Pharma News – October 30, 2019

Your weekly dose of interesting tidbits from around the pharma web…


Breast implant monitoring is important to patients, advocates, physicians and even manufacturers. That’s why Allergan is backing the Aesthetic Society creation of the Patient App. The HIPAA-compliant personalized mobile app will securely store patient implant records and offer information and safety updates, as well give patients a way to send feedback. (fiercepharma)


Medicaid programs in Georgia, Michigan, Tennessee, Virginia and Missouri will cover eligible nonemergency medical transport (NEMT) rides through Lyft’s platform, reaching 9 million additional people. (fiercehealthcare)


Advocates urge the return of patient’s control over their own information in the evolving age of Big Data in healthcare. (fiercehealthcare)


Bayer, Pfizer top pharma companies in terms of social media usage but all pharma companies could be doing better. (fiercepharma)


Amazon continues its movement into healthcare by acquiring Health Navigator, which is Amazon’s second purchase in the health-care space. (CNBC)


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