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Gist Healthcare Daily

Oct 29, 2021

Dental and vision benefits for seniors and prescription drug pricing reforms are out of President Biden’s social spending plan. Senators in Brazil want to charge the country’s president with crimes against humanity for how he has handled COVID-19. And the FTC is cracking down on smaller M&A deals.

Oct 28, 2021

LifePoint Health and Kindred Healthcare are spinning off a new hospital company. Merck signs a licensing deal to let companies countries produce its antiviral covid pill. And health systems are starting new ventures to compete with electronic health record giants.

Oct 27, 2021

Elementary school kids are one step closer to getting COVID vaccines. Utah hospitals call on people to donate unused crutches amid supply shortages. And two new players launch pharmacy benefit managers.

Oct 26, 2021

Today an FDA panel is deciding whether to recommend Pfizer’s covid vaccine for young kids. Northeastern states pass new laws limiting nursing home profits. And several states reject bids to expand advanced practice providers' scope of practice.

Oct 25, 2021

In the final episode of our series exploring investor acquisitions of physician practices, we’ll look at the hospital-based physician market, including emergency physicians, hospitalists, and anesthesiologists, which private equity firms started rolling up in the early 2000s.