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eHealth News Roundup for 13th - 24th January 2003 from Datamonitor

Posted on: 03 Feb 03
eHealth News Roundup for 13th - 24th January 2003 from Datamonitor

Summary

Over the past fortnight the Internet has benefited from Healthcare initiatives with a number of online health information tools being launched in particular. Schering-Plough led the way on this front but the leading pharmaceuticals were not all so happy. GlaxoSmithKline, for example, recently received criticism over its threat to stop supplying drugs to Canadian online pharmacies. These stories and others are covered in detail in this week’s eHealth News Roundup.
Over the past fortnight the Internet has benefited from Healthcare initiatives with a number of online health information tools being launched in particular. Schering-Plough led the way on this front but the leading pharmaceuticals were not all so happy. GlaxoSmithKline, for example, recently received criticism over its threat to stop supplying drugs to Canadian online pharmacies. These stories and others are covered in detail in this week’s eHealth News Roundup.

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Schering-Plough to offer new Clarinex information and pollen forecast resource
Schering Laboratories, the US pharmaceutical marketing arm of Schering-Plough, has agreed to use AvantGo's mobile software to enable allergy sufferers to access regional pollen forecasts and information on allergies and Clarinex from their personal digital assistants.

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Company Information: Schering-Plough Corporation

Deltagen launches new user-friendly website tools for DeltaOne customers
Deltagen has added new features and tools to its website in order to facilitate rapid search and ordering by current and potential DeltaOne customers. Deltagen's DeltaOne website will now feature a fully searchable list of DeltaOne genes and data available for immediate purchase.

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Company Information: Deltagen Inc.

NPS Pharmaceuticals' new website comes online
NPS Pharmaceuticals has re-launched its corporate website, www.npsp.com. The new site provides visitors with in-depth insight into the company's research, its product development efforts, and its business operations. Information has been organized to be relevant to analysts and investors, patients and physicians, business partners, the media, and potential employees.

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Company Information: NPS Pharmaceuticals

CancerNews.com and NexCura to provide decision support tools for cancer patients
CancerNews.com and NexCura are set to make electronic decision support resources available online to cancer patients in order to help them make treatment decisions. The NexCura Cancer Profiling software will be accessible on the CancerNews website, detailing information and resources pertaining to the 20 most common forms of cancer.

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BlueCross BlueShield and Companion HealthCare offer online prescription tool
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Companion HealthCare members have been given access to a free, online drug information and cost comparison tool, called My Pharmacy Manager.

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Company Information: Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association

ePharmacy

Online pharmacy triumphs in Florida state court battle
Florida Administrative Law Judge Daniel Manry, of the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings, has ruled in favor of RX Network, one of the fulfilling pharmacies for South Florida-based Internet company, USA Prescription.

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Online pharmacies association blasts GlaxoSmithKline's threatened Canadian drug ban
The Manitoba International Pharmacists Association, a provincial association of over 100 pharmacists engaged in the online and mail-order pharmacy industry has claimed that GlaxoSmithKline's threat to stop supplying drugs to Canadian online pharmacies would have a devastating impact on both sides of the border.

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Company Information: GlaxoSmithKline

eHealthcare

Pennsylvania enlists Siemens in statewide program to combat bioterrorism
Siemens Medical Solutions, a unit of Siemens USA, is to implement a "Health Surveillance Network" in Pennsylvania that will link emergency rooms across the state. The program is the first to come online after federal homeland security legislation authorized each state to institute a program to proactively detect potential bioterrorism threats, disease outbreaks, and epidemics.

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Zix to provide secure eMessaging for West Surrey National Health Service Trust
Zix Corporation, a global provider of secure e-messaging services, has reached a two-year agreement with the West Surrey Trust, part of the UK's National Health Service, to provide secure e-messaging for the regional healthcare community.

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eAlliance

HEALTHvision partners with PacifiCare Health Systems to provide Eprescription solutions
HEALTHvision Inc, a leading health care Internet company, recently entered into a strategic alliance with PacifiCare Health Systems to provide e-prescription solutions to payers and physicians throughout the country.

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Lundbeck selects eResearchTechnology electronic data capture for enterprise deployment
EResearchTechnology has entered into a three-year agreement with Copenhagen-based H Lundbeck A/S to provide enterprise access to eRT's electronic data capture solution.

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Company Information: H. Lundbeck A/S

Equant provides business-critical network services to Merck KGaA and other pharmaceutical leaders
Equant, a supplier in data and IP services for multinational businesses, has signed a multi-year, multimillion-dollar contract extension with Merck to continue managing and monitoring the pharmaceutical and chemical giant's global network through 2004.

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Company Information: Merck KGaA

Michael Randle

Last updated on: 27/08/2010 11:40:18

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