The False Promise of ‘Medicare for All’
Wall Street Journal
Health care was a priority for midterm voters, and for good reason.
US has highest rate of drug overdoses, study says
The United States has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths of at least 12 other countries, according to a new study.
Walmart, Home Depot adopt health insurer tactic in drug copay battle
Walmart (WMT.N) and Home Depot (HD.N), two of the top 10 U.S. employers, have embraced a health insurance strategy that punishes drugmakers for using discount cards to keep patients from switching or stopping their medications.
Express Scripts offers new formulary for lower list-price drugs
Express Scripts Holding Co on Tuesday announced a new drug reimbursement list with lower U.S. prices for brand-name medications, as a way to encourage drugmakers to move away from paying rebates after a prescription is filled.
Athenahealth Will Sell to Veritas, Elliott for $5.7 Billion
Private-equity firm Veritas Capital and Elliott Management Corp. will acquire Athenahealth Inc. for $135 per share, ending a months-long, sometimes-contentious process to push the health records company into a sale.