J&J to pump another $13B into its MedTech business with Shockwave deal

[ad_1] Johnson & Johnson is pumping more money into heart care with a roughly $13 billion deal for Shockwave Medical, which specializes in technology that helps open clogged arteries. The health care giant said Friday that it will spend $335 in cash for each share of Shockwave. The total deal value includes cash acquired. The … Read more

Maryland House OKs bill to enable undocumented immigrants to buy health insurance on state exchange

[ad_1] ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland House approved a measure on Friday to enable people to buy health insurance through the state’s health care exchange regardless of their immigration status, with the approval of a federal waiver. The House voted 101-34 for the bill, which now goes to the Senate, where similar legislation is under … Read more

Foreign aid drops sharply as Taliban abuses jeopardize the Afghan health system, group says

[ad_1] ISLAMABAD — Human Rights Watch said Monday that Afghanistan’s public health system has been hit hard following a sharp reduction in foreign assistance, coupled with serious Taliban abuses against women and girls, jeopardizing the right to healthcare of millions of Afghans. In a new report, the New York-based watchdog said this has left the … Read more