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. MIT School of Engineering and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Partner to Develop Healthcare Artificial Intelligence. Health IT Analytics. January 7, 2020.

MIT School of Engineering and Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited have partnered to use artificial intelligence tools to benefit health and drug development.

2) Supreme Court Orders Response to Obamacare Challenge. NBC News. January 6, 2020.

The Supreme Court ordered the Trump administration and states challenging Obamacare on Monday to respond by Friday to an appeal filed by defenders of the health care law.

3) Celgene Backs Out of a $55 Million Deal to Settle Claims of Thwarting Generics. Stat News. January 8, 2020.

The Celgene unit at Bristol-Myers Squibb has backed out of a $55 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that accused the company of hiding behind a mandated safety program in order to thwart generic competition.

4) House Democrats Trying To Reach Consensus On Surprise Medical Bills. The Hill. January 8, 2020.

House Majority Leader said that two Democratic committee chairmen are trying to work out their differences over a measure that would protect patients from surprise medical bills.

5) HHS Using Real-Time Data to Help Combat the Opioid Crisis. Health IT Analytics. January 8, 2020.

HHS has announced an agreement with Millennium Health, an accredited specialty laboratory, to combat the opioid crisis using near real-time drug testing data.

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