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Pfizer Considers Non-prescription Products Sale

11 October 2017

Pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, is contemplating the sale of its consumer healthcare business to concentrate its efforts on its prescription drug business.  The company has such familiar over-the-counter brands as Advil, Centrum vitamins, Chapstick and Robitussin in its “medicine chest”.   In 2016, the consumer health products unit represented about 6.5 percent of total revenues, $3.4 billion […]

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JP Morgan Downgrades DaVita

11 October 2017

On Monday, October 9,  JP Morgan downgraded DaVita Inc. stock to “underweight” from its former “neutral” ranking.  The move resulting in a 10 percent drop in DaVita shares in Monday trading. JP Morgan cited concerns over DaVita’s business dealings with the American Kidney Fund.  One of the largest national, nonprofit foundations, the American Kidney Fund […]

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President Trump Considers Signing “Stripped-down” Insurance Option

10 October 2017

President Trump hints that on Friday he may unilaterally sign a health care order that would allow consumers to purchase alternative health insurance policies that do not completely comply with regulations set forth in the “Affordable Care Act”. According to a Reuters’ article: “The expected order would allow small businesses and individuals to band together […]

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New Sr. VP Named at Lockton

10 October 2017

Lockton Benefits-Mountain West has announced the selection of Rebecca Lich as the organization’s next pharmacy practice leader and sr. vice president. A St. Louis native, Lich was the clinical director – Specialty Solutions, for St. Louis-based Express Scripts prior to joining Lockton.  She had been with Express Scripts for nearly 10 years.

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Merger Will Create Largest Private Hospital Operator in Nation

10 October 2017

Tennessee-based IASIS, operator of Pikes Peak Regional Medical Center in Woodland Park, Colo., will be acquired by Boston-based Steward Health Care System. Following regulatory approval of the acquisition, the merger would create a network of 36 hospitals across 10 states and would establish Steward as the largest private for-profit hospital operator in the country.  IASIS […]

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MEETING OF INTEREST: First Ever, Half-day Healthcare Forum Hosted by CMCC

10 October 2017

Colorado Managed Care Collaborative (CMCC) is hosting its first ever half-day healthcare forum at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Tuesday October 31st from 7:00am to 1:00pm in the main education center. The agenda is jam-packed with presentations from healthcare industry thought leaders AND includes one-on-one time with Colorado’s payor community including Aetna, Anthem, CIGNA, Denver Health Medical […]

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Expansion along Northern Front Range

09 October 2017

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CHIP Funding Bill Cosponsored by Colo. Senators

04 October 2017

Both of Colorado’s Senators have cosponsored a funding bill that will extend federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through 2022.  The Senate Finance Committee approved the bill by voice vote on Wednesday, October 4.  Legislative action is needed to reauthorize funding which expired on September 30. The Bill known as “Keeping Kids’ […]

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New Sr. VP at Cigna Mountain States

04 October 2017

Theresa Hall has been promoted to senior vice president of sales for Cigna’s Mountain States market.  She has been serving as a vice president of sales in the same division which includes the state of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. In her new position, she will oversee both new & existing business. Hall has […]

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CMO Change at Boulder Community Health

04 October 2017

Boulder Community Health has announced that Dr. Benjamin Keidan will replace retiring chief medical officer Dr. Paul Lewis upon his retirement later this year.  Dr. Lewis was the first to fill the CMO position at BCH, when the position was established in 2008. Dr. Keidan has practiced medicine in Boulder County for over 12 years.  […]

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