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Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Dispensed: Breaking down the Google-Ascension drama, the challenges a public (or private) Walgreens faces, and insiders’ concerns about a SoftBa...

Welcome to Dispensed, our weekly dispatch of healthcare, biotech, and pharma news from Business Insider.
The Apple Watch appeared capable of picking up on a common but serious condition called atrial fibrillation or afib.

An unprecedented study suggests the Apple Watch can help detect heart problems. But very few people actually used it to do that.

The Apple Watch can detect heart problems like afib, according to a recent study. But few of the participants actually finished, suggesting there's work to be done in digital health.

A federal regulator has opened up an inquiry into the effort by Google and a massive hospital system to reportedly collect private health data on mill...

The probe "will seek to learn more information about this mass collection of individuals' medical records to ensure that HIPAA protections" implemented.

Officials believe vitamin E oil is playing a pivotal role in the outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses, after 39 deaths

Investigators said vitamin E acetate, an ingredient found in canola, soy, and corn oil, appears to be playing a pivotal role in the spate of vaping-related lung illnesses during a call with reporters on Friday.
Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina.

Dispensed: Big Tech’s healthcare plays, free medical school, and the end for Juul’s top flavor

Welcome to Dispensed, our weekly dispatch of healthcare, biotech, and pharma news from Business Insider.
Geisinger is offering a new scholarship program to encourage more doctors to pursue primary care.

A health system hidden in the heart of Pennsylvania is offering free tuition to its medical students to fix one of the biggest problems in healthcare

Gesinger will offer scholarships to 40 incoming medical students in exchange for working in primary care for years.
Walgreens CEO Stefano Pessina.

Walgreens is reportedly considering taking itself private and the stock is surging

The $57 billion retail pharmacy giant's stock jumped 6% on Tuesday on the news, reported by Bloomberg and Reuters.
Feeling good around mile 18 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

My dad and I ran the New York City Marathon at 56 and 26. Here’s what it was like to run all 5 boroughs with the best cheering section we’...

I ran the New York City Marathon with my dad. Here's what every step of the 26.2 miles was like, from Staten Island to the Bronx to Central Park.
Dr. David Feinberg, the head of Google Health

Dispensed: What happened in Vegas, tough times for Juul, and big microbiome bets

Welcome to Dispensed, our weekly dispatch of healthcare, biotech, and pharma news from Business Insider.
A container of Johnson's baby powder.

Johnson & Johnson recalled a batch of baby powder after a test found asbestos. The company says the product is safe.

The FDA found a trace of asbestos in samples from a bottle of baby powder purchased from an online retailer. J&J says further testing didn't find asbestos.