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) What the turmoil at Zenefits reveals about Silicon Valley’s big problem with health care. Washington Post, February 8, 2016.

Zenefits was one of the fastest growing companies in Silicon Valley, but it realized that innovation can be more difficult in health care.

2) Obama Admin Says It Won’t Use Ebola Funding to Combat Zika. AP, February 9, 2016.

Obama is asking for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to respond to the Zika virus.

3) Insurers Under Pressure to Improve Margins on Health Plans. Wall Street Journal, February 10, 2016.

After most insurers faced financial losses in 2014 because of the Affordable Care Act, many companies faced even worse results in 2015.

4) Johns Hopkins to Perform First H.I.V.-Positive Organ Transplants in U.S. New York Times, February 10, 2016.

Johns Hopkins plans on performing the first kidney and liver transplants between H.I.V. positive donors and patients.

5) How a Sanofi Diabetes Bet Went Wrong. Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2016.

The French drug-maker Sanofi ended a licensing pact for the rights to sell an insulin inhaler, as it was unlikely to reach many patients.

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