Previously, officials had reported how many pregnant women had both Zika symptoms and positive blood tests. In a change announced Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will count all women who tested positive—regardless of symptoms.
For the third time, the FDA has delayed a rule requiring generic-drug companies to update product labels if they receive new safety information.
Shares of Castlight Health, which provides IT tools to help consumers make better decisions around cost and quality, gained more than 36% this week after technology company SAP made an $18 million cash investment in the company.
University Hospitals, Cleveland, has named Dr. Robyn Strosaker vice president and chief medical officer at UH Case Medical Center.
A bill introduced this week would allow cancer hospitals currently exempt from the Prospective Payment System to see no change in reimbursement despite a provision for site-neutral payments that was included in a budget agreement last year.
Kristi Matus, chief financial officer of Athenahealth, will be leaving her post at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities.
Venture capitalists have opened up the funding spigot into a budding health insurance startup, Clover Health, that only enrolls seniors—reflecting a bet that new-age insurers will disrupt the Medicare program.
Beacon Health System is the first Indiana health system to join the Mayo Clinic Care Network, which has partnered with more than 35 providers across the U.S. since 2011.
The healthcare providers will merge resources for transplant and inpatient services, physician education and clinical research in the New York City area. They will also open a free-standing dialysis center where nurses will instruct patients on using in-home dialysis equipment.
Brent Johnson, the outspoken CEO of Intalere, will retire next week, the company announced Wednesday. Johnson will stay on as an adviser until July 1, at which point he plans to serve in a mission for the Mormon Church in Oaxaca, Mexico.
A coalition that includes providers and pharmaceutical companies is pushing Congress to build on recent efforts to address the opioid drug misuse and abuse epidemic that led to more than 28,000 overdose deaths in 2014.
Oklahoma lawmakers have moved to effectively ban abortion in their state by making it a felony for doctors to perform the procedure, an effort the bill's sponsor said Thursday is aimed at ultimately overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide.