April 25, 2018
Takeda Pharmaceutical has increased its bid to purchase Shire Plc to $64 billion; a process for reviewing drug patents has been ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States; at the University of California, Los Angeles, an “unspoken taboo” against reusing transplanted kidneys is being challenged.
April 24, 2018
The confirmation hearing for the president's new pick to run the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is being postponed; hospital profits are at 10-year low; new recommendations re-imagine postpartum care.
April 24, 2018
David Blumenthal, MD, MPP, president of The Commonwealth Fund, discusses the role of mergers and acquisitions in delivering affordable, high-quality care.
March 23, 2018
Ed F. Haislmaier, the Preston A. Wells Jr senior research fellow at the Institute for Family Community, and Opportunity at The Heritage Foundation, talks about the impact of new business partnerships on healthcare costs.
March 08, 2018
Cigna has announced that it will acquire Express Scripts in a $67 billion deal. The deal brings health benefits and pharmacy benefits under the same roof and is the latest in a string of acquisitions and mergers as the industry attempts to address health costs.
What We're Reading: Cost of Healthcare Bills; Albertsons Buying Rite Aid; Pediatric Cancer Therapies
February 21, 2018
Research analyzes the cost of processing healthcare bills; supermarket operator Albertsons will buy drugstore chain Rite Aid; a review of phase 1 clinical trials finds just 1 in 10 children with cancer see improvements.
February 12, 2018
The United States healthcare system is about to undergo some changes. The proposed cross-sector merger between CVS Health and Aetna created some waves and it was followed by an even bigger surprise: the partnership between Amazon, JP Morgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway to create a new healthcare company.
February 03, 2018
The changing payment and competition landscape in healthcare are the 2 biggest challenges facing community oncologists today, explained Robin Shah, vice president of Provider Marketing and Strategy at Flatiron Health.