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Two ways blockchain could have a quick impact in healthcare

The promise of blockchain technology as a practical means of solving elusive healthcare data and transactional challenges has rapidly advanced. For example, a recent Deloitte global survey found that 55 percent of healthcare IT executives strongly believe blockchain will become a “disruptive force” in healthcare. Nearly half (49 percent) of healthcare executives say they plan… Read More »

5 quick PR tricks to cover up a lack of real health care news

As all researchers know, science is a grinding parade of failure and dead ends. But as we’ve often written, news release writers sometimes seem hell-bent on making the public believe otherwise. Like expert makeup artists, they can add sparkle to lackluster findings, mask blemishes in study designs, and smooth over unimpressive data. One thing I… Read More »

FDA gifts Alexion quick OK for Soliris follow-up Ultomiris

Alexion was expecting a decision on its Soliris successor by February, but thanks to a quick review from U.S. regulators, it’s made its way onto 2018’s list of new drug approvals. The agency green-lighted the drug, Ultomiris, last week as a treatment for rare and life-threatening blood disease paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. The new and improved… Read More »