Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

1) Amgen, Novartis aim for big, crowded migraine market after new drug data. Reuters, November 17, 2016.

Fewer debilitating headaches were reported after trial participants used the drug erenumab.

2) Walgreens Claims Theranos Voided 11.3% of Test Reports. The Wall Street Journal, November 15, 2016.

Theranos Inc. allegedly voided some blood-test reports that the firm provided to customers of Walgreens stores.

3) Ex-sleuths sue GlaxoSmithKline over imprisonment in China. Reuters, November 16, 2016.

Two former corporate investigators sued the drugmaker saying the company misled them resulting in their imprisonment.

4) Patients May Still Get a ‘Surprise’ Bill After an In-Network ER Visit, Study Finds. The Wall Street Journal, November 16, 2016.

Patients who get in-network emergency care have a 1 in 4 chance of being treated by an out-of-network physician.

5) Obamacare Startup Oscar Has $45 Million Loss in Three States. Bloomberg, November 15, 2016.

Oscar Insurance Corp. has continued to lose money on the federal health exchange.

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