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FDA Inspectors Call Theranos Blood Vial ‘Uncleared Medical Device’

The FDA releases the findings from its unannounced inspection of the Theranos laboratory, concluding that the proprietary blood draw container used by Theranos is an “uncleared medical device” that will require a full review.

Chinese hackers target Anthem for healthcare know-how

US investigators conclude that Chinese hackers targeted Anthem to learn how medical coverage is setup in the US, as the country struggles to deliver on a promise of providing universal healthcare to its aging population by 2020.

Walgreens, Rite Aid Unite to Create Drugstore Giant

Walgreens will reportedly acquire Rite Aid for $9.4 billion, offering $9 per share, a 48 percent premium to Rite Aids closing price Monday. The acquisition will also transfer Rite Aid’s $7.4 billion in debt to Walgreens. An announcement is expected as early as Wednesday.

Sunquest Announces Roper Technologies’ Acquisition of CliniSys and Atlas Medical

Roper Technologies, the parent company of Sunquest Information Systems, acquires CliniSys Group, a European laboratory information systems vendor, and Atlas Medical, which connects diagnostic testing facilities with patients.

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