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IBM’s Watson Shows How Big Data Helps Drug Discovery

IBM’s Watson Shows How Big Data Helps Drug Discovery

Laboratories are the traditional setting for drug discovery. But some of earliest drug discovery work is now happening in a different kind of laboratory — a computer lab. IBM has made no secret of how its Watson supercomputer can bring the power of big data analytics to health care. Now Big Blue is showing how […]

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Microreact Aids in Disease Awareness

Microreact Aids in Disease Awareness

Our traditional means of sharing information about epidemics is about to change with the release of Microreact, an open data, cloud-based system developed by the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute and the Imperial College London, in further collaboration with the Microbiology Society. Unlike the limited access to current disease tracking databases, which are administered by governments […]

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A Celebrity, Instagram and the FDA: What We Can Learn from Duchesnay

A Celebrity, Instagram and the FDA: What We Can Learn from Duchesnay

In marketing pharmaceuticals, choosing the person to pitch it can make all the difference in the campaign. Canadian drug maker Duchesnay is learning that lesson firsthand through trial and error. The company has overcome a very big error — running afoul of the Food and Drug Administration’s marketing rules — to find success by pitching […]

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PhRMA to apply big bucks to new theme in 2017 marketing campaign

PhRMA to apply big bucks to new theme in 2017 marketing campaign

Article written by Beth Snyder Bulik. Originally published on FiercePharma.com Pharma industry group PhRMA is gearing up for a new marketing campaign to replace its current “From Hope to Cures” push, with a new theme and tagline set to debut this month. The multiyear campaign promises spending in the “tens of millions” each year to […]

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3 Tips to a Successful Multichannel Social Media Marketing Campaign

3 Tips to a Successful Multichannel Social Media Marketing Campaign

One of the main factors of a successful social media campaign is using multiple social channels. Multichannel marketing ensures that you will reach as many people as possible. When it comes to social media, you should not just be active on Facebook and Twitter, but you should also be utilizing other networks such as Pinterest, […]

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Pfizer Plays Up Mobile App Strategy to Boost Patient Engagement and Medication Adherence

Pfizer Plays Up Mobile App Strategy to Boost Patient Engagement and Medication Adherence

Pfizer is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical company measured by revenue. But the pharma giant aims to make inroads in another realm of health care: digital health. The company currently has more than a dozen apps in the iOS app store. Pfizer believes that the company’s responsibility is more than discovering and developing new […]

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Keep Your Patients Engaged And Help Improve Their Lives

Keep Your Patients Engaged And Help Improve Their Lives

A new year is almost upon us and with brings new opportunities to help your patients become more involved when it comes to their health. Why is it so important to keep your patients involved and engaged in their healthcare? When your patients are engaged, they will be more likely to take the initiative to […]

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Can You Improve Customer Centricity with Conversational Systems?

Can You Improve Customer Centricity with Conversational Systems?

As 2016 comes to a close, it’s time to evaluate some of the likely IT trends for the coming year, including how they’ll affect healthcare. Marketing research firms such as Gartner have offered predictions for technologies that will continue attracting large amounts of investment and spending. Conversational systems are one kind of IT development to […]

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Push for Personalized Medicine Makes Big Data the New Drug

Push for Personalized Medicine Makes Big Data the New Drug

Every drug that reaches the market does so with reams of data backing it up. Clinical trials generate mountains of information, and while much of that data used to be collected on paper, databases are now the norm for collecting and analyzing how a drug affects a patient. But soon, collecting drug data will also […]