The Department of Justice will probe Google’s $2.1 billion acquisition of wearables company Fitbit, The New York Post reported, citing a source close to the situation.

Stephen Hahn, MD, has been confirmed as commissioner of the FDA by the Senate in a 72-18 vote.

The National Association of Accountable Care Organizations is launching a Direct Contracting Taskforce to offer tools and resources to assess and participate in CMS’ new direct contracting payment model, as well as provide a line of communication with CMS to advocate changes.

Civica Rx, the not-for-profit drug company startup created by a group of hospitals and health systems to reduce drug shortages, is prepared to ship its first eight injectable medicines.

Seeking to accelerate technological capabilities, healthcare investors have been snapping up AI and machine learning companies and driving up digital health M&A in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology space as a result.

Humana is launching two new partnerships in four states to better care for its Medicare Advantage and commercially insured members who have kidney care.

Amazon’s online pharmacy business, PillPack, has integrated with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts to help members of the health plan manage their medications.

Kaiser Permanente has named Gregory A. Adams as its new permanent CEO and chairman. Adams was serving as interim CEO following the death of Kaiser’s former leader, Bernard Tyson, in November.

Digital investments are top of mind for health systems leaders in 2020, according to a new report from PwC Health Research Institute.

Physicians are in high demand, with a 5% increase in job opportunities in the U.S. since 2018, according to a new research study on the 2019 labor market for doctors by Doximity.

The American Medical Association launched a new training program that aims to train future physicians to be better equipped in modern health systems through its Health Systems Science Scholars Program.

OptumRx, the pharmacy care services business of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, is acquiring a specialty pharmacy and infusion services provider, Diplomat.