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Walgreens tells Theranos to stop using lab under scrutiny

By Associated Press  |  January 28, 2016

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.

WebMD denies acquisition talks

By Bob Herman  |  January 14, 2016

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 outsourcing its metro Chicago clinics to Advocate

Walgreens is outsourcing its metro Chicago clinics to Advocate

By Kristen Schorsch and Brigid Sweeney, Crain's Chicago Business  |  January 11, 2016

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.

Valeant CEO takes medical leave

Valeant CEO takes medical leave

By Associated Press  |  December 28, 2015

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.

Valeant in new distribution deal with Walgreens

By Associated Press  |  December 15, 2015

Valeant Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday that the agreement will help to lower the prices of its branded prescription-based dermatological and ophthalmological products by 10%.

Walgreens queried about Catholic hospital running in-store clinics

By Associated Press  |  December 14, 2015

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.

HHS launches enrollment blitz for Jan. 1 sign-ups

By Bob Herman  |  December 12, 2015

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.

Company doctoring: More employers offer on-site clinics

Company doctoring: More employers offer on-site clinics

By David Royse  |  December 05, 2015

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.

Competition heats up for patient-generated health data

By Beth Kutscher  |  November 12, 2015

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.

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