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NextGen Healthcare Announces Agreement to Acquire Entrada, Inc.

NextGen will acquire mobile physician documentation and communication technology vendor Entrada in a deal worth $34 million.

White House finalizes ACA rule to strengthen individual market

The White House finalizes its rules aimed at stabilizing the individual marketplaces, introducing insurer-friendly provisions that limit when consumers can gain coverage outside of open enrollment periods, while shifting authority to states to determine whether health plans have adequate provider networks, and allowing insurers to refuse to cover persons who haven’t paid their premiums.

FDA warns Abbott on heart device battery woes, cybersecurity risks

The FDA issues a warning letter to St. Jude Medical of failing to respond to cybersecurity vulnerabilities that could allow a hacker to control implanted devices remotely and for failing to address battery issues that have been linked with two deaths.

UC Berkeley challenges decision that CRISPR patents belong to Broad Institute

After winning its patent case in the EU patent courts, UC Berkeley appeals its recent CRISPR patent loss to Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard here in the US.

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