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Oct 4, 2023, 2:53 PM EDT
As pickleball keeps sweeping the nation, the now-popular sport could rack up health care costs as high as $250 million to $500 million in 2023, according to statistics from investment bank UBS.
Many of the top large-cap device makers reported relatively rosy fourth-quarter earnings while issuing 2023 guidance that was above analyst expectations.
A pair of new companies are being launched to tackle high drug costs, the latest sign of employer frustration with the middlemen, known as PBMs, whose job it is to keep down the spending.
Third-quarter earnings season kicks off this week, with investors on the lookout for signs that rising costs will pose a problem for U.S. corporate profits this quarter and beyond.
The cost of similar Covid-19 treatments can vary by tens of thousands of dollars a patient, even within the same hospital, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of pricing data that indicates pandemic care hasn’t escaped the complex economics of the U.S. health system.