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The deal was “inevitable” and other takeaways from the massive $18.5B Livongo-Teladoc merger

In one of the biggest ever digital health deals in history, Teladoc announced Wednesday it would acquire Livongo, valuing the company at $ 18.5 billion. Both have experienced growth likely beyond their wildest dreams in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, as patients and providers have rushed to adopt digital health, and as regulators have removed […]

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Coronavirus: New 90-minute tests for Covid-19 and flu ‘hugely beneficial’

New 90-minute tests that can detect coronavirus and flu will be rolled out in care homes and laboratories from next week. The “on-the-spot” swab and DNA tests will help distinguish between Covid-19 and other seasonal illnesses, the government said. The health secretary said this would be “hugely beneficial” over the winter. Currently, three quarters of […]