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1/22/2019
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1. Medtronic app sends device data to CareLink network
Medtronic has launched the MyCareLink Heart mobile app to support its portfolio of pacemakers that can communicate directly with patients' smartphones and tablets. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
2. Consumer trust an issue for healthcare chatbot apps
Chatbot apps for healthcare have potential, but still need to earn customer trust, according to a benchmarking study by UserTesting. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
3. Pharma marketing to physicians linked to higher opioid prescribing, death
Increased marketing of opioid products to physicians, from consulting fees to free meals, is associated with higher opioid prescribing rates and elevated overdose deaths in the United States. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
4. Americans with disabilities mistrust government regarding health insurance
A new survey of Americans with disabilities and preexisting conditions has found 84% of them fear health insurance companies will discriminate against them following last month's U.S. District Court ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. ePharm Brief
 
 
 
5. Everyday Health Group acquires Top Doctor series publisher
Everyday Health Group has acquired Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a healthcare research and physician ratings brand and publisher of the Top Doctor series, including America's Top Doctors. ePharm Brief
 
 
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