Breadcrumb Home Technology July 30, 2018 01:00 AM News from other sources Modern Healthcare Tweet Share Share Email More Print TechnologyVCs are pouring money into digital health. Are they making smart bets? | StatIn the first half of 2018, digital health companies raised $3.4 billion in venture capital, putting them on track for a record year.PharmaceuticalsMeet the rebate, the new villain of high drug prices | The New York TimesCritics say rebates raise brand-name drug prices for consumers, since insurers usually keep the rebates instead of passing along the savings.GovernmentHHS official who spread conspiracy theories forced out | PoliticoXimena Barreto, who spread the pizzagate conspiracy theory on social media, resigned from HHS as deputy communications director.Medical devicesAdherium receives additional FDA clearance for OTC sale of inhaler sensors in the US | Mobihealthnews"This latest clearance kicks off our official entry into the US consumer market," said the Adherium CEO. People will be able to purchase the devices directly from Adherium.In other newsStarbucks ties up with Alibaba to deliver coffee in China | The Wall Street JournalStarbucks and Alibaba are teaming up to deliver drinks and food in China through Alibaba's Ele.me food-delivery platform. They'll begin delivering this fall in Beijing and Shanghai. Letter to the Editor Send us a letter Have an opinion about this story? Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor, and we may publish it in print. Recommended for You Sponsored Content View the discussion thread.