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Boston Scientific buying Canadian medical device company for $1.75 billion

The Marlborough company has completed several other acquisitions this year, including a buyout of California medical manufacturer Farapulse in June and the purchase of Israeli surgical laser company Lumenis in September.

The logo for Point32Health, the new company formed by the merger of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Harvard Pilgrim to drop Medicare Advantage plans in Mass., Maine

After merger with Tufts, Harvard Pilgrim drops Medicare Advantage in two New England states.

The parent company of Walgreens drugstores will own more than 70 percent of Shields Health Solutions after investing an additional $970 million in the Stoughton-based specialty pharmacy company.

Walgreens Boots takes a controlling stake in Shields Health Solutions

The company will pay $970 million to increase its ownership of the Stoughton-based specialty pharmacy company to 71 percent.

Larry Edelman
Dr. Anne Klibanski, CEO of Mass General Brigham, has the perfect opportunity to end of the dubious practice of allowing the health care network's hospital chiefs to serve as directors of for-profit companies.

Memo to Mass General Brigham: The time is right to keep your hospital chiefs off corporate boards

With new leaders at MGH and Brigham and Women’s hospital, the state’s largest health care network has a perfect opportunity to prohibit executives from cashing in as directors at for-profit companies.

Chief of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital David Brown poses for a portrait on April 2, 2020. Dr. Brown will be president of the hospital and executive vice president at the Mass General Brigham system beginning Sept. 8.

Familiar and respected at MGH, new president Dr. David Brown will work to unify the health care system

Dr. David F. M. Brown has worked at the hospital for 32 years, starting as an intern. He called himself an MGH “lifer” and said he hopes his appointment reassures physicians who are uneasy about the push to work more closely as part of a hospital system.

OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy, in Montpelier, Vt.

‘I don’t know.’ Sackler claims ignorance of OxyContin’s death toll

Purdue Pharma’s ongoing bankruptcy trial saw former president Richard Sackler assert ignorance of how many people have died from OxyContin, the drugmaker’s addictive painkiller.

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More than 200 people are being tracked for possible monkeypox exposure

While the number of possible contacts is large, no additional cases of the rare disease have been detected so far.

Massachusetts General Hospital participated in clinical trials of Biogen’s Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm.

Mass General Brigham unlikely to recommend Alzheimer’s drug to patients on blood thinners

Biogen's drug was associated with “microhemorrhages,” or small amounts of bleeding, in the brains of some patients.