Prescription of generic drugs

18 years ago Brazil welcomed the country's first generic drug registration. According to the National Agency for Sanitary Vigilance Agency (Anvisa), prescription of generic drugs increased 65% from 2015 to 2018. Between February of last year and February of this year, 34% of the 115 million medical prescriptions issued were generic versions. The implementation of … Continue reading Prescription of generic drugs

State lawmakers and prescription drug

This year, state lawmakers across the U.S. have introduced an unprecedented 160 bills to stem the rising cost of prescription drugs, and have enacted 37 into law. States are pursuing a range of strategies to tackle drug costs including allowing pharmacists to share lower cost drug options with consumers, enacting laws that authorize the wholesale … Continue reading State lawmakers and prescription drug

Brexit and the delay in the supply of medicines

Earlier this year, the Brexit Health Alliance published a paper calling on both the UK and EU to put patients first. It warned that unless a deal can be reached, medicines and medical technologies could be delayed or, in extreme cases, become unavailable to patients. The Alliance is concerned that if a decision can’t be … Continue reading Brexit and the delay in the supply of medicines

Artificial intelligence in healthcare

Artificial intelligence tools and inexpensive diagnostic software could soon become as essential to physicians as the stethoscope was in the past. AI can be sliced and diced many different ways and will change the role of physicians in the future. In addition to altering the function of physicians, two AI approaches currently available, natural-language processing and … Continue reading Artificial intelligence in healthcare

Talking to… Dr. An Pham

Dr. An Pham, a pulmonologist from Pennsylvania, USA, shares his opinion on stress and quality of sleep, tobacco taxation, and advancements in procedures and drugs in the treatment of pulmonary conditions. M3 Global Research is currently conducting studies on various pulmonology-related topics. If you are a pulmonologist or internal medicine physician specialising in pulmonology and … Continue reading Talking to… Dr. An Pham

Parkinson’s Awareness Month

M3 Global Research is currently recruiting patients with Parkinson's to participate in usability testing for a new device used in conjunction with a smart phone (both provided) in the United States and in Germany. We're offering generous compensation to the patients taking part and also the physicians referring them. If you are a member of the … Continue reading Parkinson’s Awareness Month

Talking to… Dr. Devika Umashanker

Dr. Devika Umashanker is an Obesity Medicine specialist practising in the US. In this interview with the M3 Blog, she speaks about fat-shaming, personalisation of treatment, the use of MDTs in the management of obesity issues, and taxing sugary products. Read the full interview below. What inspired you to specialise in obesity medicine? After completion … Continue reading Talking to… Dr. Devika Umashanker

Talking to… Dr. Lawrence Feldman

Dr. Feldman, a dermatologist specialising in the treatment of melanoma, practising for 30 years in the US, spoke to the M3 blog about prevention, new treatment developments and the changes in patients’ approaches to the condition. M3 Global Research is about to launch a large patient outcome study about melanoma. If you are a dermatologist … Continue reading Talking to… Dr. Lawrence Feldman

Talking to… Dr Suhail Hussain

Dr Suhail Hussain is a keen advocate of holistic and patient centred care, coupled with physicians’ continuing education. He balances work as a portfolio GP for the NHS and private sectors and is a senior tutor at three major London medical schools.   Can you tell us a little bit about your routine during a … Continue reading Talking to… Dr Suhail Hussain

Single-Payer Healthcare System

Welcome to the October edition of 'Inside M3 Insights'! This month, we are sharing the results of one insider survey carried out by MDLinx, with nearly 900 physicians and advanced practice clinicians in the United States. The purpose of this survey was to find out what healthcare professionals think about the latest healthcare reform, which … Continue reading Single-Payer Healthcare System