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) Report: US Medicine Spending Up 8.5 Percent 2015. AP, April 14, 2016.

The spending on prescription drugs increased 8.5% last year, mainly due to the growing use of expensive drugs and price increases on other medications.

2) Wayne State receives $2.5 million grant to study antibiotics. Crain’s, April 14, 2016.

Researchers at Wayne State University have received a grant to study antibiotics that treat multidrug-resistant diseases.

3) Google’s venture arm leads $40 million round of funding for behavioral health startup Quartet. Healthcare IT News, April 14, 2016.

Quartet Health raised $40 million in a second round of funding.

4) Two Indian generics makers end battle to copy drugs amid patent debate. Reuters, April 12, 2016.

Two drug-makers have given up trying to copy drugs, blaming a lack of government support for cheap generics.

5) FDA Panel Opposes Approval of Clovis Lung-Cancer Treatment. The Wall Street Journal, April 12, 2016.

The FDA voted against early approval for an experimental lung-cancer treatment.

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