(Reuters Health) Dietary supplements – those “all natural” products people consume for weight loss, extra energy or to self-treat various conditions – send 23,000 people, many of them children, to the emergency room in the U.S. each year, according to a new estimate. Just over 9 percent require hospitalization. Many patients report heart symptoms. The […]

CHICAGO – In an Oct. 5 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX) fired back at critics over its decisions to grow its pipeline through acquisitions and increase the cost of some newly acquired drugs.   In the filing, Valeant said it is not as dependent on the price […]

Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass has been given the green light to try to profit from efforts to wipe out drug patents, a move that could fuel similar strategies by other deep-pocketed investment firms.   In a decision that comes as a blow to the pharmaceutical industry, a tribunal of the U.S. Patent and Trademark […]

A real-life experiment in brand communications By Dave Sonderman, executive creative director of GSW Worldwide, an inVentiv Health company. http://wespeakpeople.com   If other brands communicated with customers the way healthcare brands do, how many customers would they have? Or lose? More than 90 million Americans fail to act on important health information each year due […]

By Omar Shoheiber and Neil Goldfarb — Omar Shoheiber is managing partner of Guidemark Health. Neil Goldfarb is executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Business Coalition on Health.   The U.S. healthcare system is changing dramatically, and the magnitude and speed of change in healthcare delivery and financing have been overwhelming to all system stakeholders. […]

Last week, Dr. Pearl kicked off a three-part series on the physician experience. His first installment revealed Why This Is The Best Of Times To Be A Physician In America. With apologies to Charles Dickens, just as now is the best of times to practice medicine, it is also the worst of times to do […]

DALLAS, July 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — An April 2015 HealthMine survey of 750 consumers enrolled in sponsored wellness programs revealed that 28% of respondents have been diagnosed with a chronic condition in the past two years. Approximately half–46%–discovered their chronic illness through a wellness program. Chronic conditions afflict nearly half of all Americans, according to the […]