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Men who smoke are more addicted to the actual nicotine than women

Healthcare for men and women has many overlaps, but some new research has indicated that we actually differ in the way cigarettes could affect us, which could also result in gender-specific cessation programs. Researchers, who published a study earlier this month in the Journal of Neuroscience by author Kelly Cosgrove, Ph.D., of Yale University used PET […]

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Thanks to resistance, drug companies retiring antibiotic after antibiotic

Antibiotic resistance is taking its toll on the pharmaceutical industry: Drugs are getting retired from clinical circulation, because many have basically been rendered ineffective, according to an article from Washington University of St. Louis. It highlights the work of WUSTL’s Michael Kinch, associated vice chancellor of its Center for Research Innovation in Business: The number […]

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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.

CMS names finalists for $360M in grants to help kids, seniors, dual eligibles

CMS announced the second batch of prospective recipients of its Health Care Innovation Awards, which brings the total amount of funding for the project to about $360 million for health systems that devise new, innovative ways to curb healthcare costs among high-risk patients. Prospective winners are selected based on “compelling new ideas to deliver better […]