March 2023

CVS Health completes $8B acquisition of Signify
Affordable Care Act dealt a blow in new judgment
Telehealth use plummets after pandemic highs
Johnson & Johnson scraps RSV vaccine after trial
Nurses plan to stay in the field, but they want more progress
UnitedHealthcare to cut back on prior authorization paperwork
FDA approves OTC Narcan for the first time
Congress aims to crack down on ‘zombie drug’
Lawsuit slams PBMs Cigna, Humana as price-fixing ‘modern gangsters’
Oscar Health taps former Aetna leader as CEO
Nearly all health leaders are investing in software this year
Healthcare groups ask CMS to create hybrid primary care payment option
Philips launches new virtual care management services
Amgen to lay off 450 in second round of employee cuts
Physician compensation declined in 2022. Here are the highest-paid specialties
Sen. Warren asks FTC to review CVS Health’s $10.6B acquisition of Oak Street Health
CDC warns of new deadly super fungus
Vast majority of patients want to view test results via portals
Movers & Shakers: Sutter Health, Optum Health, Tegria make leadership changes
Feds may soon take action against Amazon’s monopoly status
Big bank rolls out AI claims predictor for healthcare clients
Physician sentenced in $515M pain cream fraud scheme
Intermountain Health launches new biotech company
The 10 best and 10 worst states for physicians
Quantum healthcare computing coiled for liftoff on US soil
California partners with Civica Rx for affordable insulin
Healthcare disparities, uninsured rate both improving
Venerable medical journal spawns AI-focused offspring
Should hospitals withdraw from US News & World Report rankings?
Healthcare fraud running rampant in South Florida
Pfizer recalls 4 million units of migraine medicine
Prominent tech scholar: AI ‘feels like a runaway train that we’re chasing on foot’
These 27 drugs will be subject to Medicare rebates
Physicians sound off on prior authorization burdens on patients
New guidance details Medicare drug price negotiations coming in 2026
Toylike robot pleases counseling clients where humanoid counterpart struggles to connect
Industry groups agree MedPAC’s inflationary update is not enough
Most US adults with medical debt owe hospitals
Google ups activity in 4 reaches of healthcare AI
Sanofi to acquire Provention Bio for $2.9B
DOJ sues Rite Aid over role in opioid epidemic
VA first to cover new ALZ drug
To juice medical AI adoption, try a little Aristotelian persuasion
Pfizer to acquire Seagen for $43B
Former CEO indicted for fake medical device implanted in patients
FDA announces recall of two more eye drop brands
Oversight Committee launches investigation into pharmacy benefit managers
FDA seeking upwards of $7B for 2024
More financial challenges ahead for not-for-profit hospitals
25% of parents lied about their child’s health or vaccine status during pandemic
Ulcerative colitis AI identifies activity vs. remission, predicts future flareups
Biden’s budget: Extend Medicare solvency through higher taxes on rich, more drug price changes
Audit confirms former MetroHealth CEO hid unauthorized bonuses
Best Buy makes healthcare play with Atrium Health partnership
Radiological AI revisited from the consumer’s-eye view: ‘People need to stop calling pattern recognition artificial intelligence’
Top 10 hospitals in the world for 2023
Diabetes and obesity rates in the US are climbing
UnityPoint Health to merge with Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Akorn Pharmaceuticals shuts down, lays off all employees
Academic envelope-pushers rev up biocomputing, OI and ‘intelligence in a dish’
FTC fines BetterHelp $7.8M, says the company 'betrayed' users for profit
MercyOne completes acquisition of Genesis
Walmart Health expanding with 28 locations in 2024
Large language AI: It’s here. It’s soon to be everywhere. Get used to it.
ProMedica sells hospice and home care business to Gentiva for $710M
Hackensack Meridian teams up with AI specialists for brain tumor care
Eli Lilly caps insulin costs at $35 per month