Health insurers are vacuuming up details about you—and it could raise your rates | NPR
To forecast how much their members will cost, insurance companies are keeping track of members' race, education, TV-watching habits, social media, and tons more.
Microsoft, Walmart ink AI, cloud pact to take on Amazon | Healthcare IT News
Walmart and Microsoft will work together over the next five years to engineer and develop cloud and AI-based tools.
These pills could be next U.S. drug epidemic, public health officials say | Pew Trusts
Prescriptions for anti-anxiety drugs, like Xanax and Klonopin, have become more common in the past couple of decades, and pubic health officials are now worried that they're posing some of the same risks as opioids.
Pfizer-Lilly pain drug meets late-stage trial goals | Reuters
The drug, tanezumab, could be an alternative to opioids. In a study, the drug was shown to be both safe and effective.
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EU fines Google $5 billion over Android antitrust abuse | CNBC
The EU contends that Google has unfairly promoted its own services and has hindered competition by making smartphone makers install a bundle of Google apps on their phones.