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Centene, Walgreens and RxAdvance have teamed up to form a pharmacy benefit management model to boost transparency and achieve better health outcomes with lower costs, the companies announced.

Memorial Sloan Kettering, the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center, has named it first-ever chief digital officer, following a trend of major providers welcoming the role of technology in the healthcare field.

The Republican party can no longer rely on U.S. doctors as supporters and donators, as this once solid group of backers has turned toward the Democratic party over the last several decades, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal.

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, currently the mayor of South Bend, Ind., presented his plan to take on high drug prices this week, tackling one of the hottest election issues.

A whopping 25% of spending in the U.S. healthcare system is waste, between $760 billion and $935 billion, according to a Humana-led study in JAMA.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a presidential hopeful with the Democratic party, experienced a heart attack last week, his campaign revealed after reports confirmed Sanders underwent a stent placement procedure.

A recent guideline published in the Annals of Internal Medicine is getting some serious blowback from medical professionals. That’s because the guideline stated adults can continue eating red and processed meat without much harm to their health, arguing that previous research showing health harms from these products is weak.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, was sidelined from his campaign after it was reported he underwent a procedure for placement of two stents after chest discomfort revealed a blocked artery, The New York Times reported.

Walmart wants to make healthcare cheaper and simpler for its associates and their families and is changing up its 2020 medical plan to offer new pilot programs in select markets.

Google’s parent company has made a high-profile hire by naming Robert Califf, MD, to head its medical strategy and policy for Google Health and Verily.

CVS Pharmacy has pulled Zantac and other ranitidine products to treat heartburn, including CVS’ own brand, from its shelves following recalls and risks that the products contain probable human carcinogens.

More major companies continue to jump on the problem of healthcare affordability, with the latest pilot launched by Sam’s Club, a membership-only warehouse retailer owned by Walmart.