Business

CircleOf's Social Caregiving Platform Plans To Brighten The Future Of Healthcare

CircleOf is an exciting App developed out of Cisco's CHILL Lab that aims to help solve some of the problems of healthcare by focusing on caregivers. 45 million Americans are caregivers, 475 billion dollars is being paid by patients out of pocket and 63%

Top News

Hospitals turn to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico to recruit nurses

Burdened by an ongoing shortage of nurses, U.S. hospitals are snapping up healthcare workers from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Investing

Healthcare Stocks In The News Last Week

believe that many investors under-appreciate Sanofi’s non-diabetes businesses and think that the strength from the rest of the company will provide plenty of opportunity for upside, including the new acquisitions and pipeline. The recent slide in shares

Health

U.S. FDA looks to pave way for earlier-stage Alzheimer's drugs

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators have proposed lowering the bar for clinical trial success for experimental Alzheimer's drugs to better align with the current emphasis on the need to treat people when they are in the earliest stages of the brain-wasting diseas

Business

Roche to Acquire Healthcare-Software Company Flatiron for $1.9 Billion

Swiss pharmaceuticals giant Roche Holding S.A. agreed to buy the shares of oncology software company Flatiron Health Inc. that it doesn’t already own for $1.9 billion, increasing its capabilities in cancer medicines.

Business

Health-Care Deals: An Offer They Can't Refuse

The health-care industry is in the throes of a major shake-up. That creates a situation in which companies face a greater risk by standing pat than possibly overpaying for an acquisition.

United States

US health-care spending to climb 5.3% in 2018

The increase reflects rising prices of medical goods and services and higher Medicaid costs.

Science

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Amazon is building up its medical supplies business — Fitbit acquisition expands healthcare footprint — Scientists use nanobots to treat cancer

Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, a new email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by Business Insider Intelligence. Sign up and receive Digital Health Briefing free to y

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U.S. producer prices rise in January on gasoline, healthcare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. producer prices accelerated in January, boosted by strong gains in the cost of gasoline and healthcare, offering more evidence that inflation pressures were building up.

Health

U.S. healthcare spending to climb 5.3 percent in 2018: agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United States health spending is projected to rise 5.3 percent in 2018, reflecting rising prices of medical goods and services and higher Medicaid costs, a U.S. government health agency said on Wednesday, an upward trend it forecast

Business

Serco bags discount on purchase of Carillion healthcare contracts

Serco has shaved almost £20m off the price of 15 healthcare contracts it is taking over from failed contractor Carillion after revising the sale agreement in the wake of the company’s collapse.

Politics

As The NHS Faces Major Challenges, Vital Contribution Of EU And Non-EU Migrants Must Be Recognised

On 22 June 1948, the MV Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks carrying 492 Caribbean passengers. More followed afterwards. These migrants and descendants of migrants have played a vital role in the construction of the NHS since its creation. Without th

Health

Berkshire-Amazon-JP Morgan venture will be a disappointment if it's focused on health-care costs

The Berkshire Hathaway-Amazon-JP Morgan health-care alliance will disappoint if it does no more than focus on costs.

Science

International Condom Day: Common myths that need to be busted

The day is promoted by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) in an effort to reduce the spread of HIV through safe sex practices.

Entertainment

Nothing I Do Will Ever Be As Grand As That Last Motorcycle Ride With My True Love

When I was a kid, I wanted to get a Harley Davidson really bad. I was about seven, and I was in my dad’s car in the back, and these dudes were driving by on these Harleys.I remember looking at them, and thinking,I want to do that, man, you know? I w

Finance

The entire healthcare business is being redrawn — and it's anybody's guess what's going to happen next

Healthcare companies are striking deals that are changing the way they look.  Pharmacies are becoming insurers, hospitals are becoming drugmakers, and insurers are starting to become healthcare providers. Now Walgreens is reportedly in talks with drug di

World

Walgreens has reportedly approached a massive drug distributor about a takeover (WBA, ABC)

Reuters Walgreens is reportedly in early takeover talks with AmerisourceBergen, a drug distributor, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Walgreens already owns about 26% of the drug distributor.  The talks come at a moment when healthcare compan

Business

Walgreens Makes Takeover Approach to AmerisourceBergen

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. has made a takeover approach to drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp., a move that could help boost profitability at the drugstore giant and insulate it against external threats in an increasingly competitive health-care l

Entertainment

Jeremy Hunt ‘Hell Bent’ On Nursing Cuts, RCN Claims As Labour Vows To Restore Student Bursary

Jeremy Hunt is facing a Parliamentary vote to stop the scrapping of nurses’ bursaries after the Government’s own research revealed the move is likely to deter ethnic minorities, women and mature students from working in the NHS.The Health Secr

Startups

nOCD gets $1M seed round to help people with obsessive-compulsive disorder

 nOCD, an app created to help people treat obsessive-compulsive disorder, will launch an Android version and add more features after raising a $1 million seed round from early-stage healthcare investment firm 7wire Ventures.Read More

Health

Trump administration proposes ways to lower some U.S. drug costs: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is proposing ways to curb the cost of prescription drugs for seniors and other Americans, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, acting on repeated pledges by President Donald Trump to tackle rising pri

Health

U.S. okays medical isotope system not based on bomb-grade uranium

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. federal government on Thursday approved a device made by a private company in Wisconsin that will allow the first domestic production of a medical imaging isotope in 25 years, a move the government said would enhance nation

Technology

Ex-GE boss Jeff Immelt looks for redemption as chairman of a $5 billion health-care firm

Immelt's move is a chance for redemption after his departure from GE in 2017 capped a rocky 16-year run.

Investing

REIT Investors: Omega Healthcare's Yield Tops 10%

It’s surprising to see a strong dividend growth stock getting crushed, but the flip side is that Omega’s dividend yield is now a whopping 10.1%

Asia

Indian police arrest 'doctor' accused of spreading HIV

Unlicensed practitioner alleged to have reused syringes on poor villagers in Uttar PradeshPolice in India have arrested an unlicensed doctor accused of infecting at least 46 people with HIV by reusing a syringe, the latest case to expose the paucity of he

Business

DCC buys pill manufacturer in first move into US healthcare sector

DCC has bought a pill manufacturer, its first acquisition in the US healthcare sector, as it continues its push into new markets.

Entertainment

Closing Walk-In Centres Could Heap Even More Pressure On A&E Units, NHS Data Reveals

The continued closure of walk-in centres could increase pressure on A&E departments already in the midst of a winter crisis, internal NHS data has revealed.This is despite public claims from NHS trusts that closing walk-in centres will have a &ld

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