How Dirty Is That Stethoscope? There Is Bacteria That Can Cause Disease
This study also evaluated whether cleaning stethoscopes with hydrogen peroxide wipes, alcohol swabs, or bleach wipes was enough to get rid of unwanted bacterial groupies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Failed Startups: Theranos
Most stories of startup failure are only told in the aggregate. The average startup that fails touches a set of familiar points along its lifecycle and ends for a number of generally understood reasons, with lack of funding being high on that list. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mary Juetten, Contributor Source Type: news

`Suspicious' Opioid Shipments? 5% to 86%, Depending On How You Count Them
Forced to identify opioid prescriptions they say were “suspicious” and never should have been shipped, Ohio cities and counties came up with a rough estimate. Very rough. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Measures of Physician Quality Don't Measure Up
Physician reimbursement increasingly depends on healthcare quality measures, but a study by the American College of Physicians suggests quality measures themselves are falling short. Their results strongly suggest the use of quality measures has gotten ahead of the science of quality measurement. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Trying To Recruit Programmers? Here's What They Really Want
Value them, challenge them, and set them free. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Editors, Forbes Technology Council, CommunityVoice Source Type: news

Why Are Doctors Giving Caffeine To Premature Babies?
What if your first encounter with caffeine wasn't when you were a few years old, but when you were a few hours old? Researchers suggest that this helps premature babies. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

These Are The Gadgets Tech Experts Are Hoping For This Holiday Season
These are the tech gifts the experts themselves are hoping to receive. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Editors, Forbes Technology Council, CommunityVoice Source Type: news

Value-Based Pricing And Reimbursement: Still More Promise Than Reality
There's been an uptick in value- or outcomes-based contracts. Yet, operational barriers persist, including achieving consensus on what constitutes value, the need for extensive outcomes data collection, and the administrative costs of managing value-based pricing programs. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

How To Decide What Medicine To Take When You're Sick
When all bets are off from preventing that winter cold, there are medications out there to relieve your symptoms. Each of these work on different symptoms, so read the labels before you pop those pills, spray that spray, or down that liquid. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

Warning: The Sex Drug Revolution May Have Side Effects
Online prescriptions for sex-related drugs are growing rapidly. But some entrepreneurs wonder if consumers are getting screwed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrea Barrica, Contributor Source Type: news

Three Predictions For 2019, Including A Real Life " Iron Man "
From bitcoin dominance to scaring the bejeezus out of global bond lords, some predictions for 2019 by A.T. Kearney. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kenneth Rapoza, Contributor Source Type: news

These Are The UK's Top University Breakthroughs
UK Universities have and are making big differences to the world, here are the biggest innovations to date. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Armstrong, Contributor Source Type: news

' Mind Over Matter' May Actually Work When It Comes To Health, Study Finds
Just telling people what genes they have can change how their bodies function —even if it’s a lie. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Texas' Uninsured Rate Hits 19% As GOP Snubs Medicaid Expansion
Nearly 20% of Texans under 65 don ’t have health insurance and most of them are working, research by the Urban Institute. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

As ACOs Face Change, Group Touts $2.7B Medicare Savings
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have saved Medicare nearly $2.7 billion from 2013 through 2016, an analysis released by the National Association of ACOs says. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NYSE:CI Source Type: news

Before He Died, Paul Allen Gifted $125 Million To A New Institute To Study The Immune System
The new institute will study the immune systems of healthy people, those with cancer, and those with autoimmune diseases. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Time to Choose Your Health Insurance: Don't Make A $9,000 Mistake
Don't make a $9,000 mistake choosing health insurance. Try these easy six steps instead. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brett Whysel, Contributor Source Type: news

The Crystal Ball: 10 Healthcare Industry Predictions for 2019
As the year draws to a close, I ’ve been thinking about what’s in store for healthcare in 2019. I offer ten predictions below: sincere ones, hopeful ones and a few final thoughts submitted with my tongue planted firmly in my cheek. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sachin H. Jain, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:ANTM NASDAQ:AMAZON NASDAQ:HUM Source Type: news

Apple's New Revenue Streams Are Everything About Timing - & Risk
Apple needs additional revenue streams, and it needs them now. Ideal revenue streams live in the Apple ecosystem. Products and services qualify but Apple needs to reduce risk by creating new product categories and new products and services instead of fast-following others into existing markets. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Andriole, Contributor Source Type: news

Is The Fax Machine A Symptom Or The Problem In Healthcare?
As the UK's NHS is revealed to be the world's largest purchaser of fax machines, is the goal to remove them by 2020 as simple as it first sounds? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matt Ballantine, Contributor Source Type: news

UnitedHealth Renews Contract With ER Doctors After Months Of Hardball
UnitedHealth Group said it has renewed a contract with Envision Healthcare after months of hardball tactics and threats to terminate a relationship. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH Source Type: news

14 Predictions About The Future Of AI And VR
Artificial intelligence and virtual reality technologies have the potential to fundamentally alter both daily living and business operations. Members of Forbes Technology Council speculate on where AI and VR may be going in the near future. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Editors, Forbes Technology Council, CommunityVoice Source Type: news

Lessons From The Biggest Pharma Drug Launches Of All Time
But given the medical breakthroughs being made, it is likely that in the coming years there will be new entries in this list – and high priced ones at that. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John LaMattina, Contributor Tags: NYSE:PFE NASDAQ:GILD OTCMKTS:RHHBY NYSE:BMY NYSE:ABBV Source Type: news

Shame, Scandal Plague Healthcare Providers In 2018
Another year, another set of scandals making headlines in American medicine. Dr. Robert Pearl shares his cure for conflicts of interest. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Pearl, M.D., Contributor Source Type: news

UnitedHealth Expands Army Of Concierge Service Navigators
UnitedHealth Group is expanding its army of navigators to more than 800 for enrollees in Medicare Advantage plans who will use its Navigate4Me service. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:AET NYSE:CI NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM Source Type: news

Five Warning Signs Your Doctor Was Too Quick To Diagnose You With High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is the silent killer. But it is also harmful to be told you have high blood pressure when you don't, and to be treated for high blood pressure when that treatment won't benefit you. Here are several questions to ask your doctor, so you get the treatment that is best for you. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Peter Ubel, Contributor Source Type: news

Is It Rational For Employers And Payers To Be Hooked On Prescription Drug Rebates?
The fact that plan sponsors may like rebates, as reflected in their supposed preference for rebates over alternatives does not necessarily mean rebating is rational for the plan sponsor, or for society as a whole. It could mean that they're simply accustomed to them. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

Buzzy Startup 10x Genomics Buys Spatial Transcriptomics In Bet On Genetic Tools
10x Genomics, a buzzy, closely held genetics startup based in Pleasanton, Calif., is purchasing Stockholm-based Spatial Transcriptomics for an undisclosed sum in a bid to add another type of genetic imaging tool to its fast-growing line of products. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

After Midterms, Democrats Inch Toward Government-Run Health Care
Democrats seem to believe that the cure for every healthcare problem is a bigger dose of government. But the American people have rejected that approach before -- and they may do so again. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sally Pipes, Contributor Source Type: news

How This Entrepreneur's Sleep Struggle Inspired A Game-Changing Product
Kathrin Hamm, founder of weighted bedding company Bearaby, shares how her quest to solve her own sleep struggles led to a game-changing product that's helping people all over the world sleep better. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jess Cording, Contributor Source Type: news

Seven Strategies For Building Tech Team Morale
Team engagement is important. Here are a few methods you can try. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Editors, Forbes Technology Council, CommunityVoice Source Type: news

Russian Homeopathy, Hiding In Plain Sight
A Russian company has published dozens of studies promoting the use of " release-active drugs, " or RADs, for an incredibly wide range of diseases. A new report reveals that RADs don't actually contain a single molecule of their supposed active ingredients. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Resilience In The Face of Disruption: The Health Services Perspective
A turbulent market demands that companies innovate in order to survive – this is true across industries. What does it mean for health services? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Strategy & , part of the PwC network, Contributor Source Type: news

The Rise Of Use Of Medical Devices Force FDA To Change The Rules
A new De Novo pathway opens the road to a faster entrance in the medical devices market without compromises on safety issues (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Yiannis Mouratidis, Contributor Source Type: news

How Technology Is Saving Lives By Reinventing The Hospital Bed
It's time yesterday's hospital bed leverages today's technology to provide advanced monitoring and analytics that can save lives. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Nosta, Contributor Source Type: news

The Patient Who Woke Up Dead
It's time yesterday's hospital bed leverage today's technology to provide advanced monitoring and analytics that can save lives. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Nosta, Contributor Source Type: news

CDC Warns Why You Should Say No To Raw Cookie Dough
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued some warnings for the Holiday Season. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Michael Bloomberg: Here Is $50 Million To Address The Opioid Crisis
For the third year in a row, U.S. life expectancy has dropped. Overdose rates jumped by 9.6% from 2016 to 2017. Here is what Bloomberg Philanthropies'new investment will do. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Obamacare Doctor Choices Narrow As Insurers Make More Money
More than 70% of Obamacare plans have narrow doctor networks for 2019, a new study by Avalere Health shows. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:CNC NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

This Coughed-Up Blood Clot Shaped Like A Lung Tree Went Viral
This entire blood clot was coughed up by a 36-year old male patient at UCSF. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Are You Lonely And Don't Realize It? Try Taking This Quiz
Here are 10 reasons why you may not realize how lonely you feel and a questionnaire that will help measure your loneliness. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Fentanyl Billionaire No More: John Kapoor's Net Worth Drops Below $1 Billion
The founder of embattled fentanyl manufacturer Insys Therapeutics is no longer a billionaire. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

4 Things To Think About Regarding Healthcare As You Approach Retirement
Healthcare is a huge expense plaguing Americans today. As you approach retirement, life expectancy, medicare limitations and rising medical costs are all things to consider. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Johnson, Contributor Source Type: news

Too Little Sleep May Pose Health Risks, Too Much May Signal Health Problems
More evidence that we should get six to eight hours of sleep per night. More than this might signal health problems. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Are Neti Pots Safe? Not With Tap Water And Brain-Eating Amoeba
In a rare case, a woman dies after using a neti pot regularly to irrigate your nose. But here are the precautions you should always take before trying to rinse out your nasal cavities. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Are Neti Pots Safe? Not With Tap Water And Brain Eating Amoeba
In a rare case, a woman dies after using a neti pot regularly to irrigate your nose. But here are the precautions you should always take before trying to rinse out your nasal cavities. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Scientists Discover A Probable Cause Of'Chemo Brain' And It May Be Treatable
Cancer survivors often report experiencing'chemo brain,'sometimes for many years after treatment ends. Now scientists at Stanford might have figured out why it happens and what to do about it. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

The Vaginal Jade Egg Has Hatched: And Tiny Medicine Crystals Were Born
The Jade Vaginal Egg has been discontinued on the Goop company site. In its place are medicinal healing crystals. While they are not harmful, calling them " medicinal " should raise some doubts. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Source Type: news

The Five Ways Peloton Weave Community and Content Beautifully
Peloton have re-invented the ubiquitous exercise bike, using a carefully crafted content and community strategy to make it tick. Here are five elements of that strategy that are fueling their success. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jono Bacon, Contributor Source Type: news

The Amount Americans Spend On Healthcare Is Still Growing, But More And More Slowly
Prices are going up, but Americans seem to be using fewer healthcare products and services. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ellie Kincaid, Forbes Staff Source Type: news