Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 17, 2016

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1. Gary Tanner, a former executive for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, and Philidor Rx Services executive Andrew Davenport were arrested on charges of fraud and a kickback scheme that led the executives to allegedly receive $50 million in kickbacks and payments. (Stat)

2. More than a million people have signed up for a health exchange plan during the first two weeks of open enrollment. This year's signup rates are faster than last year, officials said. (CNBC)

3. Mobile phone game Sea Hero Quest said it has generated thousands of years' worth of lab research to study dementia as 2.4 million people play the game. The game is a collaboration between Alzheimer's Research UK, Deutsche Telekom, game designers Glitchers, and scientists. (The Guardian)

4. Walgreens Boots Alliance slammed blood-testing company Theranos for allegedly voiding 31,000, about 11%, of the blood-test reports given to the drugstore chain's customers, according to legal documents. Their partnership was announced in 2013. (WSJ)

5. Researchers in Boston have developed a multi-dose capsule that can deliver oral drugs with one dose over an extended period of time. The device has been tested on pigs so far, and the research is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. (Stat)

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