4 pitfalls for healthcare entrepreneurs and how to confront them

In an interview, Sheppard Mullin Partner Michael Orlando highlighted some potential pitfalls from contract negotiations to pilot study design and what startups can do to navigate them to strengthen their business.


Should Apple’s medical clinics make hospitals quiver in their boots?

Experts differ on whether Apple’s clinics are a threat to hospitals but agree that collaboration with employer clinics is key as is a commitment to outcomes and cost transparency.


Walgreens links up with FedEx for nationwide next-day delivery service

Patients who are signed up for alerts that notify them when their prescription is ready can now choose to have their medication delivered to their doorstep for a $4.99 fee.


XyloCor closes $17M Series A round to develop gene therapy for refractory angina

The Philadelphia-based company has an IND open with the FDA and plans to begin its clinical trial in the first half of next year.


Seven more heath systems join Medicaid Transformation Project

The initiative, which aims to pinpoint, develop and scale solutions to assist underserved patient populations, now has a grand total of 24 health system participants.


Collective Health is growing by bending healthcare’s cost curve

While healthcare costs for employees have risen around 5 percent for the past few years, Collective Health clients actually saw their medical trend decrease by 0.3 percent from 2016 and 2017.


Roche’s Venclexta data from ASH position drug as new AML standard of care, doctor says

The drug, combined with Celgene’s Vidaza, Otsuka’s Dacogen or low-dose cytarabine, showed strong response rates in elderly and unfit AML patients, historically a hard-to-treat population.


Silicon Valley startup Univfy is bringing machine learning to fertility treatments

The company uses machine learning-based analysis of clinical data to help fertility clinics provide personalized patient reports with success probabilities for potential IVF participants.