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Wal-Mart's Sam's Club plans private insurance exchange, and other briefs
Modern Healthcare | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A new health insurance exchange announced last week by a large retailer is betting that analysts who predict that roughly 40 million people will buy their health plans through a private online marketplace by 2018 are right.
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340B hospitals protest Genentech's cancer-drug distribution plan
By Jaimy Lee | October 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A group of hospitals that participate in the federal 340B drug-discount program have joined the debate about Genentech's decision to distribute three of its most expensive and commonly used cancer drugs through specialty distributors rather than standard wholesalers.
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Consumers cheer wearables, but don't wear them, yet
By Darius Tahir | October 21, 2014
Consumers are highly optimistic about wearable devices' potential to improve healthcare, even though most now are not using wearables to track their own health, PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute says in a new report.
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Reform Update: Ascension Health bars Genentech sales reps from its hospitals
Bob Herman | October 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Pharmaceutical giant Genentech has come under a maelstrom of criticism from hospitals for its decision to change its distribution methods for three widely used cancer drugs, and now the nation's largest not-for-profit health system is responding with a bold message.
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Genentech's distribution change for cancer drugs upsets hospitals
Bob Herman | September 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Drugmaker Genentech is changing the way it ships three high-profile cancer drugs to hospitals, which are concerned that the new process will grossly inflate their already high costs and potentially affect patient care. Genentech contends the change is designed to ensure patient safety and access to...
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Google's health startup forges venture with AbbVie
Associated Press | September 03, 2014
Google's ambitious health startup is teaming up with biotechnology drugmaker AbbVie in a $500 million joint venture that will try to develop new ways to treat cancer and other diseases such as Alzheimer's.
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Google Glass-focused startup raises funds, joining others bringing Glass to healthcare
Darius Tahir | August 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Startup tech firm Wearable Intelligence, which has already garnered attention for using Google Glass in healthcare, has raised nearly $7.9 million of a planned $8.37 funding round, according to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
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Sloan-Kettering sees higher outpatient volume, payment rates
Beth Kutscher | August 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center saw an 89.1% increase in its operating surplus in the first half of the year from improved payment rates and higher outpatient volume.
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HHS fights back to keep expanded 340B drug discounts
Jaimy Lee | June 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The drug industry scored a victory last month against the Obama administration's plans to give hospitals millions of dollars in discounts through the 340B program on orphan drugs. But HHS is sticking to its position that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act promises breaks on the...
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Lung cancer screening could cost Medicare billions
Associated Press | May 15, 2014
Every person covered by Medicare would shell out an additional $3 a month if the government agreed to pay to screen certain current and former smokers for lung cancer, a new study estimates.
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