Intuitive Surgical Beats Expectations, Driven By da Vinci System
Intuitive Surgical again beat revenue and earnings expectations with the help of its da Vinci robotic surgical systems when it reported its second quarter performance after the market closed Thursday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Emergency Docs Sue Anthem BCBS Of Georgia For Denying Payments
A new practice aimed at decreasing reimbursement dollars for emergency care has some fearing it will prevent the sick from receiving care at all: retroactively denying payments for ED patients whose diagnoses are deemed “not truly emergencies.” ACEP and MAG sue BCBS of Georgia over this new policy. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Tags: NYSE:ANTM NYSE:UNH Source Type: news

As Mega-Mergers Stumble, Hospitals Pursue Diverse Alliances
Non-profit health system mergers are fraught with risk. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mergermarket, Contributor Source Type: news

' Diseases Of Despair' Contribute To Declining U.S. Life Expectancy
Deaths from diseases of despair are contributing to a decline in U.S. life expectancy. Penny wise, pound foolish policies may lead to continued increasing numbers of deaths due to diseases of despair. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

Liquid Biopsy Controversy Rages On
Last year, researchers showed that two commercially available liquid biopsy tests for cancer produced drastically different results. Now the companies and researchers are in a war of words to prove who is right. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Six Favorite REITs For Growth & Income From Hotels To Marijuana Landlords
How can you invest in sectors from hotels, data centers, healthcare centers and multi-family properties? Marijuana growers? Or environment, social and governance friendly picks? We asked five experts in REITs who are MoneyShow.com contributors. They returned with real estate investment trusts. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: MoneyShow, Contributor Tags: NYSE:PK NYSE:DLR NYSE:DOC NYSE:EQR NYSE:AVB Source Type: news

FDA To Consider Drug Importation In Battle Against High Drug Prices
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, once a critic of drug importation, is now tasked with the challenge of figuring out whether bringing certain low-cost drugs in from overseas will provide price relief for consumers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Arlene Weintraub, Contributor Source Type: news

8 Lifestyle Habits May Counter The Health Effects Of Early Life Stress
Early life stress can affect health for many years. But lifelong habits can counter it. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Hospitals Are Learning To Source For Themselves -- Finally
I recently interviewed several healthcare industry SCM executives about local contracting. And with the talk now considered cheap regarding how hospitals cannot benefit from the SCM lessons of their cross-industry peers, it was refreshing to hear... (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Martyn, Contributor Source Type: news

Rite Aid-Albertsons Comeback Hinges On Narrow Pharmacy Networks
Albertsons and Rite Aid plan to escalate the narrow pharmacy network strategy should their merger be approved so the larger company can compete with CVS Health, Walgreens and Walmart. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:CVS NYSE:RAD NYSE:WMT NYSE:AET Source Type: news

12 Ways To Be Productive During The Slow Season
Summer brings a slowdown in work with it, but there are ways to get ahead during this slow period. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Editors, Forbes Technology Council, CommunityVoice Source Type: news

Smart Bandage Can Dispense Drugs, While Keeping An Eye On Your Wound
A group of researchers from Tufts University have developed a “smart bandage” which has the ability to monitor a wound for infection, and deliver antibiotics if needed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Earnings Preview: What To Expect From Intuitive Surgical On Thursday
Intuitive Surgical is expected to report $2.50/share on $868.48 million in revenue. Meanwhile, the so-called Whisper number is $2.65. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Sarhan, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:ISRG NYSE:JNJ NYSE:MDT Source Type: news

UnitedHealth Group Says National ACO's Enrollment To Double
UnitedHealth Group says its NexusACO will double to 150,000 members next year and double again in 2019 as self-funded employers seek lower cost health benefits. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:CVS NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Study Finds Link Between Heavy Use Of Digital Media And ADHD In Teens, But Questions Remain
Heavy use of digital media platforms like texting and streaming video is linked to more ADHD symptoms among teenagers over time, suggests a new study, but the direction of the cause-and-effect arrow is still in question. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David DiSalvo, Contributor Source Type: news

Bill Gates Announces Further Investment In Alzheimer's Research, Taking On Disease Detection
Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates revealed more of his plan to invest in Alzheimer's disease research on Tuesday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Integrating Innovative Approaches To Dementia Care Into Traditional Healthcare Models
Here's how government and healthcare leaders can integrate innovative approaches to dementia care into traditional models of care. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Source Type: news

Cancer Drugs Drive Johnson & Johnson's Latest Quarter
Johnson& Johnson reported second quarter earnings Tuesday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michela Tindera, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Anchored By Optum's Reach, UnitedHealth's Profits Jump
UnitedHealth Group's profits jumped 28% in the second quarter on increased sales of both health plans and a menu of Optum health services including pharmacy benefit management, surgical and outpatient care. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:CVS NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

11 Insights Gained From Executives Listening To Customers
Even high-level executives have plenty to learn from listening to customers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Editors, Forbes Technology Council, CommunityVoice Source Type: news

Doctors And Patients Aren't Talking About Most Deadly Subjects, Study Says
The company surveyed some 3,000 Americans, inquiring about experiences with primary care doctors and found what they say are some alarming trends. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Study Says Doctors And Patients Aren't Talking About Most Deadly Subjects
The company surveyed some 3,000 Americans, inquiring about experiences with primary care doctors and found what they say are some alarming trends. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Aging Parents And Rehab Facilities: Know The Hidden Dangers
Many elders will spend at least some time in a nursing home. Hidden dangers lurk. Know how to choose a home, what to watch out for and how to tell if there is enough staff to care for your loved one. Families can ensure their aging parents'safety by informing themselves, using consumer guidance. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carolyn Rosenblatt, Contributor Source Type: news

Albertsons Touts E-Commerce Expansion Ahead Of Rite Aid Deal
Albertsons plans to expand health and pharmacy “eCommerce offerings” ahead of its merger with Rite Aid. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:CVS NYSE:RAD NYSE:SWY NYSE:WMT Source Type: news

What Is Medicare For All?
Advocates for " Medicare for All " say Medicare updates the U.S. by “joining the rest of the industrialized world, where health care is universal” and will save money and improve health outcomes. Despite detractors, no expert advocates going back to the system before Medicare. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Teresa Ghilarducci, Contributor Source Type: news

How This Female Founder Is Making The Healthcare Industry More Accessible
Julia Cheek is the founder and CEO of the at-home lab testing company, EverlyWell. They offer a variety of regulatory-compliant, physician-mediated at-home lab tests with easy-to-understand results. We spoke about her career path and how she is making lab testing more accessible. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elana Lyn Gross, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

How Naloxone Could Be Sold Over-The-Counter
A regulatory framework is in place for additional prescription to over-the-counter switches where appropriate, including the opioid overdose antidote naloxone. It is up to sponsors to work with the FDA to deliver more switched products. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

Bold Rx-To-OTC Switches On The Horizon? Naloxone, Perhaps
A regulatory framework is in place for additional Rx-to-OTC switches where appropriate, including the opioid overdose antidote naloxone. It is up to sponsors to work with the FDA to deliver more switched products. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joshua Cohen, Contributor Source Type: news

How GDPR Will Affect Privacy And Security Standards In US Health Care
GDPR may signal a change in how health care professionals treat patient data. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Lord, CommunityVoice Source Type: news

Why Aren't Prison Inmates With Hepatitis C Being Treated?
As a matter of general health policy, states should aggressively treat hepatitis C in prisons. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John LaMattina, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:GILD NYSE:ABBV Source Type: news

4 Regulations That Would Terrify U.S. Drug Companies Ahead Of The 2018 Midterms
What a strange two months it has been for U.S. pharmaceutical companies. With the future of drug policy unclear, here are four regulations that would terrify American drug makers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Pearl, M.D., Contributor Source Type: news

4 Regulations That Would Terrify US Drug Companies Ahead Of The 2018 Midterms
What a strange two months it has been for U.S. pharmaceutical companies. With the future of drug policy unclear, here are four regulations that would terrify American drug makers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Pearl, M.D., Contributor Source Type: news

An Aspirin A Day? Not So Fast
Daily, low-dose aspirin has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attacks and several types of cancer. Now, though, a new study shows that a one-dose-fits-all regimen doesn't work for everyone. People who weigh over 70 kg (154 lbs) should reconsider their daily aspirin. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Biotech Entrepreneur, 29, Raises $32 Million To Use AI To Develop Drugs For Parkinson's, ALS
Alice Zhang was a graduate student at UCLA when she decided that there was a tremendous opportunity to speed up the process of drug development. " We could start taking the guesswork out of drug discovery. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 16, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

FDA Approves TPOXX To Be The First Drug For Smallpox
" You have smallpox, " are 3 words that you never want to hear. But having a treatment available like this one manufactured by SIGA Technologies is still quite important. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

FDA Approves TPOXX To Be The 1st Drug For Smallpox
" You have smallpox, " are 3 words that you never want to hear. But having a treatment available like this one manufactured by SIGA Technologies is still quite important. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Doctors To Trump: Suspending Insurer Payments Hurts Our Sickest Patients
A coalition of more than 500,000 U.S. physicians say the Trump administration ’s move to suspend billions of dollars in payments to insurers hurts patients with “chronic health conditions and pre-existing conditions.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:MOH NYSE:CNC NYSE:ANTM NYSE:CI Source Type: news

Where Are Your Crabs From? FDA Warns About 4 State Vibrio Bacteria Outbreak
Oh crab. Contaminated crab meat from Venezuela may be the source of a Vibrio parahaemolyticus outbreak that has so far affected 4 states. This is what to do. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Congress Considers Bill To Make Gym Memberships, Fitness Classes Tax Deductible
Headed to the gym this summer? You may soon be able to claim a tax benefit for the trip. The House Ways and Means Committee has advanced a bill which would grant taxpayers a break on gym memberships and fitness classes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelly Phillips Erb, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Discovery Could Lead To New Treatments For Cancer, Neurodegeneration, Aging And Viral Infections
Researchers at the University of Zurich (UZH) have made a discovery that could offer new possibilities for the treatment of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging processes and viral infections. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

If You Build A Better Breast Pump
One of my favorite classes that I teach at the Wharton School is product design. Product design, after all, is about making things that solve problems, or making them better. As an example of why good product design is important, I give you Lilu, founded by Adriana Vazquez Ortiz. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Karl Ulrich, Contributor Source Type: news

Consolidation Among Radiology Services Providers Hitting Fevered Pitch
Readout: Radiology practices are rapidly getting rolled up into large practice groups, due to hospital consolidation, reimbursement model changes and other factors. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mergermarket, Contributor Tags: NYSE:MD NYSE:EVHC NYSE:KKR Source Type: news

Did Pfizer Blink, And What Will Pharma Do Now?
Pfizer confirmed that time has run out for raising prices without blow-back. The renewed attention to drug price hikes means business as usual has ended and two questions loom large for Pharma. Is talk of regulation of drug prices next and who will next gain attention because of Pfizer and why? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Brozak, Contributor Tags: NYSE:PFE NYSE:JNJ NYSE:AGN NYSE:ABBV Source Type: news

6 Top Performers In Health & Retail
We asked our MoneyShow.com contributors to report back after six months on their favorite investing ideas for this year. Their updates on a six-pack of strong gainers in retail and health sectors are surprising. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: MoneyShow, Contributor Tags: NASD:FIVE NYSE:M NASD:PLNT NYSE:TJX NASD:UTMD Source Type: news

This Startup Is Developing Finger-Prick Blood Tests, But Don't Call It Theranos 2
Sight Diagnostics believes it can succeed where Theranos failed, developing rapid finger-prick blood tests, but its approach is nothing like that of the failed Silicon Valley startup chronicled in the bestselling book Bad Blood. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Arlene Weintraub, Contributor Source Type: news

Understanding Data Aggregation In The Pharmacy Industry
Data aggregators can drastically improve a pharmacy's efficiency. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Meghann Chilcott, CommunityVoice Source Type: news

Medicare May Soon Pay Doctors For Diagnosis Via Text Message
Medicare may soon pay physicians for evaluating patient illness and ailments via seniors'text messages and other digital means, the Trump administration announced Thursday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Bucking Trump, Health Insurers Expand Obamacare Footprints
Health insurers Bright Health, Centene, Oscar Health and Blue Cross plans are forging ahead with Obamacare expansions despite verbal and financial attacks from the Trump administration. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:CNC NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

12 Ways Diversity Makes A Difference In Tech
Diversity can only make your tech team better. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Editors, Forbes Technology Council, CommunityVoice Source Type: news

Healthcare VC Investing Could Hit A Record High In 2018
In the second quarter alone, $5.3 billion in venture capital was invested in 216 healthcare deals, placing the sector at number two on the list of the top five fundraisers. And all signs are pointing to continued investor enthusiasm for the sector. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Arlene Weintraub, Contributor Source Type: news