Big High Tech Is Big on Reimagining Health Care

Article 0 Comments Apple Inc.’s new watch is the latest proof: Big Tech is trying to remake health care in its own image. The device, introduced at a splashy launch event this week, can call for help after a fall. It can monitor heartbeats for dangerous conditions. It can do […]

Cigna Confident About Express Scripts Deal, Despite Icahn Opposition

Article 0 Comments Cigna Corp. said on Thursday it was confident of winning shareholder approval for its $52 billion Express Scripts buyout, a day after reports that investor Carl Icahn had picked up a stake in the insurer and was planning to vote against the deal. Cigna’s shares rose nearly […]

Investor Icahn to Oppose Cigna-Express Deal, Fearing Amazon Threat: Sources

Article 0 Comments Activist investor Carl Icahn has built a sizable stake in Cigna Corp. and plans to oppose the health insurer’s $54 billion takeover of pharmacy-benefits firm Express Scripts Holding Co., according to people familiar with the matter. Chief among Icahn’s concerns is that Amazon.com Inc.’s entrance into the […]

Amazon Plans Global Disruption of Health Care Marketplace

Article 0 Comments Amazon.com Inc. has global aspirations for its medical-supplies marketplace, according to a job listing posted on its website, highlighting the e-commerce giant’s sweeping ambitions to disrupt health care by selling products to hospitals, doctors and dentists and offering prescription drugs. The world’s biggest online retailer is looking […]

Amazon to Buy Online Pharmacy Startup PillPack as Entry Into Health Care

Article 0 Comments Amazon.com Inc. agreed to buy the online pharmacy startup PillPack, jumping into the health care business with a deal that will give the retail giant an immediate nationwide drug network. The move represents a formidable threat to pharmacy chains including Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., which earlier Wednesday […]