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Infographic – Smartphone Data Collection, Like It or Not

Chart: data collection requests

We’re learning more and more about the data collected by mobile device software, particularly Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Smartphone Data Collection, Like It or Not

Despite Crisis, U.S. Prescription Opioid Use Remains High

Pills and capsules

A review of insurance claims over a 10-year period shows prescription opioid use in the U.S. remains at a high level with few signs of declining, despite repeated and vocal public concerns about these drugs. . . . → Read More: Despite Crisis, U.S. Prescription Opioid Use Remains High

Technique Assessed for Comparing Effectiveness Between Drugs

Analytics

An academic-industry research team validated a statistical technique to evaluate the effectiveness of different drugs treating the same disease, without conducting separate head-to-head clinical trials. . . . → Read More: Technique Assessed for Comparing Effectiveness Between Drugs

Lyme Disease Reported Increasing, Spreading in U.S.

Adult deer tick

A medical diagnostics company released a report today showing the number of cases of Lyme disease is increasing over the past 8 years, and spreading to more parts of the U.S. . . . → Read More: Lyme Disease Reported Increasing, Spreading in U.S.

Infographic – U.S. Smoking Rate Hits New Low

Chart: smoking in the U.S.

These data show fewer than 1 in 6 Americans, or 16 percent, smoked a cigarette in the past week. . . . → Read More: Infographic – U.S. Smoking Rate Hits New Low

FDA Reviewers Found Accepting Industry Payments After Drug Approvals

Pills and dollars

A new report finds a large percentage of panel members that review drug applications for the Food and Drug Administration accept payments and other rewards from companies after their drugs are approved. . . . → Read More: FDA Reviewers Found Accepting Industry Payments After Drug Approvals

FDA Issues Guidance on Patient Experience Data Collection

Scott Gottlieb

The Food and Drug Administration issued draft regulatory guidance outlining methods for collecting data from patients that the agency says will help improve evaluations of more precisely targeted drugs. . . . → Read More: FDA Issues Guidance on Patient Experience Data Collection

Infographic – Immigrants Boost High-Value U.S. Start-Ups

Countries of immigrant start-ups

Based on data from 2016, about half — 44 of 87 — U.S. start-ups valued at $1 billion or more were founded by immigrants, with India providing the largest number of these entrepreneurs. . . . → Read More: Infographic – Immigrants Boost High-Value U.S. Start-Ups

New Models Improve Suicide Risk Predictions

Woman at window

Statistical models derived from data in electronic health records and standard questionnaires for depression are shown to better predict a person’s risk of suicide following a doctor’s office or mental health clinic visit. . . . → Read More: New Models Improve Suicide Risk Predictions

Global Health R&D Cuts Threaten U.S. Economy, Jobs

Children receiving vaccine

An analysis of the impact of proposed cuts in funds for research and development on technologies to address global health needs shows the U.S. economy benefits directly from this spending, including support of many jobs in nearly all states. . . . → Read More: Global Health R&D Cuts Threaten U.S. Economy, Jobs