The next era of CVS is all about services

The pharmacy giant wants to be your doctor’s office.

Rob Litterst • September 8, 2022

The nonprofit that buries medical debt

Americans are saddled with medical debt they can’t pay. One nonprofit buys and buries it.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 16, 2022

What’s up with 988?

988 is a new, easy-to-remember way to reach mental health help, though some advocates have concerns.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 21, 2022

Americans are really struggling with medical debt

Over 100m Americans carry some form of medical debt, hurting their ability to save, reach life goals, or get needed care.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 23, 2022

Why Teladoc’s stock is on life support

Teladoc’s stock tanked due to an $6.6B impairment charge. What’s that?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • May 3, 2022

Femtech, the growing market for women’s health, explained

Femtech — software and products catering to women’s health needs — aims to close a longtime gap in health care.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 29, 2022

Digits: Bookstores, dungeons, and Italian jewels

Plus: Bookstore sales and Francis Ford Coppola’s new movie.

Jacob Cohen • February 21, 2022

The big business of egg freezing

Egg freezing is on the rise as the pandemic and social changes have pushed back marriage and children.

Julia Janks • February 17, 2022

Is Oracle back? A $28B health care acquisition is a bullish sign

Oracle was late to the cloud. But it's showing signs of life, and a big health care acquisition (Cerner ) may shepherd a new chapter for the firm.

Trung T. Phan • December 22, 2021

Google’s newest bet: AI-powered drug discovery

Isomorphic Laboratories is Alphabet’s play for the $110B+ drug discovery market.

Trung T. Phan • November 8, 2021

Hearing aids could be big business — and Big Tech is all ears

The FDA introduced a rule that would allow hearing aids to be sold over the counter, and Big Tech wants in on the action.

Rob Litterst • October 22, 2021

Can a brain implant cure depression?

A brain implant that zapped a patient ~300x a day helped to treat depression. Is this approach scalable?

Trung T. Phan • October 6, 2021

Healx is solving a problem for 400m people by repurposing medicine

How an accident that led to Viagra informed the concept behind Healx.

Sara Cravatts • September 1, 2021

Ginger and Headspace are making a gigantic mental health platform

Headspace and Ginger are merging to form Headspace Health, a digital mental health platform.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 31, 2021

D2C medical apparel companies are growing

Functional medical apparel is on a roll. Led by Figs -- which IPO’d in May -- and is now worth ~$6B.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 30, 2021

Ashes to… vinyl records? Death startups get creative as cremations rise

Startups help families turn ashes into new ways to honor their lost ones (vinyl records, plants, stones, diamonds).

Jacob Cohen • July 29, 2021

The ‘LinkedIn for Doctors’ just went public and it’s worth $10B

Founded in 2009, Doximity is a social network for doctors. It has 80%+ of America’s physicians on its platform and had revenue of $200m+ in 2020.

Trung T. Phan • June 29, 2021

How researchers are using VR to combat COVID

Virtual reality (VR) lets researchers “look” at the 3D structure of COVID proteins.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 14, 2021

Health startups are flush with cash, but still need to prove their merit

Health startups raised $7B in Q1 2021, a near decade high. Benefits departments think there are too many options, though.

Trung T. Phan • May 5, 2021

Health care is the latest Big Tech battleground

Health care is on track to be a $6.2T market by 2028. Big Tech is rushing to grab its share.

Jacob Cohen • April 15, 2021

Will pharma chains capitalize on the vaccine surge?

With tens of millions of Americans slated for vaccines in 2021, CVS, Walgreens, and Rite Aid are upgrading their stores to capitalize.

Trung T. Phan • January 13, 2021

The pandemic minted 50 new billionaires in the healthcare sector

Dozens of health professionals making vials, vaccines, and other treatments for COVID-19 became billionaires in 2020.

Trung T. Phan • December 29, 2020

Ro started with erectile dysfunction drugs. Now it’s a $1.5B telehealth powerhouse.

Ro has built its telehealth powerhouse on generic drugs. With its acquisition of Workpath, it’s leveling up to in-home visits.

Trung T. Phan • December 17, 2020

How Pfizer’s CEO and its senior team pushed the pharma giant to ready a vaccine

CEO Albert Bourla set ambitious goals and made big bets in Pfizer’s vaccine chase.

Trung T. Phan • December 16, 2020

At-home diagnostic startups are hot AF right now

Cue Health and Everlywell are eyeing billion-dollar valuations for their at-home diagnostic solutions.

Trung T. Phan • December 7, 2020

The state of vaccine development

A primer on why recent vaccine news matters and what challenges remain.

Trung T. Phan • November 24, 2020

Not satisfied with owning literally everything, Amazon just launched a pharmacy biz

What you need to know about Amazon’s new pharma biz

Trung T. Phan • November 18, 2020

The dentist’s office is getting an Insta-friendly makeover

*sunglasses emoji* Dentists are cool now.

Michael Waters • October 7, 2020

The billionaire doctor duo behind President Trump’s experimental drug

President Trump is receiving experimental treatment from Regeneron, a pharma firm defined by the partnership between two doctors.

Trung T. Phan • October 5, 2020

Is This (Finally) Telemedicine’s Moment?

By Trung Phan *** At the end of March, we published a piece in Trends looking at opportunities in telemedicine. Last week, two of the companies...
Trung T. Phan • April 15, 2020

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