Articles for Business
February 9, 2017 | Laura Joszt
A judge has blocked the proposed merger of Anthem and Cigna, saying consolidation would likely result in higher prices and have other anticompetitive effects. The ruling comes just 2 weeks after another judge blocked the Aetna-Humana merger.
January 27, 2017 |
This week, the top managed care stories included Aetna and Humana's merger getting blocked, the first Affordable Care Act replacement proposal was unveiled, and an analysis of regional cancer death trends.
January 23, 2017 | Laura Joszt
The US District Court for the District of Columbia has blocked the Aetna-Humana merger on the grounds it is anticompetitive.
January 23, 2017 | Surabhi Dangi-Garimella, PhD
The current chair of the Federal Trade Commission will like to make a decision on the proposed merger of Walgreens and Rite Aid pharmacies before she leaves office—but the fate of the merger remains unclear.
January 11, 2017 | Laura Joszt
Researchers have found that accountable care organizations with a higher proportion of minority patients tend to score worse on Medicare’s quality performance measures.
January 2, 2017 | AJMC Staff
What we're reading, January 2, 2017: drug makers are taking a cautious approach to off-label promotion; Republicans eye changes to Medicaid under Trump administration; and the impact of geography on health.
December 28, 2016 | AJMC Staff
What we're reading, December 28, 2016: a county in West Virginia is suing 3 national drug distributors for allegedly fueling the opioid epidemic; CDC awards new funding as another Zika case is reported in Texas; and first drug to treat spinal muscular atrophy approved.
December 17, 2016 | Laura Joszt
Two former executives at a generic pharmaceutical company have been charged with being involved with price-fixing, bid-rigging, and customer allocation conspiracies. The charges are the first that have resulted from a 2-year investigation of the generic drug industry.