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Venture capital indicates trends of digital health

The pharmaceutical industry has been experiencing some fundamental changes–outstanding efficacy and cost-effectiveness is more essential than ever for a drug to gain market access; the traditional one-size-fits-all blockbuster strategy has been increasingly challenged by personalized medicine, and the use of medicine is declining. These changes suggest the pharmaceutical industry needs to transform from “drug maker” to […]

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Does online search really put patient privacy in danger?

A research letter published online this week in JAMA Internal Med reveals that several popular websites that provide medical information for consumers have either integrated third-party tracking elements or leaked search terms to third-parties. Those websites included some high-profile names such as the New York Times, WebMD, Weight Watchers and Men’s Health. The researcher looked […]

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Twitter: A Social Soundtrack for Medical Meetings

Twitter has changed a lot of things in healthcare. One of them is communication at medical meetings. Yesterday, the embargo of abstracts to be presented at this year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Congress was lifted at 6pm, creating a big wave of conversations on Twitter. Oncology is one of the most active and […]

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