Information technologyAn EHR strategy can’t be measured in clicks, says Lilly exec | Medical Marketing & Media
Even though physicians are spending more time using electronic health records, drugmakers need to make sure they are providing the right information at the right time, according a pharmaceutical executive at Eli Lilly.
Medical devices and equipmentUnder Trump, Congress likely to pull plug on medical device tax | Reuters
When Donald Trump takes over as president on Jan. 20, one of the first business tax breaks he delivers is likely to go to the U.S. medical device industry.
Scientists in Ireland are using a rather unexpected material to make an extremely sensitive pressure detector: Silly Putty. The Irish researchers combined the kids' plaything with a special form of carbon, and came up with a remarkable new material — one they think could someday be useful in making medical devices.
PharmaceuticalsAstra, Lilly stick with Alzheimer’s approach despite setback | Reuters
AstraZeneca will expand its collaboration with Eli Lilly to develop an experimental Alzheimer's drug, sticking with an approach that has been a mainstay of research despite recent setbacks.
The specter of illegal marketing continues to haunt the pharmaceutical industry as Bristol-Myers Squibb agreed to a $19.5 million settlement with 42 states to resolve charges of improperly promoting an antipsychotic medicine several years ago.