For the second year in a row, Newsweek has ranked the best hospitals in the world in partnership with global research company Statista.

Google has been partnering up with healthcare industry titans over the last few years in data exchange contracts that continue to draw criticism, Business Insider reported.

Health insurers are jumping on board to provide free diagnostic and telemedicine services to members at high risk of having the new coronavirus, COVID-19.

Another round of studies prove that consuming red and processed meat is bad for health. The studies, both from Harvard researchers, were presented at the American Heart Association’s EPI Scientific Sessions.

A probable carcinogen NDMA has been found in a diabetes drug metformin, testing by a pharmacy has confirmed. The FDA previously announced it was testing metformin, which helps control blood sugar, for NDMA.

“Alexa, what is Tylenol?” Amazon’s cloud-based voice service can now answer health questions like this after partnering up with a drug and medical device knowledge company.

A shortage of a human drug was reported by the FDA as a result of the coronavirus. The agency has been closely monitoring the supply chain in anticipation that the virus, dubbed COVID-19, would lead to potential drug shortages.

More than a dozen HHS workers sent to receive American evacuees from Wuhan, China––where the novel coronavirus originated––without proper training and protective gear, according to a whistleblower complaint reported by the Washington Post.

Patient privacy was under attack last year, with more than 41 million patient records breached, according to a new report from Protenus.

A new investigation examining how marketers are getting the personal Medicare information of seniors is underway, with government watchdogs wanting to know if a misuse of a government system is to blame, The Associated Press reported.

HHS is extending its existing partnership with pharmaceutical company Janssen Research & Development, which is part of Johnson & Johnson, to develop treatments for the 2019 novel coronavirus, the agency announced.

 

More Americans afflicted with chronic disease are turning to unregulated markets such as Craigslist to find insulin and other necessary medications because they can’t afford to purchase them at the pharmacy­­.