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1545 Articles Matching "billion"

Week Ahead: VA's $10 billion contract with Cerner to get oversight committee's attention

Jun 23, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The House Veteran's Affairs Committee begins what is likely to be a long oversight process of Cerner's hefty contract to modernize the VA's electronic health record...
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CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo: Confident Aetna deal will close later this year

Jun 22, 2018 , CNBC Health
CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo tells CNBC's Bertha Coombs he expects to close the $69 billion deal to buy Aetna later this...
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GSK takes billion-dollar drug fight with Gilead to top AIDS meeting

Jun 21, 2018 , Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline is taking its fight with Gilead Sciences for dominance of the HIV market to the world's leading AIDS conference next month by showcasing detailed results from its new two-drug treatment....
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House oversight panel will track VA's EHR overhaul

Jun 21, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The U.S. House of Representatives will create a new oversight panel to monitor the VA's $10 billion implementation of a Cerner EHR. The VA has faced scrutiny over the planned overhaul of its EHR system since the project was announced over a year...
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GoodRx, a service for finding bargains on prescription drugs, is in sale talks for up to $3 billion

Jun 21, 2018 , CNBC Health
GoodRx, which helps consumers with no health insurance or high-deductible plans find cheaper prescriptions, is talking to several potential buyers, including...
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Roche pays $2.4 billion for rest of cancer expert Foundation Medicine

Jun 20, 2018 , Reuters
ZURICH/LONDON (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche is paying $2.4 billion to buy the rest of Foundation Medicine (FMI) , raising its bet on the U.S. genomic profiling group's ability to personalize cancer care....
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Why an expert says the US needs to invest 'tens or hundreds of billions' to fight opioid epidemic

Jun 18, 2018 , CNBC Health
CNBC asks a top medical expert what needs to be done to reverse the growing public health threat of opioid...
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UN Director Faremo & Ex-Microsoft Lawyer Eyes 'AI Potential' At IPsoft Digital Summit

Jun 18, 2018 , Forbes
A former Norwegian government minister for 10 years and a lawyer for Microsoft, Greta Faremo, says that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has “undeniable potential” and could help the United Nation's Office for Project Services with a $1.8 billion annual budget, fulfill its sustainable development...
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Britain's May pledges 20 billion extra pounds for healthcare post-Brexit

Jun 18, 2018 , Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May pledged on Sunday to increase funding for the National Health Service by 20 billion pounds ($26.57 billion) after Brexit, funded by money no longer spent on membership of the European Union and possible tax rises....
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Britain's May to pledge 20-billion-pound health service cash boost: reports

Jun 17, 2018 , Reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will pledge a cash boost to the National Health Service, to be funded partly from tax hikes and partly from money that will no longer be going to the European Union after Brexit, newspapers reported on Saturday....
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The healthiest way to break a fast

Jun 16, 2018 , CNN Health
For the world's 1.8 billion Muslims, Thursday and Friday mark the conclusion of Ramadan, a 30-day period that requires participants to abstain from eating and drinking between sunrise and sunset....
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UN's Director Faremo & Ex-Microsoft Lawyer Eyes 'AI Potential' At IPsoft Digital Summit

Jun 16, 2018 , Forbes
A former Norwegian government minister for 10 years and a lawyer for Microsoft, Greta Faremo, says that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has “undeniable potential” and could help the United Nation's Office for Project Services with a $1.8 billion annual budget, fulfill its sustainable development...
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Feds don't owe health insurers billions in ACA risk-corridor funds, appeals court rules

Jun 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A panel of Federal Circuit judges determined the U.S. government didn't need to make risk-corridor payments to insurers since Congress required the program to be...
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Eid al-Fitr: A healthy way to break the fast

Jun 15, 2018 , CNN Health
For the world's 1.8 billion Muslims, Thursday and Friday mark the conclusion of Ramadan, a 30-day period that requires participants to abstain from eating and drinking between sunrise and sunset....
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Chinese-American Pharma Entrepreneur Joins Billionaire Ranks Via Shenzhen

Jun 14, 2018 , Forbes
Asymchem's customers include Pfizer, Merck and Eli...
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J&J accepts $2.1 billion bid for its LifeScan diabetes business

Jun 13, 2018 , CNBC Health
The $2.1 billion offer is from private equity firm Platinum Equity....
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Can Aparito's Wearable Tech Solve Big Pharma's Billion-Dollar Crisis?

Jun 13, 2018 , Forbes
As many as 42% of pediatric clinical trials end up in failure and inconclusive results. This isn’t just a problem for the big pharma companies who are spending billions of dollars developing successful studies. It’s a problem for you, as we all pays a mark up on medication to cover these...
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Hospitals urge Congress to pass new 340B legislation

Jun 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A bill introduced by Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) could give hospitals in the 340B program new price protections, according to providers. The proposal could also reverse a more than $1 billion cut to the federal drug discount...
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J&J accepts $2.1 billion offer for its LifeScan unit

Jun 13, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said on Tuesday it has accepted private equity firm Platinum Equity's $2.1 billion buyout offer for the company's LifeScan Inc unit....
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KKR to take Envision private for $5.57 billion in healthcare push

Jun 12, 2018 , CNBC Health
Private-equity firm KKR will buy U.S. physician services provider Envision Healthcare for $5.57 billion, the firm said on...
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