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Seventy-three percent of pharmaceutical marketing teams surveyed will use Facebook over the next two years, according to a survey from Cutting Edge Information. About two thirds of those surveyed said they will use YouTube in the next two years, followed by LinkedIn, at 55%.
The FDA commissioner said drug companies "game the system" to stop generics from competing with the brand-name medicines. These companies are using a patient-safety program to inhibit generic manufacturers, which need thousands of doses of brand-name drugs to prove their generics' equivalence.
MIT Medical to implement integrated system from Cerner | Health Data Management
Ambulatory care center MIT Medical will use Cerner's Millennium electronic health record. "The Cerner platform will allow us to house data in one integrated database that can be accessed by both our EHR and scheduling and billing platforms," said MIT Medical's director of information services.
A start-up suggests a fix to the health care morass | The New York Times
Former national coordinator for health information technology Dr. Farzad Mostashari's Aledade is working with primary care practices to improve operations and patient outcomes, thereby cutting spending.
Can a crowdsourced AI medical diagnosis app outperform a doctor? | Scientific American
An app from Human Dx, which recently announced a partnership with the American Medical Association and other organizations, helps doctors by using machine-learning to offer possible diagnosis.
Doctors are unsure whether apps like Human Dx are actually useful.
Eggs are not as bad for you as cigarettes, nor is processed meat.
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