Boston Scientific will acquire remote cardiac monitoring company Preventice for $925 million in cash and up to $300 million in milestone payments. The deal is expected to close in mid-2021.
CHICAGO — Ben Barnes has slept in abandoned buildings, hallways and alleys. For the past year or so, he’s been staying at the city’s largest homeless shelter, Pacific Garden Mission, in the shadows of the famous skyline. “I’ve always considered myself homeless because I don’t… Read More »Homeless Shelters Grapple With COVID Safety as Cold Creeps In
Nice Healthcare, a Minnesota-based startup that offers telemedicine and primary care services, raised $5 million in seed funding. The company plans to use the funds to bring its benefits to businesses in more states.
The company, which was a winner of the MedCity INVEST Digital Health Pitch Perfect contest, was founded with the aim of using digital technology to improve the experience and efficiency of prior authorizations, in particular determining whether they are needed.
As the coronavirus began to spread through Minneapolis this spring, Health Commissioner Gretchen Musicant tore up her budget to find funds to combat the crisis. Money for test kits. Money to administer tests. Money to hire contact tracers. Yet even more money for a service… Read More »Politics Slows Flow of US Pandemic Relief Funds to Public Health Agencies
UnitedHealthcare sent a notice to plan members stating that it would no longer cover Descovy to prevent HIV, while Truvada – after it goes generic next month – will be covered for free. Gilead reported that Descovy for PrEP had offset a second-quarter fall in… Read More »Gilead got a boost from a newly approved PrEP drug. Now, a major insurer is dropping coverage