Cigna MA Sale to HCSC Could Still Clear Way for Humana Acquisition, Expert Says

Cigna plans to sell its Medicare Advantage, supplemental benefits, Medicare Part D and CareAllies businesses to Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) for $3.7 billion, the companies announced Wednesday. One expert still thinks... Read more »

UN Human Rights Council examines peer review of China human rights record – JURIST

The UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group examined the human rights record of China, one of the 14 states reviewed during this year’s session, for the fourth time... Read more »
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How Digital Health Fundraising Took On a Different Shape in 2023

U.S.-based digital health startups ended 2023 with a fundraising total of $10.7 billion across 492 deals, which is the lowest annual fundraising amount the sector has seen since 2019, according to a... Read more »

Both Have Done Wrong, Expert Says On UHC/Mount Sinai Contract Dispute

In another case of payer/provider tensions, Mount Sinai is out of network for UnitedHealthcare’s employer-sponsored and individual plans (including Oxford Health Plan) as of January 1 due to payment disputes. In this... Read more »

5 Most Notable Hospital M&A Deals in 2023

Hospitals and health systems have experienced extreme financial pressure in the past couple years — and the issue is being reflected in the sector’s M&A activity.  There have been dozens of M&A... Read more »

China Administrative Protection of Intellectual Property Rights

On December 27, 2023, China’s National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) released the Third Batch of Guiding Cases for Administrative Protection of Intellectual Property Rights (关于发布第三批知识产权行政保护指导案例的通知). Under Article 70 of the Patent Law, “the patent... Read more »

Canada offers financial settlements to two men detained in China in 2018 – JURIST

The Canadian government has offered to provide a matched settlement to Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig on Tuesday following their incarceration in Chinese prisons in 2018, according to government sources for Canadian... Read more »

China Expands Visa Free Entry Scheme

Chinese officials announced the expansion of its unilateral visa-free policy to six countries: France, Germany, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Spain. Key Points: The new policy will be enacted on a trial... Read more »

Arcadia Sells Its Value-Based Care Division to a Fledgling Startup

A nascent healthcare startup announced an acquisition on Thursday that it believes will advance its mission of accelerating the industry’s transformation to value-based care. Guidehealth — a value-based care enablement startup that... Read more »

Sanofi Abandons Deal for Rare Disease Drug Amid FTC’s Monopoly Concerns

Sanofi is walking away from a deal to license an experimental Maze Therapeutics drug for a rare enzyme deficiency after the Federal Trade Commission challenged the transaction as anti-competitive. The French pharmaceutical... Read more »

Rights group accuses China of collective punishment of human rights defenders – JURIST

Madrid-based human rights organization Safeguard Defenders (SD) published a report on Sunday alleging the practice of collective punishment as a political tool by the Chinese government against human rights defenders and their... Read more »

Why Boulder Care’s CEO Is Hopeful About the Future of Substance Use Disorder Treatment

When the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released its proposed rule that would remove some of the Covid-19 telehealth flexibilities for the prescribing of controlled substances, it caused an uproar from telehealth companies... Read more »
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