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Physician Targeting Using Real-time Data: How PurpleLab’s Alerts Can Help

By leveraging real-time data that offers unprecedented insights into physician behavior and patient outcomes, companies can gain a competitive advantage with prescribers. PurpleLab®, a healthcare analytics platform with one of the largest medical and pharmaceutical claims databases in the United States, recently announced the launch of Alerts which translates complex information into actionable insights, empowering companies to identify the right physicians to target, determine the most effective marketing strategies and ultimately improve patient care.

Snip snip to save the planet – It’s World Vasectomy Day

Seinfeld was always on the cutting edge. Festivus was a cherished (or debatable) holiday for the gang, but if the writters had only known about World Vasectomy Day back in 1996 when this season 8 episode aired, it could have been celebrated even more. Dr. Doug Stein, a Tampa-based vasectomist, co-founded World Vasectomy Day, and today marks […]

Could climate change mean more kidney stones?

A futurist report on public health I wrote about last week had a lot of references to the likely impact of climate change, particularly hurricanes and droughts. But a new study suggests another reason why climate change, particularly global warming, should be a public health concern: kidney stones. Higher temps increase dehydration and that concentrates […]