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Is my prescription covered? What’s my copay? Choosing a health insurance plan that gets you the most bang for your buck is daunting. For many, medication price and coverage is a crucial decision factor. Meanwhile, drug prices vary under different … Continue reading

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Misfit Wearables, makers of the wearable tracker Shine, is collaborating with a Finnish sleep analysis company Beddit. The move pairs Beddit’s thin, unobstrusive sleep monitor, which fits under a mattress, with Misfit’s tracking app for iOS and Android networks. MediSafe … Continue reading

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Drug makers are linking with eight British universities in a 16 million-pound ($27 million) public-private partnership to speed research into dementia by studying data from 2 million people. The new UK Dementias Research Platform will investigate the causes of dementia … Continue reading

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First Opinion raised $1.2 million in a seed funding from Greylock, Yuri Milner, 500 Startups, and Felicis Ventures. The app offers unlimited access to a personally matched doctor for a subscription fee of $9/month. NantHealth launched at the JPMorgan Healthcare … Continue reading

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MediSafe, a medicine adherence application, raised $1M in Series A funding. The round was led by TriVentures and lool Ventures, with angel investors Eyal Gura, Yadin Kaufmann and Yair Schindel joining in. FDA released the final guidelines for regulating mobile … Continue reading

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Health eVillages, a provider of mobile technology for rural health care systems, raised $58K through a grant from the Vodafone Americas Foundation and the “Apps Save Lives” golf tournament, hosted by Physicians Interactive, a provider of mobile clinical solutions, and … Continue reading

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Bina Technologies, a genomic big data platform for personalized medicine, added an additional $1.75 million to its $6.25 million Series B round. The follow-on round was led by AME Cloud Ventures and Columbus Nova Technology Partners. Researchers developed an algorithm … Continue reading

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The Cleveland Clinic announced that it will give patients access to physician notes, pathology reports, and health issues via its Epic MyChart patient portal. The transparency and accessibility should encourage patient involvement with their care. Seamless Medical Systems announced it … Continue reading

Castlight Introduces a Drug Price Comparison Tool on the Heels of National Changes in Drug Spending

Castlight Health today launched Castlight Pharmacy, a prescription drug price comparison tool for employees. The release came just after the news that in 2012, United States’ spending on traditional prescription drugs fell for the first time on record. In large … Continue reading