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3 Healthcare Trends Your Wallet Needs to Watch in 2016

3 Healthcare Trends Your Wallet Needs to Watch in 2016

There are a handful of important healthcare trends that emerged in 2015, which are expected to continue to move forward and could prove costly for both the patient and the physician in 2016. From rising prescription drug prices to changes ...

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4 Lingering Concerns About Telemedicine

4 Lingering Concerns About Telemedicine

When you are sick or in need of medical advice, do you head to your doctor’s office for an appointment, or do you pick up your smartphone or log on to your computer? More and more people are opting to ...

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5 Facts to Know About Addyi (‘Female Viagra’)

5 Facts to Know About Addyi (‘Female Viagra’)

There is finally help available for premenopausal women who suffer from low libido or a persistent lack of sexual desire. After more than 16 years of hearing about the life-improving benefits of Viagra, the number one prescribed pill for male ...

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Breaking Down the Massive Pfizer-Allergan Merger

Breaking Down the Massive Pfizer-Allergan Merger

The well-known drug companies of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) have announced a blockbuster merger, which will combine the two industry-leading companies into one global pharmaceutical powerhouse. The Pfizer/Allergan merger represents a value of approximately $160 ...

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Understanding Addyi, the New ‘Female Viagra’

Understanding Addyi, the New ‘Female Viagra’

For women who suffer from a low or a non-existent libido, there is a little pink pill that has earned the approval of the FDA, and it is hitting the market as the first prescription medication that targets female sexual ...

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Telemedicine Crosses Another Milestone

Telemedicine Crosses Another Milestone

The growing integration of telemedicine into clinical practice took a major step forward recently with the establishment of an American Medical Association workgroup tasked with developing new billing codes for telemedicine services. The AMA’s Telehealth Services Workgroup met for the ...

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Weighing the Benefits and Risks of Telemedicine

Weighing the Benefits and Risks of Telemedicine

In the past few years, telemedicine has emerged as a powerful new tool to expand access to health care, improve patient outcomes, and cut costs. But like any new technology, its growth has outpaced the development of a policy infrastructure ...

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Telemedicine Growth Headed for $34 Billion and Beyond

Telemedicine Growth Headed for $34 Billion and Beyond

In one of the most optimistic forecasts ever published, Mordor Intelligence predicts that the total value of the international telemedicine market will top $34 billion by 2020, barely half a decade from now. Entitled “Global Telemedicine Market — Growth, Trends, ...

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On-Site Telemedicine Clinics Grow in Popularity

On-Site Telemedicine Clinics Grow in Popularity

A growing number of American employers are creating on-site health care clinics to provide on-the-spot treatment of employees’ medical issues and to offer preventive care to head off more serious health problems. While such clinics help larger employers to keep ...

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