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BridgeHealth Research Shows Bundle-Priced Surgical Benefits Improve Cost Savings and Care Quality in Employers’ High-Deductible Plans

BridgeHealth, a leading provider of high-quality, lower-cost, bundled surgical case rate benefit plans, says research shows medical travel to surgical centers of excellence can increase cost savings for employers and improve care for employees in high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). The research appears in a published issue brief by BridgeHealth titled,

Humana to Host Biennial Investor Meeting; Pre-announces First Quarter 2017 EPS and Revenues and Increases Full-year 2017 EPS Guidance

1Q17 earnings per diluted common share (EPS) of $7.49 on a GAAP basis, $2.75 Adjusted EPS, exceeding the company’s previous expectations Detailed 1Q17 results to be reported May 3, 2017 Full-year 2017 EPS guidance raised to at least $16.91 GAAP, at least $11.10 Adjusted Company comments o...

Anthem Names Dr. Mai Pham as Vice President, Provider Alignment Solutions

Dr. Pham most recently served as Chief Innovation Officer at the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Anthem Inc. today announced that Hongmai (Mai) Pham, M.D., MPH, will join the company as vice president, Provider Alignment Solutions, effective May 2017. In this role, Dr. Pham will be responsible for Anthem’s value-based payment collaborat...

Global Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Market Forecast to Reach USD 5.5 Billion by 2025

LONDON, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Evolution of prenatal testing in the form of noninvasive tests that can serve as an intermediate step between serum screening and invasive diagnostic testing to determine the likelihood of fetal abnormality is expected to drive growth in the reproductive genetics industry over the forecast period.A deeper analysis of the report at:

General Dynamics to Support Indian Health Service Mission Needs

FAIRFAX, Va., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has received an award from the Indian Health Service, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to provide full software development lifecycle services to support mission needs. The IHS is responsible for providing federal health servic...

HealthCost Has the Cure for Healthcare: Truly Free Markets

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthCost, the only network offering an open healthcare marketplace, has launched to give control back to patients and providers. Through the website and mobile app, HealthCost allows providers to set their own market rates and patients to shop, compare and, eventually, lock-in specific rates that fit their need. "While open ...

North American Diaphragm Pumps Market, Forecast to 2022

LONDON, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Rapid Developments in the Water and Wastewater and Chemical End-user Industries are Driving the Market The aim of this market engineering study is to evaluate opportunities across several industry sectors in North America, assessing trends across the region during the study period. It covers the growth opportunities for process equipment pump companies across...

Express Scripts Announces 2017 First Quarter Results; Provides Update on Anthem Relationship and Visibility into Core PBM Business Excluding Contribution from Anthem, Coventry and Catamaran

ST. LOUIS, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts Holding Company (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced 2017 first quarter net income of $546.3 million or $0.90 per diluted share.  The 2017 first quarter adjusted earnings per diluted share was $1.33.*   First Quarter 2017 Results The following compares first quarter 2017 and 2016 operating results: Adjusted claims of 35...

Amgen Announces Expanded Commercial Collaboration With Novartis For Erenumab In Migraine

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced an expanded commercial collaboration with Novartis for erenumab, which is being investigated for the prevention of migraine. This expanded commercial collaboration builds on a global neuroscience collaboration in Alzheimer's disease and migraine established in 2015 between Novartis and Amgen. This expand...

Sensus Healthcare Issues Letter to Stockholders

BOCA RATON, Fla., April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensus Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRTS), a medical device company specializing in the non-invasive treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers and keloids, with superficial radiation therapy (SRT), announces that Joe Sardano, chairman and chief executive officer issued today the following letter to stockholders: Dear Fellow Stockholder: Our first ann...

Medici Launches in U.S. to Change the Way Doctors and Patients Communicate

The app revolutionizing the doctor-patient relationship is now available in all 50 states Medici, the next-generation HIPAA-compliant messaging app that enables medical providers and their patients to communicate virtually via text or video, today announced its official launch in the U.S. in all 50 states. Beginning today, users can inv...

STAT Plus: Pharmalot, Pharmalittle: Sanofi R&D chief warns pricing problems make dealmaking harder

The head of global R&D at Sanofi warns that uncertainty over pricing is making it hard to value acquisition targets.

Does telemedicine save or cost money?

Over 1 million virtual doctor visits were reported in 2015. Telehealth companies have long asserted that increased access to physicians via video or phone conferencing saves money by reducing office visits and Emergency Department care. But a new study calls this cost savings into question. Increased convenience can increase utilization, which may improve access, but […]

Q1 Earnings Preview: Novartis, Lilly, Biogen, GSK, Amgen

Several companies are on tap to deliver earnings in the next few days, and investors are eager to hear how pricing could be impacting the bottom line. 

Trump could lower high drug prices

Raise your hand if you have any earthly idea how pharmaceutical companies price the prescription drugs that keep us healthy and, in many cases, keep us alive. Most of us leave Walgreens, CVS or Walmart with prescription drug sticker shock.

Dante Labs Offers EUR 850 Whole Genome Sequencing and Interpretation for the First Time in the World

NEW YORK, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dante Labs announced today the offer of whole genome sequencing (WGS) and interpretation at only EUR 850 (ca. $900). While American individuals have been able to access WGS at $1,000, this innovation marks the first time Europeans can access WGS below EUR 1,000. The sequencing includes bioinformatics analysis and interpretation, which are crucial t...

Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Very Likely to Impact Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stock Price

Press coverage about Johnson & Johnson has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One. Alpha One, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time.

Brandperx survey identifies cost as a leading OTC differentiator

Michael JohnsenAccording to a Brandperx survey, as many as 28% of doctors identified cost as the leading benefit when a new OTC is brought to market. read more

New Health Economics Studies Highlight the Potential for Paratek Pharmaceuticals’ Omadacycline to Provide Cost-Savings Compared to Standard of Care for the Treatment of Patients with Acute Bacterial Skin and Skin Structure Infections

VIENNA, Austria, April 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRTK) announced today that two cost benefit analyses presented at the annual meeting of the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID 2017) in Vienna, Austria, highlight the potential of IV-to-oral omadacycline to confer cost savings relative to the current standard of care...

IBEX announces stock option grant to directors and officers

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/24/17 -- IBEX Technologies Inc. ("IBEX" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: IBT) today announced that on April 21, 2017 the Company's Board of Directors granted stock options representing a total of 105,000 common shares to certain of its directors and officers. These options were granted at an exercise price of $0.235, being the closing price on April 21, 20...

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Barclays PLC Reaffirms Overweight Rating for Cardinal Health Inc

's stock had its "overweight" rating reaffirmed by research analysts at Barclays PLC in a research note issued to investors on Saturday. They currently have a $82.00 target price on the stock, down from their previous target price of $88.00.

Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Very Likely to Affect McKesson (MCK) Share Price

News headlines about McKesson have trended somewhat positive recently, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources.

Report on Prescription Savings Shows Brand Name Drug Prices 70% Lower in Canada and Up To 97% Lower In Other Countries

A new drug price report shows that Americans can save on average 70% buying their medications in Canada, and even more from other countries, noting that tens of millions have already done so. White Plains, NY (PRWEB) April 22, 2017 released its first International Prescription Savings Quarterly Report, which shows that U.S. consumers can save an average of 70% when buying medi...

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