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Health Headlines for Tuesday, July 24

Health care industry branches into fresh meals, rides to gym

Associated Press

That hot lunch delivered to your door? Your health insurer might pick up the tab.

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Americans skeptical of Trump’s drug plan — if they’ve even heard of it


President Donald Trump was hoping for a big win with voters when he rolled out a massive blueprint to lower drug prices in May.

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How the Trump Administration Is Browbeating Big Pharma on Drug Prices

New York Times

When titans of the pharmaceutical industry met here last week at the opulent Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Trump administration officials issued a blunt warning to the chief executives on the soaring prices of their medicine.

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Opioid addiction is plateauing. But the crisis isn’t over.


New data from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association suggests opioid addiction rates are finally plateauing. But that doesn’t necessarily mean overdose deaths will drop anytime soon.

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League raises $47.1M Series B to fix corporate health care benefits


League, an online platform that wants to reduce the strain of managing health benefits for companies and employees alike, announced today that it has raised a $62 million CAD (about $47.1 million USD) Series B.

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Centene revenues up 19% following Fidelis purchase

Fierce Healthcare

Centene has added $14.2 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2018 thanks in large part to growth in the Affordable Care Act marketplace.

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Hospitals Rally With Investors Pinning Hopes on Private Equity Buyers


The potential of private capital coming in and rescuing hospitals is driving a rally in shares.

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