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Online patient communities consider the platform: Facebook, or somewhere more private?

Online patient communities consider the platform: Facebook, or somewhere more private?

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Facebook itself has more than six million health-related groups.

Accessible website design for users with disabilities lags far behind demand

Accessible website design for users with disabilities lags far behind demand

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Too few of the billions of sites online are usable for disabled people, says AudioEye's CEO.

Is your brand's voice, male, female, human or mineral?

Is your brand's voice, male, female, human or mineral?

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The rise of voice technology platforms and the connected home has turned the discussion of a brand's voice from metaphorical to physical.

Sheryl Sandberg: 'Facebook must bring people together to do good'

Sheryl Sandberg: 'Facebook must bring people together to do good'

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Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has said that in turbulent times the social network must do more than simply connect people.

Fitbit CMO Tim Rosa: 'We know consumers don't want the internet on their wrists'

Fitbit CMO Tim Rosa: 'We know consumers don't want the internet on their wrists'

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Rosa talks about the wearable technology company's health and fitness plans and other areas of expansion.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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Alexion to cut 600 jobs; Sage Therapeutics' experimental seizure drug fails to meet expectations; Apple is interested in medical and health activity

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, September 11, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, September 11, 2017

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Teva names new CEO; Allergan transfers Restasis patent to skirt competition; Google invests in oncology

Digital Healthcare: Is It For Real?

Digital Healthcare: Is It For Real?

The coming digital revolution will change a lot of things, but I guarantee this: It won't replace the importance of the patient-physician relationship.

Why use health plan apps? To search for specialists and understand drug coverage

Why use health plan apps? To search for specialists and understand drug coverage

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Consumers younger than the age of 45 were most likely to use an app developed by their health plan.

Experts say pharma's move to Snapchat is in the making

Experts say pharma's move to Snapchat is in the making

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Alone among the best-known social platforms, Snapchat has failed to generate much enthusiasm from pharma. Here's why — and here's why that may change.

Former Cleveland Clinic comms exec Angela Calman joins IBM Watson Health

Former Cleveland Clinic comms exec Angela Calman joins IBM Watson Health

Calman is joining the technology company as VP of comms for Watson Health.

Facebook ramps up video offer with revamped Watch tab

Facebook ramps up video offer with revamped Watch tab

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Facebook is ramping up its video offering as a stronger rival to YouTube and Snapchat with the launch of its redesigned video tab.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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Celgene and Agios secure FDA approval for AML drug Idhifa; GSK hires chief digital and technology officer; Pfizer wants tax reform before M&A engagement

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, July 31, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, July 31, 2017

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FDA launches digital health pre-certification pilot; J&J's experimental RA drug raises safety concerns; AstraZeneca gets breakthrough status for Imfinzi

Drugmakers turn to tech to better demonstrate empathy

Drugmakers turn to tech to better demonstrate empathy

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Frustrated by its inability to empathize with patients, pharma has turned to tech to teach providers and caregivers what illness really feels like.

Diabetes drugmakers partner with mobile startups to boost patient engagement

Diabetes drugmakers partner with mobile startups to boost patient engagement

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Novo Nordisk and Roche are two examples of drugmakers that are turning to digital-health startups to better engage with patients and mine valuable real-world evidence.

One year later: How Pokémon Go leveled up AR for marketing

One year later: How Pokémon Go leveled up AR for marketing

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The Pikachu-catching phenomenon popularized AR and made the technology much more accessible.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, July 13, 2017

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AstraZeneca CEO reportedly moving to Teva; the FDA reverses on approval for Amicus drug; Merck names winners of Alexa challenge

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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Trump administration considers outcomes-based approach to lower drug prices; Sanofi to acquire vaccines biotech; Nestle partners with Enterome to develop microbiome-based diagnostics

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, June 16, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, June 16, 2017

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Apple reportedly working to bring EMRs to iPhone; FDA to study disclosures in ads; Trump admin discussing drug price EO

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, June 15, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Google invests in European biotechs; hospitals that restrict sales-rep visits more likely to prescribe cheaper generics; AI could help doctors with new research

Bayer aims to drive patient-HCP dialogue with data-sharing app for MS

Bayer aims to drive patient-HCP dialogue with data-sharing app for MS

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The FDA-approved app will allow MS patients to share their medication injection history with HCPs.

Half of clinical-trial sites offer free transportation to patients

Half of clinical-trial sites offer free transportation to patients

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Consent forms and reimbursement are the main deterrents of offering the service.

Voice assistants may ease EHR burden for docs, but challenges exist

Voice assistants may ease EHR burden for docs, but challenges exist

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With physicians spending nearly four hours a day on their electronic health records, experts say voice assistants could help reduce their workload one day.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, June 1, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, June 1, 2017

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50% of consumers say they will share their health data with tech giants; pharma CEOs expect pricing proposal from Trump administration; FDA approves generic versions of Strattera

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, May 26, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, May 26, 2017

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FDA presents ideas to tackle drug prices; patients aware of side effects more likely to report them; scientists use Apple's Research Kit for clinical purposes

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, May 25, 2017

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Fitness trackers do not reliably track calories, docs find; health-tech startups face market uncertainty; FDA adcom votes in favor of Puma breast-cancer drug

Twitter launches DM cards for brands

Twitter launches DM cards for brands

Twitter has launched a customizable Direct Message Card that brands can use to promote and share the bots or other customer experiences they've created, while Snapchat and Instagram have launched stories updates.

Otsuka, Proteus refile their sensor-enabled drug

Otsuka, Proteus refile their sensor-enabled drug

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The chip-in-a-pill combines antipsychotic Abilify with an ingestible sensor made by Proteus.

Apple helps a blind drummer and nonverbal teen thrive in new spots

Apple helps a blind drummer and nonverbal teen thrive in new spots

Siri and accessibility features take center stage in ads for Global Accessibility Awareness Day.