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A roundup of the week’s most newsworthy healthcare industry press releases from PR Newswire

NEW YORK, September 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire. To help journalists covering the healthcare industry stay on top of the week’s most valuable and popular releases, here’s a roundup of the week’s can’t-miss stories.

The list below includes the title (with a link to the full text) and an excerpt from each story. Click on the press release titles to access the accompanying media assets that are available for download.

  1. CVS Health to acquire Signify Health
    CVS Health® and Signify Health have entered into a definitive agreement under which CVS Health will acquire Signify Health for $30.50 per share in cash, representing a total transaction value of approx 8 billion dollars.
  2. It’s time to get your flu shot; What you need to know about the 2022-2023 flu season
    September officially kicks off flu (influenza) season in the US, and it’s time for all eligible Americans to get their annual flu shot. To help educate adults who are at high risk for flu complications and increase vaccination rates, the American Lung Association today launched a new United Against the Flu campaign.
  3. HCSC Launches Virtual Primary Care in 2023
    The virtual primary care model is designed to help employers with geographically dispersed employees gain timely and convenient access to a trusted online care team – while managing healthcare outcomes and costs.
  4. Monkeypox update: The FDA is taking significant action to help expand access to testing
    FDA has issued guidance that outlines the agency’s current thinking regarding enforcement policies, recommendations for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) requests for monkeypox diagnostic tests, and FDA’s plans to prioritize review of EUA requests.
  5. Hostess Brands Announces Partnership with NAMI, Commitment to Employee Mental Health as a Stigma-Free Workplace
    According to NAMI, 80 percent of U.S. workers with a mental illness say shame and stigma have prevented them from seeking treatment. Hostess Brands is committed to changing this dynamic as it focuses on mental health support and resources for its own employees.
  6. Cardinal Health Announces Management Enhancements and Initiatives to Create Shareholder Value
    The company is adding four new independent directors to the board and forming a new business review committee to evaluate its portfolio and operations.
  7. Freenome launches its first multi-cancer detection study that combines multiomics with real-world data
    The study will capture both traditional and real-world data to generate clinical validation evidence for specific high- and elevated-risk populations while refining the platform’s cancer classification and risk prediction models. In addition, the Sanderson study will build the necessary infrastructure to bridge the gap between clinical research and everyday clinical impact.
  8. Planet Fitness is motivating 3.5 million high school students to prioritize their mental and physical health this summer as part of the “High School Summer Pass’ Initiative
    Planet Fitness High School Summer pass it came at a critical time when high school students were feeling the emotional and physical toll of the pandemic. High school students logged 17 million workouts over three and a half months.

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