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By December 31, 1969

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Real World Evidence: How It's Changing the Way Drugs are Developed and Valued

In the summer of 1996, two new prescription drugs, containing fenfluramine and phentermine, hit the market promising an easy way to lose weight. Use of the products skyrocketed and by mid 1997, almost two million people were taking them¹.

Just over a year later, in September of 1997, both products were abruptly pulled off the market amid growing concerns that use of the drugs may cause serious heart problems. The FDA found evidence that nearly one-third of those taking the drugs might develop a rare form of heart valve damage that could weaken the heart. Three deaths were linked to the use...

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3 Keys to Building a Proactive Healthcare System using AI

The U.S. health systems ranks 37th out of 191 countries in overall efficiency according to a recent ranking by the World Health Organization. WHO’s calculation includes a variety of indicators including population health, responsiveness, and fairness in financing and financial risk protection1.

The U.S ranks 43rd in life expectancy (79.7 years) behind other developed nations like Japan (84.74), Canada (81.76) and Germany (80.57)2. The U. S. does rank first in one category – total health expenditures, with an average per capita cost of $10,384, nearly twice the comparable country average of...

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Data and AI Taking Center Stage at BIO 2018

“AI is your rocket ship and data is the fuel."

Michael Dell said this to customers and partners at his annual conference, but the message will be one of the key takeaways for the 16,000 attendees expected at the 2018 BIO International Convention to be held in Boston next week. More than 5,000 companies from 70 different countries will be represented at the gathering that brings together biotechnology and pharma leaders for a week of intensive networking to discover new opportunities and promising partnerships. Discussions cover a wide spectrum of life science and application areas...

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Harnessing New & Traditional Data to Discover Actionable Insights with AI

By Patrick Getzen, Chief Data and Analytics Officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Clashes between the traditional and the novel are as old as time itself. Change is rarely welcomed, so anything new that comes along often faces a rough road to acceptance. However, that is not the case when it comes to the types of data that are now becoming available in the world of healthcare. The merging of new and traditional healthcare data promises to lead to a new era of discovery and offers significant benefits for patients, providers and payers.

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