FTC: give consumers health info control; Health & Fitness wearables (PRVR–6/2 –6/6/2014)

This week on Pharma Research VIDEO Report: 1) According to The Economic Times, due to new FDA rules India’s $15 billion-a-year global pharmaceutical exporting businesses are shifting their focus on generic drugs being shipped to the U.S. 2) The Federal Trade Commission recommended to Congress the passage of legislation to give consumers added control over their personal health information. 3) Cityzen Sciences Managing Director International Gilbert Reveillon discusses his company’s health & fitness wearable tech shirt.

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Medical Identity Theft emerges; “We Feel” maps moods via Twitter (PRVR– 5/27/2014 — 5/30//2014)

This week on Pharma Research VIDEO Report: 1) ID Experts & its MIDAS system are making their mark on the emerging medical identity theft prevention industry 2) The new “We Feel” Twitter tool plans to map moods around the globe that will lead to improved allocation of mental health services 3) Buck Consultants’ survey shows an expected drop in health care costs next year, between 1/10 of 1% and 1/2 of 1%. 4) Research2Guidance estimates the health & fitness app market to grow from $2.4 billion so far to $26 billion by the end of 2017.

Change needed in pharmaco-payer relationship; Cancer spending slowing (PRVR–5/19 – 5/23/14)

This week on Pharma Research VIDEO Report:  1) Ernst & Young’s annual global pharmaceutical industry report is chock-full of insights about the critical business relationship between pharmaceutical companies and payers that needs substantial repair.    2)  An IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics shows that the impressive $91 billion invested worldwide — annually — in oncology medicines has been significantly slowing. 3) A Mobiquity survey, conduct by Research Now, reveals 55% of health & fitness app users plan to buy wearable devices to track and improve their health because  they believe they are physically benefitting.

Apple’s medical tech hiring spree; Treato breaking thru in social media MR (PRVR– May 12-16, 2014)

This week on Pharma Research VIDEO Report:  1)  Penn State graduate students found most top-50 health and fitness apps (paid and free) on iTunes and Google Play lack valuable behavior-change techniques  2) Reuters reported on Apple’s recent medical tech hiring spree, presumably for its upcoming iWatch  3) Israeli social media data collector and analyzer company Treato is spotlighted as the top business in the field for pharmaceutical, healthcare, biotech and medical device customers.