14 Mar 2019

 AMERICAN VEIN & VASCULAR INSTITUTE IS CELEBRATING ITS 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

    American Vein & Vascular Institute is now celebrating its 10-year anniversary with special events at each of the seven clinics located throughout Colorado. Patient specials and community engagements invite patients and regional residents alike to join in on American Vein’s success and hard-earned longevity. American Vein & Vascular

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13 Mar 2019

HOW MUCH DIFFERENCE WILL ELI LILLY’S HALF-PRICE INSULIN MAKE?

  By Bram Sable-Smith When Erin Gilmer filled her insulin prescription at a Denver-area Walgreens in January, she paid $8.50. U.S. taxpayers paid another $280.51. “It eats at me to know that taxpayer money is being wasted,” said Gilmer, who has Medicare and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes while

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11 Mar 2019

PATIENTS NEED TRANSPARENCY AND RELIEF FROM HIGH DRUG COSTS, NOT DEFENSE OF THE STATUS QUO

By: John O’Brien The current drug pricing system is broken and indefensible. Right now, everybody but the patient benefits as list prices climb higher and higher. President Trump has proposed to bring transparency to the system, end the status quo of kickbacks from drug companies to middlemen and plans, known in

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06 Mar 2019

FIRST STEP: LILLY RELEASES HUMALOG GENERIC, SLASHING INSULIN LIST PRICE IN HALF

    Lilly has released Lispro, a generic form of its insulin drug of Humalog, cutting the list price in half and ideally reducing out-of-pocket patient costs. Insulin Lispro will go for $137.35 per vial or $265.50 for a pack of five KwikPens. Because Humalog and Lispro are fast-acting forms of insulin,

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19 Feb 2019

DOJ DEFENDS APPROVAL CONSIDERATIONS IN CVS-AETNA MERGER

As a federal judge reviews the merger between CVS Health and Aetna, the Department of Justice is sticking by its agreement with the two companies, according to an article in FierceHealthcar Feb 19. In a court filing in mid-February, DOJ defended that deal. Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court

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10 Feb 2019

ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY AND COSMETIC SURGERY NAMES VP OF MARKETING

  Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, located in Maitland, Fla., and the largest dermatology practice in the country, today has named Cheryl Zelenak as vice president of marketing. Zelenak joins the practice with more than 15 years of experience in all aspects of marketing, including brand management, strategy, public relations,

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19 Jan 2019

ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY WANTS A SLICE OF THE HEALTHCARE REVENUE PIE

By Eric Taub If the scores of personal health care devices at the Consumer Electronics Show in January are any indication, it’s clear that the Apple Watch has kicked off a rush by high-tech companies to capitalize on people’s worries about their health. The latest version of the watch, which was

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09 Jan 2019

PENUMBRA ACQUIRES 90% OF MVI HEALTH, LAUNCHES 2 ENHANCED THROMBECTOMY TOOLS

Penumbra has acquired 40 percent of the outstanding shares of virtual reality joint venture MVI Health from collaborator Sixense, boosting its interest to 90 percent, and said it launched the Penumbra Jet 7 and Jet D reperfusion catheters. The joint venture intends to commercialize healthcare applications of virtual reality technology, Alameda,

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09 Jan 2019

ENDOLOGIX RECALLS NELLIX SYSTEM FOR PATIENT SAFETY

Endologix Inc., a developer and marketer of treatments for aortic disorders, has stopped unrestricted sales and use of the Nellix System in order to ensure optimal outcomes for patients. The existing inventory will be voluntarily recalled as described in a Field Safety Notification (FSN) issued in January. The Nellix System

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09 Jan 2019

MEDTRONIC EXECS BUY SHARES

Two Medtronic plc (MDT) executives bought 15,000 shares of stock Jan. 9. Chairman and CEO Omar Ishrak purchased 12,000 shares of Medtronic stock at at $84.045 per share. Executive Vice President and CFO Karen Parkhill has filed a Form 4 disclosing the purchase of 3K common shares at $83.87.

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