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A couple of the big headlines coming out of Samsung’s Unpack release event included the announcement of its Galaxy Buds Apple Airpods competitor and the Galaxy Fold foldable smartphone with its eye-popping $1,980 price tag, but the Korean tech giant also unveiled its continuing efforts to take on health-oriented...
Ochsner Health System in Louisiana has paired up with pharmaceutical company Pfizer to create innovative models for clinical trials. As part of their multi-year strategic alliance, Pfizer and Ochsner (through its innovation lab, innovationOchsner, in partnership with Ochsner Research) will aim to improve the patient clinical trial experience and...
One of the indications for Merck & Co.’s cancer immunotherapy drug could be under threat following the announcement Tuesday of negative results from a clinical trial. The Kenilworth, New Jersey-based company said the Phase III KEYNOTE-240 study of the PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor Keytruda (pembrolizumab) in hepatocellular carcinoma, or HCC,...
Preparing for a tech-enabled future is top of mind for health systems around the world as healthcare costs continue to rise, populations continue to age and medicine moves from episodic care to long-term management of chronic conditions. As part of England’s National Health Service strategic efforts, the agency commissioned...
Two deaths in a clinical trial of a drug for acute myeloid leukemia have prompted the Food and Drug Administration to impose a partial clinical hold on the study. Monrovia, California-based Xencor said Wednesday that the FDA placed the partial hold on its Phase I study of XmAb14045 in...
In the last decade, technology has progressed more than ever before, influencing nearly every aspect of our lives. One of the most important areas impacted by this unprecedented period of technological advancement is health. Innovation in healthcare has dramatically altered the way that health information and data is...
Symplr, a healthcare governance, risk and compliance platform, has signed an agreement to acquire API Healthcare, a provider of human capital management software solutions, from Veritas Capital. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Houston-based symplr, which was founded in 2006, seeks to help healthcare organizations make compliance and...
A new survey from DrFirst, a company that provides e-prescribing and medication management solutions, took a closer look at how healthcare consumers like to communicate with their provider. The online survey included responses from 199 patients who visit the doctor at least once every six months. The survey participants fell into...
Paris, France-based digital insurance startup Alan has added to its funding haul with a €40 million ($45 million) Series B financing round led by Index Ventures and DST Global as it looks to expand its domestic market share. The capital will be dedicated to developing new services, growing Alan’s  customer...
Social media giant Facebook’s string of privacy controversies now includes a newly released FTC complaint against the company for improperly disclosing membership data including private health information from closed – or private – groups on the site. The complaint, written by security researcher Fred Trotter and healthcare attorney David...
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