Omada Health CEO Sean Duffy.Omada Health started almost a decade ago to help people at risk of diabetes — about one in three Americans — avoid getting the full-blown disease. Unlike traditional health-care providers, the company only gets paid when its tools are effective, like when patients lose...
What do balloons, MRIs and rockets all have in common? They all rely on helium — and the global market for the noble gas has been deflating for years.Helium is the second-most abundant element in the known universe, but it's hard to capture on Earth because of how...
A pharmacist empties a prescription bottle of opioid painkillers that she filled for a patient at the pharmacy inside the facility in Boston.John Tlumacki | Boston Globe | Getty ImagesThe Food and Drug Administration is proposing to tighten the rules for opioid manufacturers by requiring new drugs to...
Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Uber Technologies, speaks during an Economic Club of Washington event in Washington, DC, June 11, 2019.Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty ImagesUber is moving more deeply into the health sector. And that means striking deals so that employers and health plans will cover the...
Steven D Starr | Corbis | Getty ImagesProfits for major U.S. tobacco companies could be cut in half if the Food and Drug Administration adopts a "maximum nicotine" rule within the next 15 years, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley.The FDA is set to publish in October its proposed...
Pillsbury® Best 5 lb. Bread FlourSource: FDAADM Milling Co. is recalling its third brand of flour, Pillsbury, as part of an ongoing outbreak of E.coli, according to the Food and Drug Administration.The company is recalling about 4,620 cases of Pillsbury Best 5-pound Bread Flour that were distributed in Connecticut,...
Big Health CEO Peter Hames wants people to use his app to treat their insomnia — and then delete it for good.His app, Sleepio, essentially works by leveraging an approach known as cognitive behavioral therapy, which aims to give users the tools to manage their own thought patterns differently...
My dad reluctantly tried a Juul e-cigarette six months ago. He now likes it so much he won't give it up.I bought my dad a Juul in November as an experiment to see if it would help him kick his longstanding cigarette habit. After a little over a...
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins speaks at the 4th World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China, in December 2017.- | AFP | Getty ImagesCisco is teaming up with telemedicine provider American Well on a project to convert people's television sets into a virtual medical office.The tech giant in the early...
Zoe Barry, CEO and co-founder, ZappRxSource: Zoe Barry Medical software company Allscripts has bought ZappRx, a start-up that aimed to modernize how people access prescription medicines, say two people familiar with the deal, the company confirmed on Thursday.ZappRx raised more than $40 million from investors ranging from GV,...