Apria to be Acquired in $1.6B Deal

An Indianapolis-based home healthcare equipment provider will soon be under new ownership less than a year after going public. Virginia-based Owens & Minor Inc. (NYSE: OMI) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Apria Inc. (Nasdaq: APR) in a deal valued at $1.6 billion. Owens & Minor says the acquisition will position the company as a leader in the home healthcare market.... Read More

Merck to Acquire Indy Company in $780M Deal

A Hoosier biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization will soon be under new ownership. Germany-based Merck KGaA has announced plans to acquire Exelead, headquartered in Indianapolis, in a $780 million deal. Merck ... Read More

Foundation to Use Grant for Burmese Health Outreach

The Franciscan Health Foundation has received a grant from the Cigna Foundation to bolster its health improvement outreach for the growing Burmese population in Indianapolis. The more than $184,000 grant is being used to fund a Burmese Community Health Worker who will provide one-on-one, culturally appropriate help for clients with health and human service needs.... Read More

State Gives Update on COVID Fight

As the number of COVID cases surge in Indiana, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed executive orders Wednesday to extend the public health emergency and maintain orders that help Hoosiers impacted by COVID-19 across the state. ... Read More

Lilly Antibody Therapies Paused

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has paused the distribution of COVID-19 antibody therapies developed by Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY), as well as one from another pharmaceutical company. The agency cites new data that shows the therapies are unlikely to be effective against the Omicron variant.... Read More

Regenstrief Analyzes Work Stress

New research conducted by Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs examined clinician burnout in healthcare and how it can be addressed... Read More

Roche Receives EUA for At-Home COVID Test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted an Emergency Use Authorization for a COVID-19 At-Home Test developed by Roche Diagnostics. The company says the test will be available across the country beginning in January.... Read More

Pharma Company Lands FDA Approval for Imaging Product

An Australian pharmaceutical company with a major presence in central Indiana has hit a major milestone. Telix Pharmaceuticals Inc., which has its U.S. headquarters in Fishers, has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its lead prostate cancer imaging product.... Read More

WindRose Health Expanding Franklin Clinic

Trafalgar-based WindRose Health Network is looking to further expand its footprint in Johnson County. Our partners at the Daily Journal report the health system plans to invest $3.5 million to nearly double the size of its clinic in Franklin and add an undisclosed number of jobs.... Read More

Study: Indiana Hospitals Among Most Transparent on Prices

A new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine shows Indiana hospitals rank fourth in the nation for transparency regarding hospital prices. The study looked at more than 3,500 acute care hospitals and found more than half are not in compliance with a federal rule requiring hospitals to disclose their prices online. ... Read More

Anderson Hospital Lands Key Designation

Ascension St. Vincent Anderson was recently designated a Level 1 facility for obstetric care by the Indiana Department of Health. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report the hospital applied for the designation three years.... Read More