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Amazon makes further inroads into healthcare

Amazon, the e-commerce giant that takes $4 of every $10 spent online in the US, this month bought PillPack, a pharmaceutical delivery service that cuts out the brick-and-mortar pharmacy. Shares in traditional drug stores chains fell off a cliff-edge, Walgreen Boots Alliance by 10% and CVS Pharmacy by 8%. Today, it's pharma. But tomorrow..? Healthcare Nova speaks to a tech-savvy operator who sees the e-commerce giant soon venturing into health insurance, AI and data-storage.

Saudi draft PPP law released

The Saudi Arabian government has released its draft PPP law. We look through the 50-page document which covers foreign ownership, labour laws and real estate, and speak to Colliers International's head of healthcare in MENA who tells us as far as the last of these is concerned, there is a pleasant surprise.

IHH seal deal for $1.3bn Fortis

India’s troubled hospital group Fortis Health has selected IHH Healthcare to take control of the company ahead of an alternative bid by rival TPG-Manipal.

China 2030 programme attracts European interest

Norwegian telemonitoring platform Dignio tells us it is among the European players vying for substantial contracts in China as the country begins its healthcare system overhaul.