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US: Hospital merger passes final regulatory hurdles

A proposed merger between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lahey Health, and three other health systems received the final state and regulatory hurdles Thursday,...

US: US$216m SteadyMed acquisition cleared

United Therapeutics Corporation and SteadyMed announced on Friday, July 20, the termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act relating to United...

US: St. Francis cleared in rival’s US$300 million antitrust suit

In an opinion written by Judge Posner, the Seventh Circuit on Friday gave its stamp of approval to federal appeals court refused to...

EU: Johnson & Johnson offers concessions over Actelion deal

US healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson has offered concessions in a bid to address EU antitrust concerns over its $30 billion bid for Swiss...

US: Anthem files motion to bar Cigna from terminating $54B merger

Anthem has filed a motion with the Delaware Court of Chancery for a preliminary injunction that would prevent Cigna from terminating their $54 billion...

US: Memorial Hospital gets a lifeline with proposed merger

Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island should soon have a new owner as a result of a proposed major hospital merger announced. The Care New...

US: Medicaid reform allows hospital collaboration

New York health-care providers are working together under a Medicaid waiver program that looks to improve care, reduce costs and potentially provide cover from...

US: Carolinas HealthCare loses bid to dismiss antitrust lawsuit

Carolinas HealthCare System has lost a bid to dismiss a US Justice Department lawsuit accusing the largest hospital network in North Carolina of imposing...

US: House passes bill repealing antitrust exemption for health insurers

The House easily passed bills promoting association health plans and repealing the health insurance industry's exemption to the antitrust regulation, both considered part of...

US: Pennsylvania sees healthcare merger proposal

UPMC is pursuing an ambitious deal to affiliate with Harrisburg-based PinnacleHealth System, according to two people familiar with the talks, potentially giving UPMC entry...

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