Telemedicine

FTC poised to referee telemedicine

The regulator—which oversees an array of matters that include deceptive advertising and robocalls—is being nudged into this part of the medical field because of the technology involved.

Mayo device helps monitor heart patients from afar

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Device maker Preventice says the peel-and-stick monitor has the potential to go beyond the critical care market and into the sports world.

Company news: Janssen, Quest, IMS Health

Janssen scores an approval for its TB drug; Quest sells off OralDNA; telehealth use poised to rise

Still no jetpacks, but telemedicine, personalized medicine are the future, says study

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Diabetes will be the 800-pound gorilla in healthcare for the foreseeable future, according to a crystal ball-gazing white paper from Euro RSCG which pegs the rise of telemedicine, a wave of "cyberchondria" and soaring rates of medical tourism as among the emerging trends reshaping the practice of medicine.

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