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Prescription Digital Therapeutics: When Software Is the Active Ingredient

Camargo

With smartphones now ubiquitous, interest has increased in digital health solutions such as telemedicine platforms. The post Prescription Digital Therapeutics: When Software Is the Active Ingredient appeared first on Camargo. Blog Combination Products Device

The sweeping biotech business model

World of DTC Marketing

R&D has been replaced with acquisitions. The latest is J&J’s deal to buy out Momenta for $6.5 billion. This week alone Sanofi, BMS, and other big pharma companies have spent billions on the purchase of smaller, promising companies who have drugs that could lead to happy investors.

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Research to bring more secure software for autonomous battlefield operations

Scienmag

Credit: U.S. Army Operational Test Command photo/Tad Browning WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Drones and other unmanned machines can save human lives on the battlefield, but adversaries could hack into their artificial intelligence software.

How biotech and pharma companies pay their CEOs, and their workers

Bio Pharma Dive

The median CEO of 231 drug companies analyzed by BioPharma Dive earned 50% more last year than in 2017, a leap that far outpaced the more modest pay gains among employees

2022 Research: The Rapid Rise of Ocean Freight Visibility

Download this a benchmark study from FourKites and The Journal of Commerce exploring how international shippers’ usage of global supply chain visibility technology has evolved since the onset of global disruptions caused by COVID-19.

Scientists identify new gene involved in autism spectrum disorder

Scienmag

Forward genetics pinpoints gene linked to ASD involving severe speech impairment and opens door to search for more mutations, future treatments Credit: Photo taken by Brian Coats for UT Southwestern Medical Center DALLAS – Dec.

Time to Reassess Tocilizumab’s Role in COVID-19 Pneumonia

JAMA Internal Medicine

In this issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, 3 important articles explore the use of tocilizumab in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia. Tocilizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that binds human interleukin 6 (IL-6) receptors.

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LabCorp Backs Resolution Bioscience’s Liquid Biopsy Test for NSCLC

XTalks

Clinicians and patients alike have long been hoping for liquid biopsy tests for cancer screening and diagnosis given their ease, convenience and ability to detect disease-specific mutations.

Lilly offers first evidence that its antibody drug may help treat COVID-19

Bio Pharma Dive

The results, from a mid-stage study of Lilly's drug, suggest treatment helped lower virus levels, but the degree to which patients benefited remains unclear

Could a COVID-19 breath test help UK out of lockdown?

Pharma Phorum

A potential COVID-19 breath test has been unveiled in the UK, as the country desperately searches for alternatives to crippling lockdown measures to prevent the disease from spreading.

Third Plasma Donation Drive from Shincheonji Church Expected to Gather 4,000 Donors

The Pharma Data

DAEGU, KOREA, November 09, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — South Korean religious group Shincheonji Church of Jesus has announced their third convalescent plasma donation drive to take place for 3 weeks starting November 16th at an Indoor Athletics Center in Daegu.

An Innovative & Creative Problem Solver Approach to Selling in the Medical Device Space

Speaker: Steve Goldstein, Sales Leader

Currently in sales or involved in a business that depends on strong sales results? Join Steve Goldstein, Sales Success Coach, Motivational Speaker and Medical Device Sales Leader from Gold Selling LLC. You will absorb critical strategies to become a trusted partner in greater sales success.

In the News: October Regulatory and Development Updates

Camargo

Each month, Camargo’s “In the News” series highlights important changes and advancements in the regulatory and development space and explores how those changes could impact your program. Unpacking the (Black) Box: Antares Licenses Urology Product with Boxed Warning.

Telehealth will be worth about $25 billion in 2021

World of DTC Marketing

SUMMARY: Deloitte predicts that the percentage of virtual video visits to doctors will rise to 5% globally in 2021, up from an estimated 1% in 2019. While 5% may not sound like much, consider that 8.5 billion doctor’s visits, worth a total of approximately US$500 billion.

Pharma Chatbots: Designing the Human Side of the Experience (Pt. One)

Intouch Solutions

Robots are no longer the stuff of science fiction, and as more brands adopt conversational AI, some key considerations can enhance the chatbot user experience. In part one of this two-part series, we’ll talk about chatbots, human users, and live agents, and offer several tips for success.

Wishing You More Affordable Medicine This Christmas

Pharmacy Checkers

With some stops and starts, this blog has become far more focused on policy, regulatory matters, law and politics — and less on everyday consumer issues relating to drug prices.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Ivory Coast creates first marine protected area

Scienmag

Credit: CEM Ivory Coast has announced the creation of its first Marine Protected Area (MPA). The MPA will cover 2,600km2 (1,000 square miles) of pristine ocean off the coast of Grand-Béréby, protecting marine biodiversity including threatened shark and turtle species.

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Herd immunity won’t stop the outbreak: 3 Dangerous Covid-19 Myths

Find Me Cure

The spread of misinformation about Covid-19 can only be parallelled by the spread of the virus itself. This would all be in good humour (like the jokes about fighting the virus with alcohol) if it was not so detrimental to many people’s health and mental wellbeing. .

Boston Doctor Develops Severe Allergic Reaction After Getting Moderna Vaccine

NY Times

The patient, who has a severe shellfish allergy, recovered quickly with treatment. Until now, reports of severe reactions had been linked to the Pfizer vaccine.

The Future is Now: Trends in Clinical Trials Brought to Reality

Crucial Data Soutions

Someday, clinical and post-market research will be 100 percent remote. Someday, all studies will be conducted in a single tech platform with data from any source. Someday, all study participants will enter data via their own mobile device, from anywhere.

Merck signs $356M deal to supply US with experimental coronavirus drug

Bio Pharma Dive

The drugmaker spent $425 million a month ago to acquire the biotech developer of the treatment, which tamps down on the body's inflammatory response to viral infections

Pfizer strikes a deal with newly formed China biotech

Bio Pharma Dive

The deal, which has Pfizer paying as much as $70 million, is the latest in a series of moves by big pharma companies to forge a stronger position in the world's second-largest drug market

Intellia, beginning treatment in CRISPR study, secures Gates Foundation backing

Bio Pharma Dive

The biotech won a grant from the foundation two days after dosing the first patient in a study of an in vivo CRISPR medicine, a milestone for the company and the technology

Developing Drug Products with the Label’s Commercial Value in Mind

Camargo

Whether you plan to out-license or commercialize your product, getting the label right matters. The post Developing Drug Products with the Label’s Commercial Value in Mind appeared first on Camargo. Blog Commercialization

How pharma digital marketing can excel

World of DTC Marketing

Pharma digital marketing has been lagging behind key trends for a long while. Let’s face it, pharma organizations are not made for speed while digital marketing is all about “now” Digital marketing is also about experimentation and learning from successes as well as failures.

HCP > MD: How Brands Can Help NPs and PAs Improve Healthcare

Intouch Solutions

Brands can help patients and physicians by building and strengthening their relationships with NPs and PAs. Engaging them helps the entire care team perform at a higher level. Learn how here!

Human Rights Day: Safe and Affordable Imported Medicine and the Internet

Pharmacy Checkers

Today is Human Rights Day, a day commemorating the United Nations’ 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

What cold lizards in Miami can tell us about climate change resilience

Scienmag

Credit: Photo courtesy Day’s Edge Productions It was raining iguanas on a sunny morning. Biologist James Stroud’s phone started buzzing early on Jan.

The meeting that could change Alzheimer's treatment

Bio Pharma Dive

On Friday, a panel of experts and FDA staff will weigh in on a closely watched Alzheimer's drug from Biogen. Their feedback could affect how the disease is treated for years to come

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Moderna Applies for Emergency F.D.A. Approval for Its Coronavirus Vaccine

NY Times

The first shots could be given as early as Dec. 21, if authorization is granted.

COVID-19: Challenges, Innovation, and What’s Ahead in 2021

Pharma Marketing Network

Below is a Q&A with Mark Bard, Co-Founder of The DHC Group, who offers his insights on the challenges COVID-19 has brought to pharma, as well as what innovation is taking place due to this full shift to digital and what lies ahead in the future.

AstraZeneca to buy Alexion for $39B

Bio Pharma Dive

The deal launches AstraZeneca, a company that has been growing mostly because of newer drugs for cancer and diabetes, into the market for rare disease treatments

Moderna says its coronavirus vaccine sparks immune response in older people

Bio Pharma Dive

An initial look at the vaccine's effects on the elderly shows those in their 70s had similar responses to those under 55, Moderna told a government panel

After a rare win, a biotech details long-awaited results for its ALS drug

Bio Pharma Dive

Data published Wednesday describe what one study investigator deems a milestone in the fight against ALS, a deadly and progressive neurological disorder

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In the News: September Regulatory and Development Updates

Camargo

Each month, Camargo’s “In the News” series highlights important changes and advancements in the regulatory and development space and explores how those changes could impact your program. FDA Establishes Digital Health Center of Excellence.

The immediate future of DTC

World of DTC Marketing

As we look forward to 2021 DTC marketers should be noting the changes in consumer attitudes and the way they request new treatments. Much has changed but a lot is also the same. Business magazines are writing about the “digital future” of healthcare but are consumers ready?