Access to training, research, drug discovery and the delivery of life-saving medicines can all be enhanced by the intelligent application of communication technologies and information-sharing platforms.
Ebola, malaria and other infectious diseases are prominent the headlines. But the world’s number one cause of death is noncommunicable diseases like cardiovascular illnesses, cancer, respiratory diseases and diabetes. To stop this increasing pandemic, societies must develop medical capacity and strategies that change people’s lifestyles while providing access to affordable medicine. In the battle against cancer, generic oncology medicine plays a key role.
Illegal trade in counterfeit and substandard medicines is rising. Patients’ lives are at stake, and so is their trust in medication. At the same time, the costs to local and national economies and healthcare systems are immense. Pharmaceutical companies, law enforcement authorities and healthcare stakeholders are joining forces to tackle this global problem and ensure access to medicines means patients receive reliable, safe and effective pharmaceuticals.
Whether it’s apps that help patients monitor their therapies or smart packaging which records when medicines are taken, different devices in the Internet of Things are transforming the way we access and utilize health information.
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