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Healthcare startups are flush with cash, but investors are starting to worry

Healthcare startups are flush with cash, but investors are starting to worry

By Jonathan LaMantia  |  February 12, 2018

New York healthcare companies continued to attract hundreds of millions in venture-capital funding last year, but some private investors said they are growing more concerned that the investments aren't resulting in either mergers and acquisitions or initial public offerings.

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By Modern Healthcare  |  February 12, 2018

An experimental drug kills the flu in 24 hours, the OCR gets a new top official, and hackers hit the Olympics.

Trump to nominate Jim Carroll as next drug czar

By Associated Press  |  February 12, 2018

President Donald Trump has tapped deputy White House chief of staff Jim Carroll to serve as the administration's next drug czar, making him the most public face of the adminsitration's efforts to fight the opioid epidemic.

OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

OxyContin maker will stop promoting opioids to doctors

By Associated Press  |  February 10, 2018

OxyContin has long been the world's top-selling opioid painkiller, bringing in billions in sales for privately-held Purdue. Now, Purdue said it will stop marketing opioid drugs to doctors.

Colorado ERs work together to lower opioid prescribing by 36%

Colorado ERs work together to lower opioid prescribing by 36%

By Maria Castellucci  |  February 10, 2018

The Colorado Opioid Safety Pilot focuses on replacing opioids with other alternative medications to treat pain. The 10 EDs in Colorado that participated in the project decreased prescribing by 36% over six months.

Editorial: The next healthcare reform agenda

Editorial: The next healthcare reform agenda

By Merrill Goozner  |  February 10, 2018

Until we build a bipartisan consensus that access means everyone in our society has the right to obtain high-quality healthcare at an affordable price, we will never move beyond the sterile "repeal and replace" debate.

CHI turnaround showing promise, execs say, but admissions lag

CHI turnaround showing promise, execs say, but admissions lag

By Tara Bannow  |  February 10, 2018

Catholic Health Initiatives said a restructuring that's been years in the making is now paying off. The Englewood, Colo.-based not-for-profit almost broke even in its latest earnings release, following years of steep losses.

Week ahead: Earnings release season is in full swing

Week ahead: Earnings release season is in full swing

By Tara Bannow  |  February 10, 2018

This week's earnings reports are likely to keep up with the current pace of financial releases, as at least a few health systems and one major insurance carrier unveil their balance sheets.

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