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. Telehealth growth attracts the eyes of investors as 2021 could see an influx of capital Healthcare Finance News

The explosion of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic is attracting investors, despite capital being difficult to come by.

  1. AstraZeneca buying drug developer Alexion for $39 billion AP

England-based AstraZeneca PLC is buying the U.S. drug developer Alexion so AstraZeneca can enhance its presence in immunology.

  1. U.S. Customs destroys biological samples taken from prof at Detroit Metro Airport The Detroit News

US Customs and Boarder Protection destroyed a Polish professor’s biological samples after they were unable to identify what the vials contained.

  1. FDA approves new genetically modified pig for allergy-free medical and food products CNN Health

The FDA approved a genetically modified pig to produce meat that is safe to eat and organs and tissues for transplants.

  1. Johns Hopkins creates COVID-19 death risk calculator Becker’s Health IT

Johns Hopkins University researchers developed an online calculator that estimates the risk of dying for COVID-19 in an effort to prioritize groups for vaccination.

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