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Dispensed: The slide deck Devoted used to raise $300 million, activists pressure Allergan, and Facebook’s blood donation tools

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Google spinoff Verily is building a ‘tech-enabled’ rehab center in Ohio to treat opioid addiction

OneFifteen will be headquartered in Montgomery County, Ohio — a region Verily described as "ground zero" for the opioid epidemic.
Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin wearing FiveFingers

Alphabet’s life sciences company has designed prototypes of high-tech shoes with built-in sensors

The company has been showing off prototype designs in private meetings and hopes to attract a shoe industry partner to bring the concept to life.

Dispensed: What we saw at JPMorgan’s big healthcare investor conference

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Alphabet Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat will join Verily's board.

Alphabet’s life-science company just raised another $1 billion for a mysterious bet on healthcare

The round marks the second time Verily has taken outside funds. As part of the investment, Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat will join Verily's board.

DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Uber launches ride sharing platform for hospitals — Teladoc nearly doubles revenue — Google-sister Verily plans i...

Uber launched a dedicated health platform for providers that could help address no-shows and reduce unnecessary ambulance call-outs.

Google has developed a way to predict your risk of a heart attack just by scanning your eye

Google-created AI can examine heart health and predict risk for a major cardiovascular event like a heart attack or stroke by looking at a photo of the retina.

A little-known technology that Fitbit and Apple are exploring could be the answer to healthy eating and peak performance

Glucose monitoring lets people track their blood sugar and see how food affects their body. Normally used by diabetics, the tech may hold promise for others.

Alphabet’s ‘other bets’ are still exactly what they sound like

In case there was any doubt, Alphabet is still all about search and advertising.

20 million bacteria-infected mosquitoes are getting released into a California city by a division of Google’s parent company

The release is a field study for the Debug Project, an initiative that aims to decimate certain mosquito populations.