CVS is borrowing a near-record $40 billion to bankroll a deal that hasn’t even been approved

Reuters CVS announced plans to sell $ 40 billion of bonds in order to finance its $ 69 billion acquisition of Aetna.  The offering, which will be the third-biggest on record, is being done now because CVS wants to avoid the higher interest rates expected later in 2018. CVS Health plans to sell $ 40 […]

Stewart International Airport Gets Expansion, Name Change Approved

Stewart International Airport Gets Expansion and Name Change Approved Advertiser Disclosure The credit card offers that appear on the website are from credit card companies from which receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). This site does not […]

Audit reveals Office of Fossil Energy approved millions for lobbying, spas

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) The internal watchdog at the Department of Energy released an audit report (PDF) this month detailing profligate spending, approved by the Office of Fossil Energy, on a clean coal initiative that was supposed to result in a 400MW carbon capture-enabled plant. The Office of Fossil Energy had partnered with a private company called […]

A new pill to treat HIV just got approved — and it could shake up a $22 billion market (GILD)

NIAID The FDA just approved a new combination of drugs to treat HIV. The treatment combines three drugs into one daily pill:  bictegravir, emtricitabine and tenofovir alafenamide. The new approval could shake up the $ 22 billion HIV drug market. The FDA just approved a new, once-a-day pill to treat HIV. The pill, made by […]

These experts figured out why so many bogus patents get approved

Enlarge / The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. (credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images) If you’ve read our coverage of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s “Stupid Patent of the Month” series, you know America has a patent quality problem. People apply for patents on ideas that are obvious, vague, or were […]

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: UnitedHealth Group creates $250 million venture fund — EKG band approved for Apple Watch — New study shows Google is effective transcription tool

UNITEDHEALTH GROUP CREATES $ 250 MILLION VENTURE FUND: UnitedHealth Group’s business unit, Optum, announced the formation of Optum Ventures, a $ 250 million fund to invest in early-stage and startup digital health companies. This new fund will specifically target firms who use data and insights to improve access to care, delivery of care, and how healthcare is […]

700,000 approved homes in Britain are 'still waiting to be developed'

The data emerged after the Government warned that it would seize land that was not used quickly enough. The study by analysts ChamberlainWalker found that at the end of January this year there were 685,136 outstanding residential planning permissions. Major building firms have been accused in the past of sitting on sites – or land […]

A new drug to treat HIV just got approved — and it could shake up a $22 billion market

NIAID The FDA just approved a new combination of drugs to treat HIV.  The treatment uses two drugs instead of three or more, which has been the standard. The new approval could shake up the $ 22 billion HIV drug market.  The FDA approved a two-drug regimen for HIV for the first time on Tuesday.  The […]

Smart schizophrenia pill that tracks how you take it approved by FDA

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 03:10 An antipsychotic pill that digitally tracks consumption has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Abilify MyCite will be used in the treatment of chronic mental conditions and is an upgrade on Abilify, which was approved for patients suffering from schizophrenia in 2002. According to the […]