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Friday Five: Top 5 healthcare business news items from the MCOL Weekend edition

Every business day, MCOL posts feature stories making news on the business of health care. Here are five we think are particularly important for this week:

Court rules insurers not entitled to ObamaCare payments

A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that insurers are not entitled to collect billions of dollars they claim the federal government owes as part of an ObamaCare program.
The Hill
Thursday, June 14, 2018

How America Got Hooked On A Deadly Drug

An inside look at how Purdue Pharma pushed OxyContin despite risks of addiction and fatalities. Purdue Pharma left almost nothing to chance in its whirlwind marketing of its new painkiller OxyContin.
Kaiser Health News
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

An unlikely winner from the AT&T-Time Warner decision — CVS Health

Shares of drugstore CVS Health jumped Wednesday, a day after a federal judge decided to permit AT&T's bid for Time Warner in what many on Wall Street are considering a tacit go-ahead for other so-called vertical mergers.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fed Up With Rising Costs, Big U.S. Firms Dig Into Healthcare

At its Silicon Valley headquarters, network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc is going to unusual lengths to take control of the relentless increase in its U.S. healthcare costs.
Monday, June 11, 2018

How early retail health clinics set the stage for today’s mega-mergers

Fifteen years ago, we launched Take Care Health Systems, a pioneering company in retail health clinics. Little did we know that our clinics, and similar ones that followed, would become an important component of the current merger and acquisition and partnership activity currently reshaping health care.
Stat News
Monday, June 11, 2018

These and more weekly news items on the business of healthcare are featured in the MCOL Weekend edition, along with the MCOL Tidbits, and more, for MCOL Premium level members.

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