Novartis AG said on Sept. 1 the company agreed on a deal with Britain’s healthcare service provider for use of the drugmaker’s new anti-cholesterol product Leqvio, after the country’s healthcare cost agency NICE approved the medicine.

The number of young people with the most prevalent form of diabetes nearly doubled in the United States from 2001 to 2017, according to a study published on Aug. 24.

Walmart will start selling private-label analog insulin at a deep discount to branded insulin vials and pens, as the company seeks to drive growth at its healthcare business.

Speculation regarding poorer outcomes for those with high cholesterol and/or heart disease infected with SARS-CoV-2 are well known. A real-world study published by the FH Foundation confirms Covid-19 increased heart attack rates significantly in patients with these conditions. 

The Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is effective at preventing symptomatic and severe disease in people with some chronic illnesses, like diabetes and heart disease, the biggest real-world study showed on April 22.

The world is caught in a perfect storm of rising rates of chronic disease, persistent infectious diseases and public health failures that have fuelled deaths in the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a major global study of human health.

The Bloc’s Dan Sontupe explores why the failure to educate patients about their conditions and treatment plans is a far bigger driver of healthcare costs than the price of prescription drugs.

Few nutritional supplements can protect people from developing or dying from cardiovascular disease, and some may actually be harmful, a research review suggests.

Shares of Immune Design skyrocketed after Merck announced the acquisition of the Seattle-based oncology company for $300 million in cash.

Drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Microsoft Corp said they have entered a seven-year agreement to research and develop new methods of delivering healthcare services through digital devices.