Louisiana officials announced a deal Wednesday with Asegua Therapeutics, a subsidiary of Gilead Sciences, that would allow the state to provide hepatitis C treatment to its Medicaid and prison populations. They also secured the necessary clearance from the federal government Wednesday for a novel approach to paying for the drugs and expect the program to […]
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In a much anticipated move, Livongo which uses a combination of devices, AI-driven data and specialized coaches to help people manage chronic conditions, filed today to go public. Number of shares offered and pricing have not been determined.
In 2015, the launch of two new potent drugs to lower LDL-cholesterol (LDL-c) , Repatha (Amgen) and Praluent (Sanofi/Regeneron), sent shivers down the spines of payers. These drugs, the first of a class of new drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors, were extremely effective.
Recently, the renowned bioethicist Art Caplan commented on the merging of the terms patient and consumer, and physician and provider.
The Trump administration issued a final ruling on Wednesday allowing insurers to sell short-term, limited-duration health plans on the insurance markets as soon as this year.
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L) is buying Novartis (NOVN.S) out of their consumer healthcare joint venture for $13 billion, taking full control of products including Sensodyne toothpaste, Panadol headache tablets, muscle gel Voltaren, and Nicotinell patches.
From meatless meats to digital twins, the latest “emerging trends” identified by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. include technologies and investing strategies that have been around for a while. “What happens when everything old becomes new again?” the bank asked Wednesday in the second edition of its “Outsiders” series, meant to help investors “separate the hype […]
Most of us have seen the ads, while millions are ordering fresh food delivered as ready-to-prepare ingredients to their homes-products that require control of exposure to extreme temperatures and extended last-mile transit times. This consumer-focused “cold chain”-temperature controlled supply chain-is only a recent example of a decades-long push to perfect a global system of item-level […]
With Korean ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping, the seventh largest ocean liner in the world that handles roughly 7% of U.S.-Asia cargo, filing for bankruptcy earlier this week, what happens next in regards to what happens to the cargo that was moving on Hanjin vessels at that time, as well as its subsequent short-term impact on […]