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UK approves its first vaccine

Welcome to Business Insider ‘ s daily healthcare newsletter , your daily dose of pharma, biotech, and healthcare news. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Hi, The UK has approved Pfizer and BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine, becoming the first Western country to give a vaccine an […]
UK approves its first vaccine
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Dispensed: Pharma middlemen get their day in the hot seat, life at Flatiron Health a year after acquisition, and almost $1 billion invested in clinical trial startups

Hello, Well, it’s official: Bristol-Myers Squibb and Celgene are likely going to form the megamerger of their dreams, after shareholders approved the $US74 billion union. Before heading into the weekend on that note, I wanted to leave you with a recap of all the news that kept Business Insider’s healthcare […]
Dispensed: Pharma middlemen get their day in the hot seat, life at Flatiron Health a year after acquisition, and almost $1 billion invested in clinical trial startups
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Congress grilled little-known middlemen over the high cost of prescription drugs. Here’s how they defended themselves.

In February, Congress brought in a group of pharmaceutical CEOs and executives from seven companies to testify about the high price of prescription drugs. On Tuesday, Congress kept the conversation going, this time grilling pharmacy benefit managers, the little-known middlemen responsible for negotiating drug prices. During the hearing executives from […]
Congress grilled little-known middlemen over the high cost of prescription drugs. Here’s how they defended themselves.
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No one could explain why this college student saw the price of his life-saving diabetes medication jump 150%, and it reveals a key problem with the US healthcare system

For the 1.25 million Americans living with Type 1 diabetes, insulin is a life-saving drug that helps them process the sugar in their blood. Price increases for insulin have put pressure on people living with diabetes who don’t have insurance, or whose insurance plans require them to pay the full […]
No one could explain why this college student saw the price of his life-saving diabetes medication jump 150%, and it reveals a key problem with the US healthcare system
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The DOJ just approved Cigna’s $67 billion merger with Express Scripts

The Department of Justice just cleared Cigna‘s $US67 billion merger with Express Scripts. The deal combines a health insurer and a company that helps negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs in the form of rebates on behalf of health plans. Cigna and Express Scripts said Monday that they expect the […]
The DOJ just approved Cigna’s $67 billion merger with Express Scripts
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The DOJ is reportedly close to approving 2 healthcare megamergers

The Department of Justice is getting close to approving two healthcare megamergers, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The mergers – one between the pharmacy CVS Health and the insurer Aetna, and the other between the insurer Cigna and the pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts – were announced at the […]
The DOJ is reportedly close to approving 2 healthcare megamergers
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