Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Labcorp CEO: No need to test COVID-19 vaccine recipients for antibodies

    Labcorp CEO Adam Schechter said on Closing Bell that vaccine recipients are not being advised to be tested for COVID-19 antibodies after immunization, reported CNBC.
  2. Moderna CEO says COVID is forever

    Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said Jan. 13 that COVID-19 will be around forever, reported CNBC.
  3. Mark Cuban launches generic drug company

    Billionaire investor and Shark Tank star Mark Cuban has launched a generic drug company called the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company.

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  1. Fertility app company accused of sharing private data to sell ads settles with FTC

    The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement Jan. 13 with Flo Health, a fertility and period health tracking app, for allegedly sharing users' personal data with companies, including Facebook, when it promised such information would be kept private. 
  2. Google finalizes $2.1B Fitbit acquisition: 5 details

    Google on Jan. 14 completed its acquisition of Fitbit, solidifying the tech giant's advances to improve its wearables division. 
  3. 13 states reporting UK coronavirus variant cases: What to know as of Jan. 14

    The fast-spreading U.K. coronavirus variant has been identified in at least 13 states, according to the CDC and The Washington Post.
  4. Mass General abandons acquisition of New Hampshire hospital

    Massachusetts General Hospital has pulled the plug on its plan to acquire a New Hampshire hospital and create a new Seacoast, N.H.-based nonprofit health system, according to the Union Leader.

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  1. Amazon offers saliva-based at-home COVID-19 test: 4 things to know

    Amazon users can now purchase an $110 at-home COVID-19 test that determines results based on a saliva sample.
  2. Hospitals, long-term care providers dangle incentives for employee COVID-19 vaccinations

    Hospitals and long-term care facilities in the U.S. are offering healthcare workers hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine incentives, The New York Times reported.
  3. Chicago, Los Angeles hospitals slated to close

    The owners of hospitals in Chicago and Los Angeles are planning to close the facilities in the first half of this year. 
  4. Daily COVID-19 deaths top 4,000 for 3rd day; WHO team arrives in China to investigate virus origin — 5 updates

    Daily COVID-19 deaths are rising by at least 10 percent in 25 states, according to seven-day averages recorded by The COVID Tracking Project.  

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  1. UK variant now in Wisconsin, New Mexico

    The U.K. variant known as B.1.1.7 has been identified in Wisconsin and New Mexico, confirming the more transmissible strain's presence in at least 13 states. 
  2. Former NJ hospital CEO dies

    Sister Agnes Marie O'Brien, a former hospital CEO in New Jersey, died Jan. 6, according to TrentonMonitor.com. She was 94.
  3. Hackers leak Moderna, Pfizer vaccine data stolen in EU cyberattack online 

    The European Medicines Agency confirmed Jan. 12 that some of its data related to companies including Moderna and Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccines and treatments have been leaked on the internet by hackers.
  4. Hospitals questioned for including board members in 1st rounds of COVID-19 vaccines

    In some instances, hospital board members and trustees have received the COVID-19 vaccine alongside front-line workers, raising questions about whether some systems are following guidelines for distribution.
  5. MedStar Health's IT projects on the table for 2021

    Scott MacLean, senior vice president and CIO of MedStar Health in Columbia, Md., said he anticipates executing several high-level IT projects in the coming year.
  6. 'I do regret being there': California physician joined in storming the Capitol

    Simone Gold, MD, a California physician and outspoken critic of the COVID-19 vaccine, was among those who stormed the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, according to The Washington Post. 
  7. Former CFO of healthcare staffing agency pleads guilty to aiding tax evasion

    A former CFO of a Connecticut healthcare staffing agency pleaded guilty to aiding the co-founder of the company with tax evasion, the U.S. Justice Department said Jan 13.
  8. COVID-19 death rates by state: Jan. 15

    As of Jan. 15, about 388,000 people in the U.S. have died after contracting COVID-19, according to The New York Times.
  9. Oklahoma hospital exec runs 46 miles to honor nurses

    An executive at Ascension St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla., ran 46 miles Jan. 13 to honor nurses on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tulsa World reported.

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