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Report finds medical products influence patient satisfaction

Report finds medical products influence patient satisfaction

By Adam Rubenfire  |  September 15, 2016

Patient satisfaction isn't just about the way patients are treated by physicians and staff. The equipment and products used in healthcare facilities can have a significant impact on patient opinion, according to an industry report.

Alere sues Abbott Laboratories to complete $5.8 billion merger

By Erica Teichert  |  August 29, 2016

Abbott waffled on its commitment to purchase Alere in April because of concerns about the accuracy of Alere's statements and representations in the agreement. The North Chicago, Ill., company this month warned that it may not go through with the proposal.

EpiPen price backlash comes as consumers pay greater share

EpiPen price backlash comes as consumers pay greater share

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 25, 2016

The controversy surrounding Mylan's EpiPen pricing suggests drugmakers have been slow to adapt to an environment in which millions of Americans must pay thousands of dollars out of pocket before their coverage kicks in.

Innovations: Startup's liquid biopsies match cancer patients with trials

Innovations: Startup's liquid biopsies match cancer patients with trials

By Erica Teichert  |  August 20, 2016

Guardant Health, based in Redwood City, Calif., developed a liquid biopsy blood test that has helped match cancer patients with clinical trials and treatment options without costly or invasive biopsies. CEO and co-founder Helmy Eltoukhy calls it a “game changer” for oncology.

NantHealth's cancer test picks up more willing insurers

NantHealth's cancer test picks up more willing insurers

By Bob Herman  |  August 10, 2016

NantHealth, the precision-medicine company started by billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, is in negotiations with 13 additional health insurance companies and large employers to cover its costly genome sequencing test for cancer patients.

Blog: Cupping therapy gets some Olympic attention

Blog: Cupping therapy gets some Olympic attention

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 10, 2016

Purple circles visible on Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps' body while he competes at the Rio Games are evidence of the superstar swimmer's belief in an ancient Chinese technique called cupping, which is touted as a way to ease sore muscles.

Essure court ruling in California could bring more lawsuits

Essure court ruling in California could bring more lawsuits

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  August 09, 2016

The decision could potentially open the floodgates for more litigation tied to the device, which thousands of women have said led to chronic pelvic pain, punctured their uteruses and caused other damage.

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