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Berkery Noyes Says M&A Activity in Healthcare Up 20% for 2012; Healthways Study Links Well-Being to Job Performance; Goose Proofreader Ensures Accuracy in Pharma Data - Health Minute for October 18, 2012

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Berkery Noyes, an investment bank, has released its third quarter mergers and acquisitions trend report for the Healthcare/Pharma Information and Technology Industry. The report shows that M&A activity year-to-date improved 19 percent compared to the first three quarters of 2011. Market activity in the Healthcare Business Services segment rose 20 percent, while the number of transactions in the Medical Information segment more than doubled.

CVS Addresses High Cost of Drugs; United Healthcare, CBS EcoMedia Support New Vegetable Garden in Green Bay; GlaxoSmithKline Cancer Drug Trial has Successful Results - Health Minute for October 11, 2012

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A new survey by CVS Caremark of more than 2,400 of its retail pharmacists concludes that 62 percent of Americans believe the high cost of drugs is the biggest reason why as many as three out of four don’t take medications as prescribed. Non-adherence results in an estimated $300 billion a year in additional U.S. health care spending.

NORD Commends PhRMA for Adopting Principles for Interaction With Patient Organizations

Guidelines Emphasize Respecting the Values and Independence of Patient Organizations
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WASHINGTON, Sept. 28, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) today issued a statement commending the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) for adopting principles to guide the interaction between pharmaceutical companies and patient organizations.

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GE Healthcare Launches Social Media Campaign for Cancer Prevention; United Healthcare Added to DJ Industrial Average; Aegerion supports First National FH Awareness Day - Health Minute for September 25, 2012

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GE Healthcare has launched a global competition on multiple social media platforms to raise public awareness about cancer prevention. Over the next few weeks, GE Healthcare’s “#GetFit” campaign will encourage people to share their own stories and information through  Twitter, Facebook, and Sina Weibo.

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