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1499 Articles Matching "deal"

Autoinjector Shortage? Alternatives Are Available

Aug 18, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Autoinjectors are in especially high demand as the new school year begins. Reports of a shortage of EpiPens have been surfacing lately as parents attempt to stock up on the epinephrine autoinjectors for school, home, backpacks and grandma’s house. The manufacturer of EpiPen, Mylan, has been deali......
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Bristol Diabetes Spin-Out Acquired By Novo Nordisk For $800M

Aug 18, 2018 , Forbes
Bristol University spin-out Ziylo has been acquired by Danish pharmaceutical Novo Nordisk for over $800 million. Novo Nordisk now has full rights to Ziylo's glucose binding molecule platform to develop glucose responsive insulins. The deal is one of the largest for a Univesity of Bristol...
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Florida's toxic algae problem: 'Red tide' and 'green slime'

Aug 17, 2018 , CNN Health
Florida is dealing with a toxic algae problem on multiple fronts. Here's what that means for your health....
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Digital pain management platform WellBrain acquires behavioral analytics company Mevoked

Aug 17, 2018 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
WellBrain, a Bay Area meditation-focused addiction prevention and chronic pain management platform, announced yesterday that it has acquired Mevoked, a behavioral analytics platform that currently offers a digital program for management of perinatal and postpartum mental health conditions. The terms of the deal were not...
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Texas Officials Were 'In Over Their Heads' When They Struck Deals With Opioid Lawyers

Aug 16, 2018 , Forbes
In Houston, Harris County officials agreed to pay the highest rate in the state to lawyers who filed opioid lawsuits on their...
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Four steps to fight off high medical expenses

Aug 16, 2018 , CNBC Health
Healthcare expenses are high, yet consumers have some tools in the arsenal to combat them. Here's how to...
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Bundled Payment Deals Prompt Hospitals to Rethink Relationships with SNFs

Aug 15, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Aug. 14—Hospital and health system CFOs who are trying to make bundled payments work may find an answer in closer clinical alignment with skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), according to a new study....
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Activist Investor Icahn Drops Opposition To Cigna-Express Scripts Deal After Advisory Firms Signal Their Support

Aug 15, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Billionaire Carl Icahn had called the deal a "$60 billion folly," but is now walking back his opposition in light of recommendations from Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis. The latter called the insurer’s offer for the pharmacy benefits manager “both strategically and financially compelling, structured in a reasonable manner from a valuation standpoint for Cigna...
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Icahn abandons Cigna-Express Scripts merger challenge

Aug 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Activist investor Carl Icahn will no longer urge stockholders to vote down the proposed merger between Cigna Corp. and Express Scripts after two independent advisory firms recommended voters approve the...
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Orchard raises $150 million to expand after GSK gene therapy deal

Aug 14, 2018 , Reuters
Anglo-American biotech company Orchard Therapeutics has raised a further $150 million to fund its work in gene therapy, building on earlier fundraisings worth more than $140 million....
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Carl Icahn Backs Off Cigna-Express Scripts Deal

Aug 14, 2018 , Forbes
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn now says he will support Cigna’s proposed purchase of Express Scripts, citing recommendations of two influential proxy advisors who came out in favor of the...
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Ample Partners For Rite Aid After End To Albertsons Deal

Aug 11, 2018 , Forbes
Rite Aid has ample opportunities to partner with health insurers and grow its EnvisionRx PBM into new Medicare Part D markets following the decision to end its merger with...
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UnitedHealth reportedly in tentative agreement to buy Genoa Healthcare

Aug 11, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
A UnitedHealth deal to buy Genoa Healthcare would include more than 400 pharmacies within community mental health centers, according to an Axios report. Read More...
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CVS-Aetna Deal Nears Antitrust OK As Drug Plan Divestitures Loom

Aug 10, 2018 , Forbes
CVS Health executives appear confident the acquisition of Aetna will survive antitrust scrutiny though there may be divestitures where the two sell overlapping Medicare drug...
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UnitedHealth is buying pharmacy operator Genoa: Axios

Aug 09, 2018 , Reuters
Health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc has at least a tentative agreement to buy specialty pharmacy operator Genoa Health from private equity firm Advent International, news website Axios reported, citing a source familiar with the deal....
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Fitbit, BCBS team up to discount device prices for members

Aug 09, 2018 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Buying a Fitbit is now cheaper for some Blue Cross Blue Shield members, following a deal between the major payer and wearable company.  The deal gives members special rates on Fitbit devices if they purchase through the Blue365 portal. It will also let employers buy Fitbit devices at a bulk or subsidized rate for their employees. According to the insurer, 60 million members are eligible for the program, which includes trackers and...
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U.S. doctor's group opposes merger of CVS and Aetna

Aug 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
The American Medical Association urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to stop CVS Health Corp's plan to buy insurance provider Aetna, saying the deal could result in higher prices for prescription...
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American Medical Association opposes merger of CVS and Aetna

Aug 09, 2018 , Reuters
The American Medical Association, which represents U.S. physicians, urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to stop CVS Health Corp's plan to buy insurance provider Aetna Inc, saying the deal could result in higher prices for prescription medicines....
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Rite Aid and Albertsons agree to terminate their merger

Aug 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
Rite Aid Corporation and Albertsons Companies announced on Wednesday they are terminating their merger agreement the evening ahead of a shareholder vote over the...
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Insys to pay $150 million to settle U.S. opioid kickback probe

Aug 09, 2018 , Reuters
Insys Therapeutics said on Wednesday it had reached a deal to pay at least $150 million to resolve a U.S. Justice Department investigation into claims that the drugmaker paid doctors kickbacks to prescribe a powerful opioid medication....
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