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FarmaKology Newsletter - Issue #7
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today permitted marketing of the first medical device to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The prescription-only device, called the Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System, is indicated for patients ages 7 to12 years old who are not currently taking prescription ADHD medication and is the first non-drug treatment for ADHD granted marketing authorization by the FDA.
IBM announced recently that it is discontinuing the development and sales of its Watson for Drug Discovery product. Poor financial performance is to blame for the discontinuation, IBM says. The company will continue to support existing clients, but will not be taking any new clients.
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust in England is expanding an initiative to use robot technology for improving administration of medicines after a trial started on the Pendleton Suite before the end of last year indicated it could free up time for staff.
PerkinElmer has signed on to Accenture’s life science partner ecosystem and will integrate its big data technology and content into the cloud-based platform’s wider efforts in drug discovery and research.
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