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J&J to lay off 3,000 as it restructures medical-device businesses

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 19, 2016

Medical manufacturing giant Johnson & Johnson has announced plans to restructure its medical-device businesses after several quarters of declining sales. Johnson & Johnson says it will use the money it saves to fund investments in “new growth opportunities” and new products in the...

Healthcare devices get top billing at Consumer Electronics Show

Healthcare devices get top billing at Consumer Electronics Show

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 08, 2016

Wearable gadgets for tracking health data are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their ability to measure a host of physiologic functions. But the next frontier for innovators will be finding ways to use that data to improve patient outcomes.

Diabetes treatment innovation raises questions of reimbursement

Diabetes treatment innovation raises questions of reimbursement

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 06, 2016

One of the nation's leading endocrinologists warns that a so-called "artificial pancreas" touted as a game-changer for the treatment of diabetes could also bring headaches to the industry as it learns how to get reimbursed for advice given in between visits.

Sanofi fast tracks diabetes drug with priority review voucher

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  December 23, 2015

French drugmaker Sanofi is looking to once again beat a rival to the market by redeeming a priority review voucher for faster regulatory review, this time for its experimental combination diabetes drug Lixilan.

More states show improvement on health indicators

By Michael Sandler  |  December 10, 2015

More states have improved on most health indicators, according to an annual study that's releasing results for the first time since the Affordable Care Act expanded coverage throughout the country.

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.

Data Points for Dec. 7, 2015

Data Points for Dec. 7, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 05, 2015

Data Points for the week of Dec. 7, 2015, covered the following topics: Healthcare costs, diabetes, HealthCare.gov, prescription pain killer addiction, Medicare spending and corporate board compensation

Providers and insurers must help ACOs reach their goals

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 17, 2015

Providers and insurers need to do a better job of reaching patients and employers to help private accountable care organizations achieve lower costs and higher quality, according to physician executives at four large health insurance companies.

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