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Life sciences, hospitals, legislation, medical research and pharmaceuticals
Perrigo has acquired the rights to produce an ophthalmic sterile ointment and solution products portfolio from Fera Pharmaceuticals of Long Island, N.Y., for an upfront cash payment of approximately $93 million. Read More
Spectrum Health prices at Grand Rapids hospitals and clinics will increase an average of 5.9 percent in FY2014, which begins July 1, according to its annual budget review. Read More
Priority Health has increased access to care for Medicaid members in a new relationship with Metro Health in the Grand Rapids area. Read More
New regional brand has been launched for Trinity Health properties in West Michigan.
A new sign has been unveiled on the second largest hospital in Greater Grand Rapids: Saint Mary’s Health Care is now Mercy Health Saint Mary’s. Read More
County isn’t buying iPads for commissioners right now.
Kent County should know relatively soon whether it can merge the two health department clinics in Wyoming and Kentwood into a single one located in Kentwood, an endeavor the county has been working on since last September. Read More
However, expert says new taxes and fees in ACA will add to cost increases in 2014.
According to the findings of McGraw Wentworth’s 2013 Southeast Michigan Mid-Market Group Benefits Survey released May 20, midsize employers are making moderate health plan changes, keeping cost increases to 4 percent — the lowest rate in 10 years. Read More
Perrigo has won its legal battle to challenge the validity of the patent on the bladder drug Sanctura XR, even as it begins another patent challenge in its efforts to be first to produce a generic version of a topical testosterone solution. Read More