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A Deep-dive Into Specialty Pharma

A specialty drug is a class of prescription medications used to treat complex, chronic or rare medical conditions. Although this classification was originally intended to define the treatment of rare, also termed “orphan” diseases, affecting fewer than 200,000 people in the US, more recently, specialty drugs have emerged as the cornerstone of treatment for chronic and complex diseases such as cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDS.

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Cox, Cleveland Clinic team up on telehealth efforts

The Cleveland Clinic and Cox Communications, the nation’s third-largest cable and broadband provider, have jointly formed a venture that aims to bring in-home telehealth services to possibly millions of consumers. The collaboration, dubbed Vivre Health, comes amid significant and growing interest in telehealth services, not just from healthcare providers but also for Cox and other […]

Fast-growing telehealth kiosk maker HealthSpot raising $6M

HealthSpot, which recently announced a big collaboration with Xerox and a pilot with Rite Aid pharmacies in Ohio to use its telehealth kiosks, is looking to raise $6 million, according to a filing with the the SEC. The Ohio-based company develops fully enclosed, 40 square-foot kiosks that can seemingly be implemented anywhere, from the Cleveland […]