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Mylan announces $9.9 billion Meda acquisition

Specialty pharmaceutical company Meda is being acquired by Mylan, expanding Mylan's reach into emerging markets, building on its recent specialty and branded generics acquisitions and creating an OTC division worth about $1 billion. 

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Garmin, higi partner on health engagement initiative

As part of Garmin and higi's partnership, the “Go Green, Go Garmin” challenge will launch on March 1, allowing participants to register on higi.com or at their local higi kiosk for the opportunity to win Garmin devices and merchandise. 

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Zipnosis launches ZipTicket

Patients whose health system uses the Zipnosis platform go through an adaptive interview, can be triaged using a phone or video encounter, and now with ZipTicket can get a boarding pass for rapid tests for such conditions as strep throat. 

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CMS highlights ACA prescription savings

In addition to Medicare savings on prescription drugs, about 5.8 million Medicare beneficiaries made use of an annual wellness visit in 2015, some million more than did so in 2014, CMS said.