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A Better Pill–Internal Delivery Devices May Help Patients Take Their Medicine – Scientific American

Lack of compliance often leads to worsening chronic conditions and excess hospitalization. Studies consistently show one third to one half (pdf) of all U.S. patients do not take their medicines as directed, and this ends up costing the health care system between $ 100 billion and $ 300 billion annually. People fail to follow drug… Read More »

What Do Healthcare Delivery Innovation and the Product Barcode Have in Common? More Than You Might Think

One of the books I’m reading now that I’m finding absolutely fascinating is Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy, a book published last year by Tim Harford, a journalist and economist whose previous books include The Undercover Economist and The Undercover Economist Strikes Back. In this case, Harford delves into the histories of such… Read More »

98point6 collects another $50M for text-driven primary care delivery platform

98point6 — a Seattle-based startup that offers an on-demand, texting-based primary care service for consumers and plans — announced this morning that it has closed $ 50 million in Series C funding, bringing the company’s total backing to $ 86.1 million. The round was led by the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, with additional… Read More »