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Kentucky-based EmsanaRx Forge Partnership with Mark Cuban to Make Lower-Cost Medicines Available to Employers

Kentucky-based EmsanaRx Forge Partnership with Mark Cuban to Make Lower-Cost Medicines Available to Employers

The Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company, PBC (Cost Plus Drugs) and EmsanaRx, PBC, the only pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) built by employers, for employers, today announced a collaboration with the launch of EmsanaRx Plus, a first-of-its-kind supplemental drug discount product designed specifically for employers as a standalone pipeline for lower-cost medicines that have been

Funding startups to fuel healthcare innovation

By Marigrace Ragsdale Innovation in any industry is important, but if the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that innovation in the healthcare industry is essential. In the tech world, innovation usually means some sort of flashy new idea, automated system or a new technology that makes our lives more convenient or more enjoyable.

LHCC announces Healthcare Ventures Challenge finalists

By Sally McMahon The Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC), in conjunction with AARP Innovation Labs, sought submissions for innovations that address barriers to Affordable Healthcare Solutions for older adults. Organizations headquartered in the United States, having less than $500,000 in annual revenue and having raised less than $5 million in total investment funding were eligible.

XLerateHealth selects seven healthcare startups

By Kallie Knopp XLerateHealth (XLH), a nationally recognized healthcare accelerator headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, announced the selection of seven startup companies to participate in the 2021 Louisville bootcamp. Recent successes of XLerateHealth alumni companies include: eBlu Solutions (XLH 2016) raised an $11.4M Series A round led by OCA Ventures with co-investors Mutual Capital Partners and FCA Venture Partners’

Innovation roundtable

By Sally McMahon Medical News recently spoke with local healthcare innovators who discussed what inspired them to join the startup community, what problems they are trying to solve, challenges their companies face and more. Below are the highlights. Medical News: What inspired you to join the startup community?  Brian Olivier, Founder Gluconfidence  There is a

Integrating behavioral health into end-of-life care

By Lisa King, PsyD According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) approximately 20 percent of the US population experiences symptoms of mental illness (mild to severe in nature). Around five percent of the US population suffer from a severe mental illness which is defined as “a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder resulting in serious