WednesdayMar 01, 2017 11:10 am

OurCrowd Qure Leads DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO) Private Placement with $2.5 Million of $5.1 Million Total

DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a company focused on digital and mobile health and targeting diabetes monitoring, received on January 12, 2017, a private placement investment of $2.5 million from OurCrowd Qure, a health care fund focused on digital solutions. The funds will be used by DarioHealth Corp. to grow its share in existing markets and to expand into new ones, such as Germany. The total private placement is $5.1 million (http://nnw.fm/r5LCo), the company said, of which $2 million will be closed upon future shareholder approval, per NASDAQ rules. DarioHealth Corp., based in Jerusalem and Boston, manufactures a platform for smart…

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WednesdayMar 01, 2017 8:30 am

“Greater Enforcement” of Federal Laws would have Mixed Impact in Cannabis Industry

The White House struck a chord with the marijuana industry last week when press secretary Sean Spicer said the Department of Justice is likely to enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized recreational pot. While the prevailing mood is disappointment among the broader marijuana/cannabis industry, reactions and impacts are mixed among businesses like Singlepoint, Inc. (SING) (SING Profile), Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA), Terra Tech Corp. (TRTC) and Marijuana Company of America Inc. (MCOA). SinglePoint, Inc. (SING) is building an acquisition-based cannabis business focused on high-potential targets that service the cannabis industry rather than those that deal directly with…

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WednesdayMar 01, 2017 8:30 am

New Opportunities for Affordable Care in Treatment of Substance Use Disorder

The behavioral health industry has mushroomed in recent years, largely driven by an alarming rise in the misuse and abuse of opioids. In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) opened the door to a new way of handling substance abuse by integrating substance use disorder (SUD) treatment into the main health care system. The result has been an expansion in facilities to treat substance abuse and addiction. Today, opportunities for affordable care in the behavioral health system have never looked better thanks to a mix of large and small companies like Greenestone Healthcare Corp. (GRST), (GRST Profile)…

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WednesdayMar 01, 2017 8:30 am

How Health Care Technology Can Reduce Spending and Improve Health System Efficiency

Amid rising health care costs, a growing number of businesses and providers in the health care system are looking to technology companies for solutions to increase efficiency and potentially reduce costs. Whether by simple digital innovations, such as remote monitoring or wearable devices, or more advanced and complex platforms that allow better management of health care processes, technology has the potential to change the system significantly by lowering costs, reducing spending, and improving overall standards of care. It is with this goal in mind that many leading health care technology service companies, such as Cerner Corporation (CERN), Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM),…

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