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The Scoop – Spending on Medicines Rises | Success Kid | IBM Health April 15, 2015

Filed under: Corporate — CMI/Compas @ 4:01 pm

Spending on medicines is up more than 10% in the US, according to new IMS research. The company credits innovation-led spending, and not the stubborn headache I had last weekend.

Viral story of the day: memes for greater good? Success Kid’s dad needs a kidney transplant – can his Internet celebrity spur a donation?

IBM has launched a health unit, and are partnering with pharma and tech companies to get started. A primary focus will be to make better use of Apple’s health-themed products. Thanks to CMIO Dr. Susan Dorfman for this story.

SERMO announced in a press release that, with an expansion to UK audiences, “SERMO is now the first global medical social network exclusively for physicians with 343,000 members.”

Researchers are developing a breath test that could help detect stomach cancer.

– Carly Kuper, VP, Strategic Marketing & Corporate Communications

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