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Insurance News

  • Cambridge biotech in talks for big Seaport move
    by Catherine Carlock on March 21, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    If the deal goes through, the company would become the largest life-sciences tenant to relocate from Cambridge to the Seaport since Vertex Pharmaceuticals moved to Fan Pier five years ago. […]

  • MedStar Health agrees to $35M settlement over claims of unnecessary stent procedures
    by Ryan Sharrow on March 21, 2019 at 9:37 pm

    MedStar Health has agreed to a $35 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations that it paid kickbacks to a local cardiovascular group in return for referrals. The payment will resolve allegations that MedStar made payments to Pikesville-based MidAtlantic Cardiovascular Associates in the kickback scheme. The scheme allegedly included lucrative cardiovascular procedures, including cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology procedures, from Jan.1, 2006 to July 31, 2011.  T […]

  • See inside: Columbus' first medical marijuana dispensary opens next week (photos)
    by Carrie Ghose on March 21, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    The first of five Columbus medical marijuana dispensaries opens next week. And its owners still hope to bring a cultivator and processor to the city. Terrasana Labs welcomed media for a preview tour Thursday, the same day the the Ohio Board of Pharmacy awarded certificates of approval for the company's dispensaries in Columbus, Fremont (in northwest Ohio) and Cleveland suburb Garfield Heights. Check out the slideshow with this story to see inside the company's 656 Grandview Ave. dispensary, whic […]

  • Kansas ad agency expands in Boston area
    by Leslie Collins on March 21, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Spurred by client growth over the past two to three years, Kansas-based Intouch Solutions has expanded to Boston.  Some of the creative agency's clients also have moved to the Boston area, making it an ideal fit for its new office, said Wendy Blackburn, executive vice president of Overland Park-based parent company Intouch Group. Two of its larger clients in the Boston area include biotech company Shire and AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. Intouch Solutions hired Ann Cave as a senior vice president in […]

  • Ex-OHSU surgeon's sex discrimination suit survives hearing on requests to dismiss
    by Elizabeth Hayes on March 21, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    Dr. Erica Mitchell's attorneys plan to add a Title IX claim to her suit, which was filed last fall. […]

  • Here's what the passing of smokeable marijuana in Florida means
    by Veronica Brezina-Smith on March 21, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    DeSantis gave the Legislature until March 15 to do away with the smoking ban. […]

  • A defiant Pugh: 'I understand how it may look to some'
    by Melody Simmons on March 21, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Mayor Catherine Pugh on Thursday vowed to keep writing children's books in a defensive and detailed statement amid an ongoing controversy over a $500,000 book deal she struck with the University of Maryland Medical System. "I plan to keep working to improve the health of children in our city, and I will keep writing – with this experience in mind," Pugh said in the statement released by her office a day after she told The Sun the crisis amounted to a "witch hunt." Pugh also outlined four actions […]

  • New $200M patient tower to bring ‘huge’ potential to hot Orlando submarket
    by Ryan Lynch on March 21, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    This project will be the west Orange County city's first inpatient facility. […]

  • Cool Spaces: Sightbox sees the light in its renovated, expanded downtown Portland office (Photos)
    by Jon Bell on March 21, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Fast-growing Portland contact lens subscription company Sightbox jumped from 17 employees to more than 50 in the last year-and-a-half, so the company obviously needed more space. It got that by doubling its footprint at 921 S.W. Washington St. to 25,000 square feet, space it spread into earlier this year. But in addition to more square footage, Sightbox also got better square footage with the help of workplace strategy and design firms ctrl+shift+space and Studio 7 Design, who collaborated on […]

  • Highmark Health adds to executive leadership team
    by Paul J. Gough on March 21, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Highmark Health has hired a new chief financial officer as the current CFO, Karen Hanlon, is taking on more duties as EVP and COO. Saurabh Tripathi has been named CFO and EVP, a position that will lead its financial strategies and oversee finance, real estate, tax and procurement. Tripathi had been hired after a national search for the position; Hanlon had been filling the role of both CFO and COO for almost a year. Tripathi had been SVP/CFO since 2015 of several division of Boston-based Fresenius […]