IMS Health Incorporated (IMS) is a provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. IMS offers market intelligence products and services, including portfolio optimization capabilities; commercial effectiveness innovations; managed care and consumer health offerings, and consulting and services solutions. The Company’s information products are developed to meet the clients' needs by using data secured from a worldwide network of suppliers in more than 100 countries. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company acquired Robinson and James Research Pty Limited, Fourth Hurdle Consulting Limited, Health Benchmarks, Inc., RMBC Pharma Limited, and Skura Corporation, Inc.
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