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The Dawn of Pharma’s Mobilization

The Dawn of Pharma’s Mobilization

The key to improving the way that patients find out about new approaches to their own healthcare is literally in their hands. The wide availability and speedy adoption of smartphones has made these devices the tool of choice for consumers to find information. This digital engagement suggests that health apps are a promising option for […]

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New FDA Guidance Could Support Digital Transformation in Medical Devices

New FDA Guidance Could Support Digital Transformation in Medical Devices

The digital transformation sweeping across health care is moving quickly. Like most things regarding technology, regulation is slow to keep up, but the Food and Drug Administration’s perspective on regulating new wearable technology and mobile apps is getting a little clearer. The agency recently issued draft guidance stating that it wouldn’t regulate “low-risk” devices that are intended […]

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Pharma Needs to Partner with Medical Device Companies in Order to Truly Move Beyond the Pill

Pharma Needs to Partner with Medical Device Companies in Order to Truly Move Beyond the Pill

In order for pharmaceutical companies to move medicine into the 21st century, they’re going to need to develop relationships with companies developing medical devices. Modern medicine calls for pharma companies and clinicians to have data about their patients. The pills that pharmas make can’t communicate with doctors so in order to get the information that clinicians […]

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Personalized Medicine? The Future of 3D Printing’s Influence On Pharma

Personalized Medicine? The Future of 3D Printing’s Influence On Pharma

Meg Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett-Packard, recently published an article on LinkedIn exploring different technological trends in healthcare. In addition to pointing out the increasing importance of apps and wearable technology for patients, and the potential insights gleaned by healthcare companies from big data, she mentions the impact of 3D printing. What is 3D printing? […]

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Trying to Connect with Physicians? What Marketers Need to Know

Trying to Connect with Physicians? What Marketers Need to Know

Pharmaceutical companies and medical device makers put the majority of their resources behind direct marketing. While they’re most visible to the consuming public through television commercials and Internet advertising, they approach physicians very differently. According to The Pew Trust, the pharmaceutical industry spent more than $24 billion marketing to physicians and just $3 billion promoting their merchandise to […]