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Big Pharma, Big Data: Why Drugmakers Want Your Health Records

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Nurse and heart monitor

A surgery nurse is seen beside the heart beat monitor in the operating theatre of the Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin (UKB) hospital in Berlin, Germany February 29, 2008.

Credit: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

Drugmakers are racing to scoop up patient health records and strike deals with technology companies as big data analytics start to unlock a trove of information about how medicines perform in the real world.

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