Daniel Best will serve as the senior advisor for drug pricing reform in HHS. Best comes to the position from CVS, where he was vice president of industry relations for the company's Medicare Part D business.
Healthcare transactions announced so far this year are already worth about $156 billion. Those include Takeda's potential Shire acquisition, valued at $45 billion, and Glaxosmithkline's purchase of Novartis' consumer-health venture stake for $13 billion.
With the latest iOS update, Apple is officially launching its health records aggregation tool in the Health app. Almost 40 health systems now allow patients to download their records onto their iPhones.