Amazon hits $3.5 billion deal for One Medical in its long-term march into US healthcare

July 21 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Thursday agreed to purchase primary care provider One Medical (A MOMENT) for $3.49 billion, expanding the e-commerce giant’s virtual healthcare sector for the first time and adding a traditional doctor’s office. The all-cash deal will combine two relatively small players as Amazon continues its years-long march into … Read more

State abortion bans forestall ladies from getting wanted remedy

July 14 (Reuters) – Annie England Noblin, a 40-year-old resident of rural Missouri, had never had a problem getting her monthly prescription for methotrexate until this week. On Monday, Noblin’s pharmacist said she couldn’t give her the medication until she confirmed with Noblin’s doctor that the drug would not be used for an abortion. Missouri … Read more