Health Care

Amazon has big plans in the health care sector, and here’s where it could go next.

U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor of Texas argued that the Affordable Care Act cannot stand on its own since Congress last December repealed the individual mandate, which imposed a tax penalty on consumers who went uninsured.

Bertha Coombs reports on how the health care industry is making a bigger push into digital technologies in 2019.

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb outlined a slew of policies, including restrictions on sales of flavored e-cigarettes, and essentially threatened to pull products from the market if manufacturers do not follow them.

E-cigarette manufacturer Juul will stop selling fruity flavors like mango and cucumber from brick and mortar stores in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s request to curb “epidemic” levels of teen vaping.

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has met with Juul and four other e-cigarette makers after instructing them to fix what he has labeled “epidemic” levels of teen use of their products.

The Trump administration is battling rising health costs by going after higher prices.

The proposal is slated to be introduced next week, Politico reported, citing four people with knowledge of the plan. It’s a key piece of President Donald Trump’s blueprint to lower drug prices, which the administration unveiled in May.

Guardant Health CEO Helmy Eltoukhy told CNBC on Thursday the company’s liquid biopsy, Guardant360, is a “big game changer” when it comes to the detection of cancer.

The average deductible for a worker in an employer health plan this year is $1,573, up 4.5 percent from $1,505 in 2017, according to new data from the 2018 Kaiser Family Foundation employer health benefits survey.

Walgreens Boots Alliance said it has reached an agreement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, resolving an investigation into disclosures made by two former executives.

Many tend to underestimate the complexity of Medicare and all the available options.

The FDA is considering restricting e-cigarette manufacturers from selling flavored nicotine liquid or making the products undergo an agency review.

Walgreens will purchase files and related pharmacy inventory of 185 Fred’s stores across 10 Southeast states.

We’re asking investors, doctors and other medical professionals about what drives them nuts — and what they’d do to change it. Here’s what Alphabet’s Krishna Yeshwant thinks.