Convictions of pharmaceutical executives in synthetic opioid case partially overturned

The convictions of four former top executives of Insys Therapeutics, an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company which made the powerful opioid Subsys, have been partially overturned by a federal judge in Boston. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS … Read more…

SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 has held talks to invest $150 million in home health-care start-up Honor

SoftBank reported its first quarterly loss in 14 years last month, a result of an $ 8.9 billion quarterly loss at the Vision Fund. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

Veritas Genetics, the start-up that can sequence a genome for under $600, ceases US operations

Veritas Genetics also laid off about 50 employees. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off of your medicine! SPECIAL DONATION REQUEST UPDATE: Please … Read more…

Dexcom says outage that kept diabetes patients from tracking glucose was ‘complete surprise’

Dexcom experienced its biggest ever IT problem, which it chalked up to server-related issues. Here's why it happened, according to the company's CTO. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Sales are already kicking off this Thanksgiving — here are some of the top brands offering discounts

Some brands are starting to offer deals on Thanksgiving, ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

Doctors go to TikTok to talk to teens about vaping and how celery juice won’t cure cancer

More physicians are on Twitter and Instagram, but those who have taken the TikTok plunge say they are experiencing far greater engagement. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

New York sues Juul, says e-cigarette giant ‘took a page from Big Tobacco’s playbook’

New York state is suing e-cigarette giant Juul, accusing the company of targeting teens, downplaying the presence of nicotine and hooking a generation on e-cigarettes, Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

South Dakota spends $449,000 on ad campaign which suggests people from the state are ‘on’ meth

The campaign has prompted some confusion as to whether people included in the campaign are claiming to be using methamphetamines. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save … Read more…

Men’s health start-ups are turning erectile dysfunction, hair loss treatment into big business

Hims, Roman and other online health companies are succeeding by going directly to consumers. And they're starting to win over skeptics. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Some Fitbit users say they’re getting rid of the devices because they don’t trust Google

Privacy groups this week began pushing regulators to block the Fitbit acquisition, which the company originally hoped to close in early 2020. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card … Read more…

Bill proposed by NY state senator would ban medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children

Legislation that would effectively ban “medically unnecessary” surgeries on intersex children prior to their ability to give informed consent in New York will be announced Friday by state Sen. Brad Hoylman. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL … Read more…

Health-care stocks rise as Trump talks new price disclosure rules for hospitals and insurers

Insurers UnitedHealth, Cigna, Humana and Anthem were each moving to session highs in intraday trading Friday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save up to 80% off … Read more…

A doctor is accused of performing hysterectomies and other unnecessary medical procedures on patients without their consent

A Virginia doctor has been arrested after he was accused of performing hysterectomies and other unnecessary medical procedures on patients without their consent, according to a federal affidavit. CNN.com – RSS Channel – App Health Section SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click … Read more…

FDA flags Dollar Tree for selling over-the-counter drugs from companies with ‘serious violations’

Dollar Tree sold over-the-counter drugs from foreign companies with "a pattern of serious violations" of federal law on good manufacturing practices, the FDA alleges. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…

CDC says it’s made a breakthrough in finding possible cause of deadly vaping illness

Vitamin E acetate, a compound used in supplements, cosmetics and vaping products, was detected in 29 lung tissue samples from patients. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Kentucky’s Democratic governor-elect plans to immediately rescind Trump Medicaid requirements

In week one, the administration will rescind the work measure, "saving health care for 95,000 Kentuckians," Beshear said at a press conference following his apparent election victory late Tuesday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to … Read more…

Livongo founder says tech workers want to work at mission-driven companies: ‘They come to us’

At CNBC's @Work conference, Livongo's executive chairman Glen Tullman said it's gotten easier for health-tech companies to recruit tech talent from Silicon Valley. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Jonathan Bush’s life after AthenaHealth means staying far away from activist investors

It's been 17 months since Jonathan Bush was forced out of AthenaHealth, but painful memories of taking on Elliott Management are still fresh. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription … Read more…

Wealthy Americans will receive billions in tax cuts if Obamacare is overturned, new report says

Overturning Obamacare would eliminate several taxes imposed on the rich to help pay for the law's expansion, a new analysis shows. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and … Read more…

Google doesn’t want to let Apple run away with the health-tracking market, but it may be too late

Alphabet has historically struggled with hardware, and has been recently snapping up wearables companies in a bid to beat Apple. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount prescription card and save … Read more…

UnitedHealthcare, an insurance giant, acquires patient monitoring start-up Vivify Health

Vivify sits in the remote patient monitoring space, providing connected devices and other technologies to track at-risk patients at home. In theory, such interventions will help reduce the number of patients rushing to the emergency room. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE … Read more…

Prudential to charge higher insurance rates for people who vape — the same as smokers

Customers who vape will be classified as smokers instead of nonsmokers when applying for individual insurance policies, Prudential said in an emailed statement Wednesday. Health and Science U.S.HEALTHCARE UPDATE: SPECIAL NEWS UPDATE: Click today to request your free ACRX discount … Read more…