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Amazon moves to crack the pharmacy market

Amazon moves to crack the pharmacy market

NEW YORK — Amazon.com’s venture into the pharmacy market has finally been confirmed. On June 28, Amazon announced that it had entered into an agreement to buy U.S.-based online pharmacy PillPack. Amazon did not reveal details of the consideration, but CNBC reported that Amazon made an offer of $1 billion to acquire PillPack after Walmart

How AI can help identify adverse drug reactions

How AI can help identify adverse drug reactions

Medical treatments are prescribed to alleviate illness, but sometimes their effects can be harmful. A prescribed treatment can lead to an unexpected adverse drug reaction (ADR), causing fresh or further harm. This is typically the result of the incorrect medication or dosage being prescribed, or it can occur because of an interaction of a combination

Pharmacists: Key link in health care supply chain

Pharmacists: Key link in health care supply chain

In the U.S., pharmacists are a crucial link in the health care supply chain. Beyond dispensing prescription medication, pharmacists have the academic training to conduct health and wellness screenings and to provide some preventative care as well as advice on healthy lifestyles. Empowering pharmacists by changing the laws governing their practice would enable them to

Opportunities in health care tech in the silver economy

Opportunities in health care tech in the silver economy

We all know the aging of the U.S. population is one of the biggest demographic changes of our era. This is presenting not only challenges to health care providers and governments but also opportunities for new technologies that deliver health services more efficiently, more effectively or faster. Here, we outline some key health tech innovations

As baby boomer generation ages, its needs will change

As baby boomer generation ages, its needs will change

It feels like “The boomers are coming! The boomers are coming!” has been a corporate rallying cry for a number of years now as a range of industries have worked to prepare for the aging of the population. But successfully targeting the baby boomer generation has proven elusive for many. A careful examination reveals that