FarmaKology Newsletter - Issue #7
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FDA permits marketing of first medical device for treatment of ADHD
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’s Watson for Drug Discovery Program No Longer Taking New Clients
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.
NHS trust expands use of robot technology for medicine dispensing
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 joins Accenture's cloud-based R&D informatics ecosystem
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.
Research & Study
Minimal Benefit of Prophylactic Antibiotics for Miscarriage Surgery
Water Disinfection Can Miss Drug-Resistant Genes
Increased muscle power may prolong life
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