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Amazon, Warren Buffet and JP Morgan in Healthcare. Why?

(L to R): Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos and Jaime Dimon / Courtesies of Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon, JP Morgan

Cutting the health insurer out of the middle took a big step forward this week when Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan announced a partnership to provide health care to their 1 million employees. By the way, it potentially saves them $500 million a year in insurance fees.

FDA Steps Up AND INTO the 3D Printing Revolution

Patient Specific Implant / Source: Wikimedia Commons and Maikel Beerens, Xilloc

3D printers are spitting out complex geometric structures, porous surfaces and tortuous internal channels that are a joy to behold. But product liability lawyers see opportunities for mischief. The FDA is stepping up and suggestingm in a new document, ways to keep patients, doctors, clinics, hospitals AND manufacturers safe.