Indianapolis Business Journal

OCT. 5-11, 2018

Many hospitals in central Indiana are racking up penalties for failing to fix their patients the first time. John Russell reports that their Medicare payments next year will be docked as a result of having some patients readmitted within 30 days. Also in this week’s issue, Samm Quinn reports that cities in Hamilton County are finally making some progress creating new housing for low- and middle-income earners. And in Explore, Lou Harry has recommendations for hitting the Heartland Film Festival.

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Matthew Neff: More lessons learned from the Theranos debacle

Theranos kept the plates spinning longer than most could have, in the rigorous world of peer-reviewed science, by blending secrecy and the appearance of credibility from the supporters Holmes had enlisted. But in the end, no one could have kept all the plates spinning.

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Panel discusses opioids, rising health care costs and more

Below are excerpts from the panel discussion at the Sept. 28 Health Care & Benefits Power Breakfast. Paul Ashley: I generally think the market will self-correct, and I believe that’s what Hoosiers prefer is sort of an open market. The one place I’m challenged by this is in the movement we’ve had recently with micro […]

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Endocyte raises another $189M

Endocyte Inc., a West Lafayette-based biopharmaceutical company developing new cancer therapies, has raised $189 million after expenses through a public stock offering—its second of the year. The company said in September it closed on an offering of 10.8 million shares, including the full exercise of underwriters’ options. The shares were priced at $18.50. Endocyte said it intends […]

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Silicon Valley companies ramp up forays into health care

Apple Inc.’s new watch is the latest proof: Big Tech is trying to remake health care in its own image. The device, introduced at a splashy launch event in September, can call for help after its wearer falls. It can monitor heartbeats for dangerous conditions. It can do an electrocardiogram, a test that monitors for […]

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