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Trending News – April 21, 2022

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In this minisode, Mindy, Ryan, and Jen discuss a few recent newsworthy items including: the extension of the COVID-19 public health emergency (00:35), the GoodRx acquisition of vitaCare Prescription Services (03:37), Clarify Health receiving $150 million to focus on value-based care (07:33), and some notable numbers published this month (10:59).

 

Podcast Tags: healthcare, healthcare news, public health, COVID-19, prescription drugs, drug prices, value-based care, life sciences, pharma, health plans, life expectancy

Source Links:

· https://aspr.hhs.gov/legal/PHE/Pages/COVID19-12Apr2022.aspx

· https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/13/us/politics/biden-covid-public-health-emergency-extended.html

· https://investors.goodrx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/goodrx-closes-acquisition-vitacare-tech-enabled-pharmacy

· https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/health-tech/goodrx-picks-vitacare-prescription-services-150m-deal-expand-pharmacy-services-platform

· https://clarifyhealth.com/blog/150m-series-d-funding/

· https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/health-tech/clarify-health-clinches-150m-series-d-boosting-valuation-14b#:~:text=Clarify%20Health%20clinches%20%24150M%20series%20D%2C%20boosting%20valuation%20to%20%241.4B,-By%20Heather%20Landi&text=Enterprise%20analytics%20company%20Clarify%20Health,its%20value%2Dbased%20payments%20technology.

· https://www.fiercepharma.com/special-reports/top-20-pharma-companies-2021-revenue

· https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/finance/nationwide-drug-spending-grew-77-2021-will-increase-another-4-6-2022

· https://www.unitedhealthgroup.com/newsroom/2022/2022-04-14-first-quarter-results.html

· https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-life-expectancy-fell-by-2-yrs-2020-sharpest-drop-among-high-income-peers-2022-04-13/

 

For additional discussion, please contact us at TrendingHealth.com or share a voicemail at 1-888-VYNAMIC.

 

Mindy McGrath, Healthcare Industry Advisor

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Ryan Hummel, Executive and Head of Provider Sector

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Jen Burke, Healthcare Industry Strategist

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