Nigeria: Covid-19 - Aviation Roundtable Urges Domestic Operators to Consider Merger
[Vanguard] Dr Gabriel Olowo, President, Aviation Roundtable (ART) has urged domestic airlines to consider merger due to the present rise in the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Accolade's stock surges following proposed $460M acquisition of 2nd.MD
Accolade Inc. has agreed to acquire telemedicine company 2nd.MD in a deal valued at up to $460 million, six months after an initial public offering. The proposed deal sent Accolade's stock up 10% in trading Friday, closing at $52.35 per share. Founded in 2007, Accolade is a technology and health care concierge company that helps people navigate the complexities of medical delivery and workplace benefits. The company has dual headquarters in Seattle, where it had 150 employees as of last September,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

Accolade's stock surges following proposed $460M acquisition of 2nd.MD
Accolade Inc. has agreed to acquire telemedicine company 2nd.MD in a deal valued at up to $460 million, six months after an initial public offering. The proposed deal sent Accolade's stock up 10% in trading Friday, closing at $52.35 per share. Founded in 2007, Accolade is a technology and health care concierge company that helps people navigate the complexities of medical delivery and workplace benefits. The company has dual headquarters in Seattle, where it had 150 employees as of last September,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

One of Cincinnati's fastest-growing companies makes acquisition
A fast-growing medical staffing firm with an acquisitive history has struck another deal. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Meg Garner Source Type: news

Cuomo launches mass vaccine experiment on 1.4 million elders over the age of 75
(Natural News) Over the course of 2020, a terrifying new problem set in, and just enough people allowed this problem to become a new normal. State governments expanded in power and merged with Big Pharma and the medical system. In the process, these systems began to dictate everyday life. Widespread acceptance of this unholy merger... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CEO Terry Akin, CFO Jeff Jones to leave Cone Health; Cagle to replace Akin
Ahead of its merger with Sentara Health, Cone Health's CEO and CFO have decided to leave the health system once the merger is completed. Cone Health CEO Terry Akin and CFO Jeff Jones will both be stepping down from the health system for unrelated and “purely personal reasons.” Cone's chief operating officer, Dr. Mary Jo Cagle, will replace Akin. Senior vice president of financial services Andy Barrow will succeed Jones as CF O. The transition is expected to occur mid-2021 once the merger… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Trajan Warren Source Type: news

Viatris to focus on partnerships, integration in the near term
Viatris CEO Michael Goettler told a Wall Street investment conference Thursday that the pharmaceutical company created from the merger of Mylan NV and Upjohn will be focused on integration efforts, cost savings and instituting a dividend before it will look to growth. Viatris (NYSE: VTRS), which is run out of its corporate center at Southpointe in Washington County, has said since last year that it expected flat revenue in the near term. It hasn’t provided any financial outlooks yet but is expected… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Google completes its acquisition of Fitbit
The companies'$2.1 billion deal was announced in late 2019, but delayed by regulatory concerns. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Google completes purchase of Fitbit
The acquisition is complete. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: 270 Million Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Secured for Africa
[SAnews.gov.za] The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team (AVATT) has confirmed the acquisition of provisional 270 million vaccine doses for African countries, with at least 50 million being available for the crucial period of April to June 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bayer transforms pharma business through breakthrough innovation in healthcare
At its virtual Pharma Media Day, Bayer presented exciting progress in transforming its pharmaceutical business with breakthrough innovation in healthcare that will significantly help patients suffering from conditions that are currently still difficult to treat. The company has recently heavily invested in external innovation with an unprecedented number of more than 25 collaboration agreements and acquisitions. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Bayer Business and Industry Source Type: news

Pandemic may boost Advocate Aurora acquisition strategy: CEO Skogsbergh
With Froedtert Health and Ascension Wisconsin both announcing transactions in recent days, Wisconsin ’s largest health care system — Advocate Aurora Health Care — has no plans to pull back from its strategy of growth via acquisitions, says CEO Jim Skogsbergh. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Optum in acquisition talks with Atrius Health, large East Coast physician group
One of the nation ’s largest physician groups is in the works to acquire the state’s largest independent doctor group, a decision that would further cement the national group’s presence in Massachusetts. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

AskBio taps industry vet for C-suite role in wake of Bayer deal
Fresh off of its acquisition by Bayer AG, Research Triangle Park-based Asklepios BioPharmaceutical Inc. has created a new C-suite position and tapped an industry veteran to fill it. Dr. Katherine High has been named president of therapeutics at AskBio and will also serve on its board of directors. She will be responsible for driving the strategic direction and execution of the company’s preclinical and clinical programs. AskBio, a clinical-stage adeno-associated virus (AAV ) gene therapy company,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cameron Snipes Source Type: news

HealthHero acquires Irish telehealth provider MyClinic
The acquisition means that HealthHero now has a direct-to-consumer offer in Ireland. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 13, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Nigeria: No Provision Yet for Covid-19 Vaccines in 2021 Budget - Finance Minister
[This Day] Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has said that there is no provision in the 2021 Budget to fund the acquisition of COVID-19 vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

FDA publishes action plan for medical AI software
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published an action plan for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Feedback on FDA's proposed AI rules had industry ties FDA recognizes AI-based image acquisition software Caption Health gets FDA nod for echo AI software FDA eyes new framework for AI that continuously learns (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Atrius Health, state's largest independent physician group, is in acquisition talks
One of the nation ’s largest physician groups is in the works to acquire the state’s largest independent doctor group, a decision that would further cement the national group’s presence in Massachusetts. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Atrius Health, state's largest independent physician group, is in acquisition talks
One of the nation ’s largest physician groups is in the works to acquire the state’s largest independent doctor group, a decision that would further cement the national group’s presence in Massachusetts. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 12, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Strategic-collaboration-with-EnaraBio
Boehringer Ingelheim and Enara Bio Enter Strategic Collaboration and Licensing Agreement to Discover Novel Shared Antigens for Cancer Immunotherapies  Collaboration focuses on up to three types of lung and gastrointestinal (GI) cancersLatest in a series of strategic acquisitions and partnerships that strengthens Boehringer Ingelheim ’s position in the cancer vaccine and T-cell engager spacesAgreement and partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim provides additional validation of Enara Bio ’s  EDAPT™ platform and Dark Antigen™ discovery work and supports ongoing cell therapy based therapeutic a...
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - January 12, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

Alliant Insurance buys Vertus to expand employee benefits business
Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has acquired Chicago-area based Vertus to expand its employee benefits platform. California-based Alliant didn’t provide financial terms of the deal but said the strategic acquisition adds a diverse profile of services and global benefits capabilities to the company’s Employee Benefits Group. Founded in 1994, Vertus provides a diversified portfolio of services to a natio nal client base that includes medical and prescription, dental, life, disability, absence… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Alliant Insurance buys Vertus to expand employee benefits business
Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has acquired Chicago-area based Vertus to expand its employee benefits platform. California-based Alliant didn’t provide financial terms of the deal but said the strategic acquisition adds a diverse profile of services and global benefits capabilities to the company’s Employee Benefits Group. Founded in 1994, Vertus provides a diversified portfolio of services to a natio nal client base that includes medical and prescription, dental, life, disability, absence… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news

Sanofi/Kymab: reliance on science
Deal is latest in string of acquisitions that have given drugmaker access to new technologies (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - January 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

After SPAC merger, Clover Health president eyes membership growth this year
If you're one of the lucky ones, according to Clover Health President, CTO and co-founder Andrew Toy, you'll live long enough to be classified as a senior. And with age comes Medicare, federally subsidized health care. That's good news, and not just for those who live long (and hopefully prosper), but for San Francisco-based Clover, a health-tech insurance business providing Medicare to the elderly and a software data platform the company says helps doctors be better informed and make better decisions.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

After SPAC merger, Clover Health president eyes membership growth this year
If you're one of the lucky ones, according to Clover Health President, CTO and co-founder Andrew Toy, you'll live long enough to be classified as a senior. And with age comes Medicare, federally subsidized health care. That's good news, and not just for those who live long (and hopefully prosper), but for San Francisco-based Clover, a health-tech insurance business providing Medicare to the elderly and a software data platform the company says helps doctors be better informed and make better decisions.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Rinker Source Type: news

Amazon reportedly building bedside sleep apnea monitor, Clover finalizes its SPAC merger and more digital health news briefs
Also: Papa expands its services to all 50 states.  Guided audio walks may be coming to Apple Watch. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 7, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Firearm purchases without background checks in California - Kravitz-Wirtz N, Pallin R, Kagawa R, Miller M, Azrael D, Wintemute G.
Background checks are designed to prevent firearm acquisition by people prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms. There is limited information about background checks, particularly on a state by state basis. We conducted a state-representative, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Patti Payne: Dr. Kaplan shares what's next for Virginia Mason following merger
It ’s a big change for Virginia Mason, which is in its 100th year and headquartered at the same First Hill location where it first opened its doors in 1920. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Patti Payne Source Type: news

AdaptHealth plans to raise $239M in stock offering to help fund $2B acquisition
AdaptHealth Corp. plans to raise $239.25 million in a public stock offering expected to close later this week. The Plymouth Meeting-based home medical equipment supplier is selling 7.25 million shares of common stock at $33 per share. The offering also includes another 750,000 shares being sold by an undisclosed stockholder. The amount of the offering could grow by another $39.6 million with AdaptHealth (NASDAQ: AHCO) giving underwriters a 30-day option to purchase an additional 1.2 million shares… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

CARTI Acquires South Arkansas Urology in Pine Bluff
Cancer treatment center CARTI on Monday announced the opening of CARTI Urology and the acquisition of South Arkansas Urology in Pine Bluff. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - January 6, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NKY firm secures latest acquisition, preps for more in 2021
Protech Home Medical has been on a steady acquisition pace and just made its largest deal ever in 2020. Officials said the company will continue to seek more opportunities this year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Liz Engel Source Type: news

Healthcare Companies and Health Systems Continue to Grow Through Mergers and Acquisitions Despite COVID-19 Pandemic
Consolidation of hospitals and health systems means consolidated medical laboratory services as well, and that impacts laboratory revenue and staff Though COVID-19 shifted many healthcare systems’ priorities in 2020—including quite dramatically altering the priorities of the nation’s clinical laboratories—the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic does not appear to have slowed the pace of healthcare mergers and acquisitions. Many […] The post Healthcare Companies and Health Systems Continue to Grow Through Mergers and Acquisitions Despite COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 6, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: International Laboratory News Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Management & Operations AlphaFold anatomic pathology Andrei Source Type: news

Stronger Together: Two NJ EMS Squads Merge
Two long-running NJ EMS organizations merged on January 1, 2021, to create a stronger operation to serve their communities, it was announced today by the leadership of Shark River Hills First Aid Squad, Inc. and Hamilton First Aid & Rescue Squad. To start 2021, Hamilton First Aid & Rescue Squad officially became part of the Shark River Hills First Aid Squad, creating a more sustainable entity to provide volunteer emergency medical services within Neptune Township, NJ, a community of more than 27,000 people overall. “The community will benefit from the strengthening of the volunteer EMS program,” s...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Operations Product Videos EMS EMT New Jersey Source Type: news

Stronger Together: Two NJ EMS Squads Merge
Two long-running NJ EMS organizations merged on January 1, 2021, to create a stronger operation to serve their communities, it was announced today by the leadership of Shark River Hills First Aid Squad, Inc. and Hamilton First Aid & Rescue Squad. To start 2021, Hamilton First Aid & Rescue Squad officially became part of the Shark River Hills First Aid Squad, creating a more sustainable entity to provide volunteer emergency medical services within Neptune Township, NJ, a community of more than 27,000 people overall. “The community will benefit from the strengthening of the volunteer EMS program,” s...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Operations Product Videos EMS EMT New Jersey Source Type: news

Stronger Together: Two NJ EMS Squads Merge
Two long-running NJ EMS organizations merged on January 1, 2021, to create a stronger operation to serve their communities, it was announced today by the leadership of Shark River Hills First Aid Squad, Inc. and Hamilton First Aid & Rescue Squad. To start 2021, Hamilton First Aid & Rescue Squad officially became part of the Shark River Hills First Aid Squad, creating a more sustainable entity to provide volunteer emergency medical services within Neptune Township, NJ, a community of more than 27,000 people overall. “The community will benefit from the strengthening of the volunteer EMS program,” s...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Operations Product Videos EMS EMT New Jersey Source Type: news

Stronger Together: Two NJ EMS Squads Merge
Two long-running NJ EMS organizations merged on January 1, 2021, to create a stronger operation to serve their communities, it was announced today by the leadership of Shark River Hills First Aid Squad, Inc. and Hamilton First Aid & Rescue Squad. To start 2021, Hamilton First Aid & Rescue Squad officially became part of the Shark River Hills First Aid Squad, creating a more sustainable entity to provide volunteer emergency medical services within Neptune Township, NJ, a community of more than 27,000 people overall. “The community will benefit from the strengthening of the volunteer EMS program,” s...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Operations Product Videos EMS EMT New Jersey Source Type: news

Stronger Together: Two NJ EMS Squads Merge
Two long-running NJ EMS organizations merged on January 1, 2021, to create a stronger operation to serve their communities, it was announced today by the leadership of Shark River Hills First Aid Squad, Inc. and Hamilton First Aid & Rescue Squad. To start 2021, Hamilton First Aid & Rescue Squad officially became part of the Shark River Hills First Aid Squad, creating a more sustainable entity to provide volunteer emergency medical services within Neptune Township, NJ, a community of more than 27,000 people overall. “The community will benefit from the strengthening of the volunteer EMS program,” s...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Operations Product Videos EMS EMT New Jersey Source Type: news

Wiley announces the acquisition of Hindawi
(Wiley) A Global Leader in Research and Education Accelerates its Strategy to Power the World's Knowledge Ecosystem by Acquiring a Fast-Growing Innovator in Open Access. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fiat Chrysler and PSA Groupe shareholders approve merger to create Stellantis
The voting by shareholders was one of the last steps for the merger, which the companies expect to close by the end of the first quarter. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newly acquired cannabis e-commerce, delivery company has sights on Oregon
Stem Holdings changed its name to Driven by Stem after the acquisition was completed. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Matthew Arrojas Source Type: news

Fiat and Peugeot shareholders green light jumbo car merger
The $52 billion transaction, expected to be completed by the end of March, will result in a new company called Stellantis. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peugeot shareholders approve $52 billion Fiat merger - Business Insider
Fiat Chrysler shareholders are expected to vote on the merger later on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public concern about violence, firearms, COVID-19 pandemic in California
(JAMA Network) The findings of a survey study using data from California suggests the   COVID-19 pandemic was associated with increases in self-reported worry about violence for oneself and others, increased firearm acquisition and changes in firearm storage practices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Hart Medical Equipment Acquires McLaren Home Medical Equipment
CHEBOYGAN, Mich., Jan. 1, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Hart Medical Equipment is excited to announce it has acquired McLaren Home Medical Equipment (MHM), formerly known as VitalCare in Cheboygan, Gaylord, and Petoskey in northern Mic... Devices, Distribution, Mergers & Acquisitions Hart Medical Equipment, McLaren Home Medical Equipment (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Denver-based OrthoFi acquires complementary company
The two companies plan to bring together their patient acquisition and financial management solutions for the orthodontics industry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Denver-based OrthoFi acquires complementary company
The two companies plan to bring together their patient acquisition and financial management solutions for the orthodontics industry. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Stem Holdings acquires cannabis e-commerce, delivery company
Stem Holdings changed its name to Driven by Stem after the acquisition was completed. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Matthew Arrojas Source Type: news

Daily Crunch: Amazon acquires Wondery
Amazon makes a big podcast acquisition, a Chinese robot maker raises $100 million and we review a robotic cat pillow. This is your Daily... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amazon Buys Wondery as Podcasting Race Continues
The deal, valued at $300 million, is the latest in a string of acquisitions as streaming platforms expand beyond music and video. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twenty Q4 deals round out a record-setting 2020 for digital health M & A
The newest deals bring the year's total to a record-setting 64 digital health acquisitions. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news