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Sep 26, 2010
Pharmaceutical giant Merck is bringing patient care into the age of smartphones. The company has launched a series of mobile applications to help users manage ailments ranging from cancer to diabetes to migraines. These free, unbranded applications--including iChemoDiary, iManage Migraine and Vree, which is for people with Type II diabetes--are designed to help patients and caregivers track symptoms, implement treatment plans and get access to important health information.
The apps are available on a variety of mobile platforms, including Android, Apple iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile. The company says it has had hundreds of thousands of downloads.