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Swiss pharmaceutical giant warns finding a coronavirus vaccine will take ‘over a year’

January 29, 2020

Via: CNBC

The chief executive of Novartis believes it will take at least 12 months to find a new vaccine to treat the coronavirus, with the fast-spreading nature of the outbreak a threat that must be taken “really seriously.” China’s National Health […]


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Ex-FDA chief worries China could be underestimating coronavirus cases by ‘tens of thousands’

January 28, 2020

Via: CNBC

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Tuesday said he’s worried that coronavirus cases in China are actually much higher than the official numbers. “I think we are dramatically underestimating” cases in China by “tens of thousands,” Gottlieb told CNBC’s “Squawk […]


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Price Transparency: Challenges and Solutions for Hospitals

January 27, 2020

Via: HITECH Answers

The call for healthcare price transparency is growing louder, with seemingly obvious benefits. Patients, knowing what they’ll owe, can make informed decisions about their care and how they’ll pay for it. Providers can build trusting relationships and increase the likelihood […]


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Why Pharmacies Are About To Be Hit Hard By Disruption

January 24, 2020

Via: Forbes

Pharmaceutical distribution vary from country to country, but all of them are subject factors that make genuine competition in the sale of prescription drugs a complex matter. The need to verify that the patient requesting a given medicine has obtained […]


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‘The worst has yet to come,’ analyst says of China coronavirus outbreak

January 23, 2020

Via: CNBC

The severity of the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak in China that’s claimed more than a dozen lives is still unknown, and the extent of its spread will only be clearer after the Lunar New Year holidays, said David Roche of […]


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Employers’ dream of controlling health costs turns to workers’ sleep

January 17, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Charlie Blakey had a sense he was sleeping poorly since he often would wake up tired and hear from his wife how loudly he breathed during the night. So he jumped at the chance when his employer, Southern Co., an […]


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The Boldest Healthcare Prediction For 2020: Business As Usual

January 13, 2020

Via: Forbes

As the decade turned and the 2020s began, news headlines made it seem as though the healthcare revolution was already underway. One banner boasted “2020: Another Year of Radical Change in Healthcare,” mirroring similar stories claiming that innovations and technologies […]


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Survey uncovers key gaps in American’s knowledge of eye health

January 13, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A survey conducted by The Harris Poll has uncovered key gaps in American’s knowledge of eye health, and what they don’t know is putting them at risk of vision loss. With the number of people affected by potentially blinding eye […]


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Here’s How Tripling Prices Could Save You 40% On Your Medications

January 9, 2020

Via: Forbes

Medication prices in the US have gone from wild to insane; from expensive to outright unaffordable. But a tripling in prices could save us all a lot of money. Here’s how that would work. It’s a policy known as external […]


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Walgreens Sees More Doctors Connected To Its Drugstores

January 9, 2020

Via: Forbes

Walgreens Boots Alliance sees the physician inside or attached to its drugstores as key to the company’s long-term survival as a community healthcare provider. Though two partnerships Walgreens has to strengthen the drugstore chain’s relationships with physicians remain in testing […]


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Focus Needed Not Just On Drugs But Hospital Expenses To Impact Healthcare Costs

January 8, 2020

Via: Forbes

Much is made of the cost of drugs in the U. S., a topic that is in the crosshairs of both political parties. Particularly galling for Americans is that drugs are cheaper around the world than they are here. As […]


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Why Amazon Makes A Big Pharmacy Move In 2020

December 30, 2019

Via: Forbes

Amazon is quietly talking to health insurance companies about new ways to integrate its online pharmacy services into their medical plans and employer health benefits. The online retail giant, working under the PillPack by Amazon pharmacy brand rolled out in […]


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Healthcare AI May Already Be Reducing Physician Burnout

December 20, 2019

Via: EMR Thoughts

New research suggests that AI may already be offering – or at least seems well-positioned to offer—help with reducing physician burnout levels in addition to freeing up some of their time.­ The survey, which reached out to more than 900 […]


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Impeachment is nothing compared to the Obamacare trap for Trump and the Democrats in 2020

December 19, 2019

Via: CNBC

Based on what side of the political aisle you’re sitting, it’s likely you think Wednesday’s impeachment of President Trump was the worst thing ever to happen to any White House, or one of the most massive election liabilities for the […]


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Why Big Tech Companies Won’t Solve Healthcare’s Biggest Challenges

December 16, 2019

Via: Forbes

With a combined market cap of more than $2 trillion, technology giants Google and Apple are placing big bets on disrupting the $3.6 trillion healthcare industry. Earlier in the year, Apple CEO Tim Cook repeated a claim that “there will […]