Health & Fitness

Why prescription drugs cost so much more in America

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/20 2:25A Hannah Kuchler
The sky-high price of many drugs — and the increasing contribution expected even from insured patients — is a potent subject ahead of the 2020 election.

Her biotech company is blasting industry standards for ear self-care

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/19 2:57A Rob Schneider
Elyse Stoltz Dickerson, who is the CEO and co-founder of Fort Worth-based biotechnology firm Eosera Inc., has spent the past four years developing a suite of ear health related products (with products like EarWax MD and Wax Blaster MD, which the...

California-based executive recruitment company expands to North Texas

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/18 9:47A Rebecca Ayers
Irvine, California-based McDermott + Bull has expanded its offices to Dallas and San Francisco as part of a growth effort across the U.S. and internationally.  The executive search company has hired Jeff Katon as managing director in Dallas to...

Purdue Pharma files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/16 12:03A Jan Hoffman and Mary Williams Wa
Purdue Pharma, maker of OxyContin, the drug widely seen as igniting the opioid crisis, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Sunday night, a move at the center of the company’s efforts to shield itself and its owners from more than 2,600 federal and...

Trump administration considers ban on flavoured e-cigarettes

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/11 8:04A Hannah Kuchler and Alistair Gray
The Trump administration is examining whether to ban flavored e-cigarettes from the market, after over 400 patients have been diagnosed with a mysterious illness linked to vaping and six have died.

Share of Americans with health insurance declined in 2018

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/10 11:42P Margot Sanger-Katz, Ben Casselma
It's the first increase since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, and experts said it was at least partly the result of the Trump administration’s efforts to undermine that law.

Frisco company to acquire Hospice Partners of America in $130M deal

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/3 9:13A Tyler Patchen
Frisco-based Addus HomeCare Corp. (Nasdaq: ADUS) has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Birmingham-based hospice company Hospice Partners of America LLC in a $130 million deal. “We are very pleased to announce our agreement to...

A battle brews over moving medical records to your smartphone

Dallas Business Journal (Health Care) 9/2 11:43P Natasha Singer
Americans may soon be able to get their medical records through smartphone apps as easily as they order takeout food from Seamless or catch a ride from Lyft. But prominent medical organizations are warning that patient data-sharing with apps...
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