05 Jun 2019

ANGIODYNAMICS’ NAMIC FLUID SALE TO MEDLINE CLOSES

  Editor’s Note: This June 3 article is an update to an article in the June/July issue of Vein Therapy News. AngioDynamics Inc. has closed the previously announced sale of its NAMIC fluid management portfolio to Medline Industries Inc. on May 31, 2019 for $167.5 million. AngioDynamics has used a portion

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05 Jun 2019

MAY 28: ANGIODYNAMICS CELEBRATES 15 YEARS ON NASDAQ BY RINGING CLOSING BELL

  When the NASDAQ Stock Market closing bell rang on May 28, it was AngioDynamics’s three most tenured employees who were doing the honors. The May 28 honor commemorated the company’s 15th anniversary on the exchange.   “NASDAQ has provided AngioDynamics with a robust platform to access the public equity

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05 Jun 2019

CVS still defending the Aetna merger deal 

CVS Health is making the case for its merger with Aetna to two very different audiences beginning June 3. CVS held its annual investor day and issued a long-term strategic plan to “accelerate growth” ahead of the day’s proceedings, aimed at nervous investors concerned about its recent financial performance post-merger. CVS warned that it

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24 May 2019

USE OF BUPRENORPHINE TO TREAT OPIOID ADDICTION PROLIFERATES IN CALIFORNIA

By Harriet Blair Rowan Buprenorphine, a relative newcomer in the treatment of opioid addiction, is growing in popularity among California doctors as regulatory changes, physician training and other initiatives make the medication more widely accessible. The rate of Medi-Cal enrollees who received buprenorphine nearly quadrupled from the end of 2014 to

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24 May 2019

ANALYSIS: A HEALTH CARE OVERHAUL COULD KILL 2 MILLION JOBS, AND THAT’S OK

By Elisabeth Rosenthal As calls for radical health reform grow louder, many on the right, in the center and in the healthcare industry are arguing that proposals like “Medicare for All” would cause economic ruin, decimating a sector that represents nearly 20% of our economy. While exploring a presidential run,

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22 May 2019

Expiration of Temporary Medicaid Funds for Puerto Rico and USVI Would Result in Budget Shortfalls

Most of the temporary federal Medicaid funds that have supported healthcare in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) in recent years and in the aftermath of the 2017 hurricanes are set to expire at the end of September, raising the prospect of steep enrollment cuts, budget shortfalls and

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21 May 2019

HIDDEN FDA REPORTS MASKED THE SCOPE OF WIDESPREAD HARM FROM FAULTY HEART DEVICE

By Christina Jewett Faced with the possibility that a bout of abnormal heartbeats could end his life, in 2006, Dr. Marc Sicklick had a small device implanted in his chest that would shock it back into rhythm. Soon he would struggle with another life-or-death choice: whether to remove the Sprint Fidelis,

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16 May 2019

APPLES AND ORANGES: How Obamacare, Medicare and ‘Medicare For All’ muddy the debate

By Shefali Luthra The healthcare debate has Democrats on Capitol Hill and the presidential campaign trail facing renewed pressure to make clear where they stand: Are they for “Medicare for All”? Or will they take up the push to protect the Affordable Care Act? Obamacare advocates have found a powerful

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16 May 2019

MAY 19: Deductible Relief Day

Deductible Relief Day is May 19. That’s the date by which average spending for people with employer-sponsored health insurance is sufficient to satisfy the average deductible, the amount they must pay out-of-pocket for most health care services before their insurance plan kicks in to help pay the bills, Kaiser Family

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09 May 2019

Velano Draws $10M Growth Funding for Needle-Free Blood Collection Technology

    By Amanda Pedersen A company trying to transform blood collection with its needle-free technology has attracted the attention of several notable medtech entrepreneurs and investors. Velano Vascular has secured $10 million as the initial tranche of a growth financing to fuel commercialization and the launch of new vascular

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