Information technologyGoogle has access to medical data on 1.6 million NHS patients | Business Insider
A partnership designed to help the Royal Free National Health Service Trust monitor patients' kidney function in London hospitals gives Google DeepMind access to a range of healthcare data, including whether a person is HIV positive or has overdosed on drugs. The patient's identity is not revealed, the Royal Free NHS Trust insists.
PharmaceuticalsAstraZeneca, Pfizer said among firms weighing Medivation bid | Bloomberg
AstraZeneca Plc and Pfizer are among firms considering a counteroffer for Medivation, challenging Sanofi's $9.3 billion bid for the company, people familiar with the matter said. Novartis AG is also reportedly exploring a bid.
Regeneron pain drug clears late-stage trial | Reuters
Drugmaker Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said on Monday that its experimental drug to treat moderate-to-severe osteoarthritis pain was successful in a late-stage study.
Safety, quality and clinical practiceHospital takes on taboo subject: mistakes made after patients die | Stat
Beth Israel Deaconess has created a 20-person working group to focus on the aftermath of a patient's death, such as shipping the wrong body to a funeral home or failing to complete an autopsy. It is part of a broader effort to reduce mistakes that cause emotional harm, but haven't traditionally been considered medical errors.