Report: Cigna may look to divest group benefits insurance business

Major health insurer Cigna is mulling a sale of its group benefits business in a deal that could be valued at up to $6 billion, according...

Has the FDA been approving some drugs without proper evidence?

Balancing safety while also supporting innovation to help patients access new therapies means that the pendulum at the Food and Drug Administration often swings between two...

Health2047 spins out Medicare Advantage company Zing Health

The health plan hopes to better address the needs of underserved populations through community-based teams that can understand and overcome social barriers to care. Source link

FDA rejection of Sarepta drug a ‘slap on the wrist’ over earlier approval, analyst...

The Food and Drug Administration’s rejection Monday of Sarepta Therapeutics’ second drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy came as a surprise to many. It also led investment...

FDA gives thumbs down to Sarepta’s next Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy drug

A new drug for Duchenne muscular dystrophy failed to win Food and Drug Administration approval Monday. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Sarepta Therapeutics said that it had received a complete...

Ciitizen launches scorecard to rate providers on patient data access

The concern over healthcare data breaches and healthcare data privacy has added to the growing movement toward individual patient control over their own data. Silicon Valley startup...

FDA approves AbbVie rheumatoid arthritis drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug for rheumatoid arthritis made by AbbVie. The Chicago-based drugmaker said Friday that the FDA had approved Rinvoq...

FDA approves first drug for blood disorder myelofibrosis since 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first new drug for a type of rare blood cancer in nearly a decade. The FDA said Friday that...

Dental company SmileDirectClub files to go public

The company offers personalized 3-D printed clear aligners – essentially a form of transparent plastic braces – in a direct to consumer model that it touts...

Ransomware and medical devices: How behavior analytics can protect patients

From a cybersecurity perspective, I believe the healthcare industry is in a growing medical device crisis. The emerging trend of ransomware attacks on medical devices has...

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