There appears to be a bidding war over Signify Health, with several prominent companies, including CVS Health, UnitedHealth Group, and Amazon, submitting offers. According to industry experts, the growing competition for Signify suggests that "the home is the next clinical battlefront."
As prescription drug prices continue to rise, more "cash" pharmacies, which sell generic medications outside of insurance, are opening around the United States, Adiel Kaplan, Kenzi Abou-Sabe, and Vicky Nguyen report for NBC News. But Advisory Board's Gina Lohr and Chloe Bakst warn that cash pharmacies are a symptom of—not a solution to—our current prescription drug pricing system.
Scientists are working to develop at-home tests that can determine how much protection an individual has against the coronavirus, and whether they need a booster dose—but some experts are skeptical that the tests will ever be approved for use in the general population, Edward Chen writes for STAT.
CDC on Friday said that romaine lettuce from Wendy's restaurants may be responsible for a "fast-moving" E. Coli outbreak, prompting the fast-food chain to pull the product as a "precautionary measure," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arkansas, Georgia, and Tennessee.
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