The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new hepatitis C pill developed by Merck & Co. The combination pill Zepatier includes the medications elbasvir and grazoprevir, which attack the liver-destroying virus in two ways.
The nation's largest drugstore chain is telling blood-testing startup Theranos to stop sending samples from its customers to a testing facility that drew regulatory scrutiny over possible patient risks.
Digital health company WebMD Health Corp. is not negotiating a sale despite a media report that tagged UnitedHealth Group and Walgreens Boots Alliance as possible suitors, WebMD said in a statement Thursday.
Walgreens is handing over operations of its 56 in-store health clinics in the Chicago area to Advocate Health Care, the largest hospital network in the state. It's the second time Walgreens Boots Alliance has offloaded some of its clinics to a health system.
Last year ushered in a bevy of new rules and regulations that are already affecting the healthcare industry. But 2016 is expected to be just as eventful.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEO J. Michael Pearson is taking a medical leave of absence after he was hospitalized with pneumonia last week. Valeant has recently come under scrutiny for its drug pricing policies, as well as its relationship with the mail-order pharmacy Philidor.
The healthcare landscape is again being reshaped by consolidations, with the prospect of more to come. The question is, writes Intermountain VP Joe Mott, will consolidation transform the industry, giving us a new business model that will deliver higher-value results?
Valeant Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday that the agreement will help to lower the prices of its branded prescription-based dermatological and ophthalmological products by 10%.
Nineteen groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union have sent a letter to the Walgreens drugstore chain expressing concerns about the company's plans to have a Catholic hospital run in-store health clinics in Washington state and Oregon.
The federal government is pulling out all the stops to encourage people to shop around and sign up for health insurance before the first major deadline for the 2016 open-enrollment period.
A growing list of large U.S. employers that have opened on-site health clinics in an effort to control the rising costs of their health benefit programs. Nearly 30% of firms with more than 5,000 workers now have on-site or near-site clinics offering some type of primary care, up from 24% in 2013.
The number of tools to track patient health data has exploded in recent years, and the race to access that information is heating up as well. “Data is the new money,” says Harry Wang, director of health and mobile product research at Parks Associates.