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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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Truveris, a SaaS pharmacy benefits pricing and analytics company, launched RxDash, an enterprise platform for pharmacy plan repricing, modeling and reporting. It will enable pharmacy benefit managers, health insurers, consulting companies, and plan administrators to view price impact of proposed … Continue reading

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Intel partnered with headphone maker SMS Audio to develop biometric-sensing earbuds. The earbuds are powered by Valencell’s PerformTek technology, and will offer a built-in optical sensor for continuous heart rate monitoring, sweat and water resistance, and integration with RunKeeper so … Continue reading

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A radiologist and clinical owner developed CannaScan, a real-time, cloud-based validation system that allows Massachusetts police departments to verify that people found with marijuana have been issued a valid prescription. CannaScan claims it allows the “Good Guys to Weed Out … Continue reading

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Athos, a smart workout clothing startup, raised $12.2 million in Series B funding. Athos makes flexible sensors that can be printed on workout clothing to gather data (heart rate, calories burned) and communicate with a smartphone. Athos reminds us of … Continue reading

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HealthTap announced HealthTap Prime, a subscription-based, end-to-end virtual care service that’s available to anyone, anytime, via smartphone, tablet or wearable smartwartch. The NFL will install real-time location systems in 17 of its stadiums this year in partnership with Zebra Technologies. … 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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Verizon launched Verizon Virtual Visits, which connects patients remotely to a clinician for colds, flus, sore throats or other simple, acute conditions. Users complete and send intake forms to providers and can then “see” a doctor via video on their … Continue reading

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Grand Rounds raised $40 million in Series B funding led by Greylock Partners. Grand Rounds is building a consulting network for companies to provide their employees with access to health care advice and treatment from physicians and specialists across the … 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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Tel Aviv, Israel-based HealthWatch recently previewed its hWear line of tshirts with interwoven ECG sensors, allowing the shirt to function as a 3 to 15 lead ECG. Currently, the garment itself is registered with the FDA as a Class I … Continue reading

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