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PatientsLikeMe acquired by UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group has acquired Cambridge, Massachusetts-based patient social networking site PatientsLikeMe a few months after regulators forced its major Chinese investor iCarbonX to divest from...

Strength training could help to reduce liver fat and lower blood...

Strength training could help to lower blood glucose levels and liver fat in people with type 2 diabetes, even before weight loss...

The top 10 drug launches of 2019

Cancer is probably the most sought-after indication in the biopharma world, but it’s missing from 2019's class of top drug launches. Instead, treatments in...

From campus to consumer: Lessons on university tech transfer

University labs are one of the biggest engines of innovative healthcare technology in the country. But translating those discoveries from the campus to the...

FiercePharmaAsia—Japan’s global first nods; Celgene hands back PD-1; China’s copycat invite

Japan's health ministry has sent out global first nods to drugs from Roche, Daiichi Sankyo and AstraZeneca. Two years after penning the licensing deal,...

Paris conference aimed at giving European health technology a growth boost

In 2017, the health technology sector raised more than three times as much money in the U.S. as it did in Europe, but a...

More than a mascot: Aflac duck robot comforts kid cancer patients—and...

CANNES, FRANCE—From advertising icon to pediatric cancer pal, the Aflac duck has transformed from a TV commercial attention-getter to a trusted friend for children...

FDA draft guidance on bispecific antibodies still has some kinks

The comment period for a Food and Drug Administration draft guidance on bispecific monoclonal antibodies closed earlier this week. But while the guidance marks...

Cost-effectiveness watchdogs skewer Novartis’ MS drug Mayzent and J&J’s depression spray...

The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) had a busy day Thursday, issuing final cost assessments on two highly anticipated neurology drugs: Spravato, the...

Report: UnitedHealth picks up healthcare payments company Equian in $3.2B deal

UnitedHealth Group has reportedly agreed to purchase healthcare payments company Equian from private equity firm New Mountain Capital in a deal worth around $3.2...
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