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Viking Therapeutics emerges as competitor

Cr | Istock | Getty ImagesBiotech company Viking Therapeutics has emerged as a strong potential entrant — or takeover target — in the budding weight loss drug market. Viking is just one of several companies racing to join the growing space. Some analysts say...

Here’s why General Catalyst is trying to buy Summa Health

Dr. Marc Harrison, who's now CEO of HATCo, speaking at the Healthy Returns conference in New York City on May 21, 2019.Astrid Stawiarz | CNBCDr. Marc Harrison is a different kind of venture capitalist.He's not looking for the next Mark Zuckerberg or Elon...

Change Healthcare new electronic prescription tool amid cyberattack

In this photo illustration, UnitedHealth Group Inc logo seen displayed on a tablet.Igor Golovniov | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty ImagesChange Healthcare on Friday said it's finished setting up a new electronic prescription service, which could help provide some relief to pharmacies...

CDC updates Covid isolation guidelines for people who test positive

Using COVID 19 rapid self-test at home.wayra | E+ | Getty ImagesPeople who test positive for Covid no longer need to isolate for five days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.The CDC's new guidance now matches public health advice for flu and other...

CVS, Walgreens to start selling abortion pill mifepristone this month 

A container holding boxes of Mifepristone, the first medication in a medical abortion, are prepared for patients at Alamo Women's Clinic in Carbondale, Illinois, April 20, 2023.Evelyn Hockstein | ReutersCVS and Walgreens will start selling the abortion pill mifepristone this month at certain...

Change Healthcare cyberattack has caused financial ‘mess’ for doctors

Small private practices and health-care providers are facing mounting financial pressures as crucial reimbursement systems remain down for the ninth day, following the cyberattack on Change Healthcare. Change Healthcare offers tools for payment and revenue cycle management that help facilitate transactions between providers and...