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Amid an ongoing court review of its $69 billion merger with health insurer Aetna, CVS Health isn’t slowing down in its plans to expand, according to executives who spoke at the company’s investor day on June 4.

 

Brand-name drugs are likely to keep rising in price, even though the top-selling ones have been available for years and have already seen their costs skyrocket, according to a new study published in JAMA.

 

CVS Health is gearing up to defend its $69 billion takeover of the nation’s third-largest health insurer, Aetna, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Accountable care organizations aren’t living up to their full potential when it comes to using EHR, according to a recent report from the Office of Inspector General.

Interoperability is the big problem that seems to smack all new entries in the healthcare innovations area.

The most important financial problem American families face is healthcare costs, according to a new Gallup poll.

WHO has added burnout to its international classification of diseases, giving it an ICD-11 code, the organization announced May 28. While WHO noted burnout is an occupational phenomenon and not a medical condition, it is notable that symptoms can affect health status.

New York-based healthcare system Mount Sinai has created a new role of chief digital officer, which will be filed by Andrew Kasarskis, PhD, who will also hold the role of executive vice president.

The product, a gene therapy to treat children younger than two with spinal muscular atrophy, has been touted as the world's most expensive drug.

Millennials in their mid-thirties are less healthy than Generation Xers were at the same age, a recent analysis by Blue Cross Blue Shield found—a gap driven largely by poorer mental, cardiovascular and endocrine health outcomes in the younger generation.

CMS published its final rule to update the programs of all-inclusive care for the elderly (PACE), which provides comprehensive medical and social services to help keep elderly individuals who qualify for nursing homes in their homes longer.

 

Physicians are burned out, and, left unchecked, those feelings of detachment from work come with a national cost of about $4.6 billion each year, according to new research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.