Regeneron, Sanofi cut heart drug's price to spur greater use | Bloomberg
The companies will lower the price of their currently $14,000-a-year drug Praluent. They'll also try to get insurers to loosen restrictions by aiming the drug at high-risk patients.
Intermountain launches company to integrate mental health services | Health Data Management
Providers at the new company, Alluceo, will facilitate mental healthcare with a digital platform. That platform will support a team-based care model.
Healthcare.gov is moving to the cloud; 2018 downtime was less than expected | Fierce Healthcare
CMS will put healthcare.gov mostly in the cloud by April 2019, held on Amazon cloud servers. The move will help the agency better recover from disasters and will cost less, according to the CT of the agency that oversees healthcare.gov.
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The more opioids doctors prescribe, the more money they make | CNN
Physicians who prescribed lots of opioids tended to be paid by pharmaceuticals that make opioids, according to a new analysis. Payments were for speaking, consulting, and other services.
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Elon Musk, speaking at SXSW, projects Mars spaceship will be ready for short trips by first half of 2019 | CNBC
"We are building the first Mars, or interplanetary ship, and I think we'll be able to do short trips, flights by first half of next year," Musk told an audience at South by Southwest.