USA Today – Amazon may be exploring a move into the $465 billion-a-year U.S. pharmaceutical market. It’s a market ripe for disruption but also a difficult one to enter, say analysts.
MIT Technology Review – What if an app could replace a pill? That’s the big question behind an emerging trend known as “digital therapeutics.” The idea: software that can improve a person’s health as much as a drug can, but without the same cost and side-effects.
COMPUTERWORLD – Perhaps one of the biggest beneficiaries of modern technology is the field of medicine. However, now that we are in the age of artificial intelligence, how will it affect the healthcare industry?
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