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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:49:50 EDTInsurer defections and rising premiums in the individual insurance market are spurring Democrats and Republicans alike to talk about changes to the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:54:02 EDTThe National Cancer Institute has concluded that some of its lymphoma researchers failed to notify the Food and Drug Administration in a timely fashion about fungal infections that resulted in two deaths of patients in one of its research studies.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:51:13 EDTCigna Corp. will stop requiring that patients and doctors jump through extra hoops known as prior authorization to receive coverage of a medication to treat opioid addiction under a settlement with New York State’s Attorney General.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:51:03 EDTQuestionable results led to changes in medical treatment. Weeks or months passed before Theranos told many people their results were unreliable.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:40:48 EDTPresident Barack Obama defended his signature health-care act in a speech that described his pride in the achievements of the law and acknowledged significant challenges his successor will face.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:50:00 EDTHealth officials in Detroit have opened an investigation into a local Whole Foods Market store over fears that two recently diagnosed cases of hepatitis A may be linked to the grocer’s prepared-foods section.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:49:30 EDTAn appeals court dealt a setback to a long-running lawsuit against the wireless industry over health concerns surrounding cellphones, deciding that a different legal standard for evidence should have been applied.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:16:46 EDTAbbott Laboratories swung to a loss in the most recent quarter as it booked a hefty charge related to the stock-price drop of embattled EpiPen maker Mylan NV, in which it owns a stake.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 20:52:39 EDTThe Obama administration said Wednesday it expects 13.8 million people to select a health plan on the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges by the end of the coming open enrollment for 2017 coverage, an optimistic goal.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:23:32 EDTMore than 80% of the money that Medicare paid to chiropractors in 2013 went for medically unnecessary procedures, a new federal audit found.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:41:02 EDTFinalized rates for big health insurance plans show the magnitude of the challenge facing the Obama administration as it seeks to stabilize the insurance market under the Affordable Care Act in its remaining weeks in office.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:23:28 EDTJohnson & Johnson sought to reassure investors and analysts that lower-priced competition for one of its top-selling products won’t slow a company that posted slightly better-than-expected results in the third quarter.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:58:02 EDTThe White House on Monday said its “cancer moonshot” initiative is paying off in such areas as the digital storage of large groups of genetic data, but it urged Congress to approve funding.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:50:22 EDTPfizer Inc. plans to start U.S. shipments of biosimilar Inflectra, its copycat version of Johnson & Johnson’s anti-inflammatory drug Remicade, at a 15% discount to Remicade’s wholesale prices starting in late November.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:33:27 EDTDepomed Inc. and activist shareholder Starboard Value LP have ended their battle over the drug company’s board, which will add three Starboard nominees.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 11:06:24 EDTMedical-device maker St. Jude Medical Inc., which has rebuffed allegations that its products are vulnerable to hacking and other electronic threats, is setting up an advisory group to work on increased safeguards against cyberthreats.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 22:23:12 EDTPepsiCo is doubling down on its health push, announcing new targets Monday to reduce sugar, salt and fat in its beverages and snacks by 2025.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:54:57 EDTJapanese scientists have transformed stem cells into healthy mouse eggs from start to finish in a lab dish, opening a new avenue for research into human fertility problems.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:55:10 EDTRetailers look for new ways to finance stores in poor areas, as well as ways to deliver food to customers.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:50:58 EDTAs consumers’ health priorities have shifted over the years, the recipes for Oreos, Trix cereal, Burger King french fries and more have evolved with them.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:38:15 EDTA study shows most food tastes better when we prepare it ourselves. The exception? When ingredients are unhealthy.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:44:23 EDTNew services collect data from their members, giving growers information about what works best.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:04:20 EDTCEOs talk about bridging gap between what people want to eat and what they think they should eat.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:41:24 EDTRobert Califf and Susan Mayne say the agency can and should give consumers incentives to eat healthier.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:58:30 EDTMonsanto’s Mike Frank says there is a danger in making the discussion of genetically modified foods into a debate of good vs. bad.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:01:40 EDTHow antibiotics are shaking up a staple food.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 22:54:09 EDTMost of the time we have no idea, says the CEO of a company that helps food businesses comply with federal regulations.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:29:26 EDTDarci Vetter argues that the trade pact would expand access for American agricultural products.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:47:45 EDTThe U.S. has asked the U.N. to help rein in the trade of chemicals used to make illicit batches of the powerful opioid painkiller that is causing thousands of overdose deaths nationwide.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:28:22 EDTValeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. on Friday said it was raising the prices of its stomach, neurology and urology drugs from 2% to 9%, effective immediately.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:11:39 EDTMedtronic PLC on Friday recalled certain lots of four of its neurovascular products, saying they could put patients at risk for blood clots.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:16:42 EDTResearchers linked a rare but potentially lethal bacterial infection that has affected patients in at least three states to contamination of a device used in open-heart surgery centers. At least four patients in the U.S. have died.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 22:23:52 EDTCommunity Health Systems came under fire from an investor crying foul over a recent spinoff by the embattled hospital chain.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:22:50 EDTHumana indicated that an unusual negative rating in a key measure of Medicare quality could dent upcoming federal reimbursements, but the insurer said the report wasn't a fair indication of how its business is doing.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:05:25 EDTSt. Jude Medical warned that hundreds of thousands of implanted defibrillators could quickly lose power and stop functioning.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 21:52:48 EDTOpen enrollment season is under way, and many workers can expect rising out-of-pocket costs, often in the form of insurance plans with high deductibles.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:21:30 EDTIBM says it will offer its Watson artificial intelligence software to its U.S. employees to help them identify appropriate cancer treatments and options for clinical trials.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:50:44 EDTMillions of tiny eight-legged bugs, small enough to pass through window screens, are falling from trees in Kansas City—and biting people.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:29:24 EDTHedge fund accuses embattled company of a “series of lies” to attract investment of nearly $100 million.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:37:14 EDTCommunity Health Systems spent more than a decade carrying out a buying spree to become one of the biggest hospital operators in the U.S. But hefty debt and one big miscalculation are prompting the company to rapidly abandon that position.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 08:35:34 EDTAlnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc. said a phase 3 trial for one of its drugs would continue, potentially easing investor concerns over the safety of its portfolio.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 09:44:21 EDTPatients with advanced lung cancer who took Merck’s immune-boosting drug Keytruda as their first treatment lived longer on average than those who received chemotherapy, a new study shows.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:06:48 EDTInsulin prices are soaring, creating pain for patients whose life depends on the injectable drug—yet most of the revenue from the increases isn’t going to the drug manufacturers, it is largely being collected by the middlemen.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 19:10:30 EDTMylan agreed to pay $465 million to settle allegations it overcharged the government for its EpiPen products, the latest move by the embattled pharmaceuticals firm to quell the furor over its pricing practices.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:13:31 EDTMolina Healthcare has done relatively well in the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces. Molina’s approach involves rigorous cost control, limited networks of doctors and hospitals and close management of patients’ health.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:03:24 EDTPerdue Farms eliminated all antibiotics from its chicken supply, the company’s chairman said, in a move he said makes the Maryland company the first major poultry supplier to take such a step.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:22:20 EDTPfizer has told employees that it will leave its longtime headquarters and look for a new office building in Manhattan, a spokeswoman said.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:43:51 EDTIn a dramatic retreat, Theranos, the company led by Elizabeth Holmes, will shut down its blood-testing facilities and shed more than 40% of its workforce as it shifts to developing products for outside labs.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 22:36:14 EDTThe federal government says that Mylan NV has overcharged the federal-state Medicaid program by millions of dollars over five years for its emergency auto-injector product called the EpiPen.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 12:38:00 EDTIngredients for the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl are so easy to obtain that mom-and-pop drug labs are cropping up around the country, Breaking Bad-style.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 18:35:02 EDTAlnylam Pharmaceuticals’ shares dropped after discontinued development of its rare-disease treatment revusiran following unfavorable clinical trial data.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 22:34:35 EDTFormer President Bill Clinton’s remarks Monday about problems with the Affordable Care Act reverberated through House and Senate races this week.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:32:02 EDTJohnson & Johnson has warned diabetes patients and doctors that one of its insulin pumps is vulnerable to cyber hacking.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:17:29 EDTThe Food and Drug Administration is warning about the risk of reactivation of hepatitis B among patients who have had that disease and who are taking some prominent and expensive newer medicines for hepatitis C.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:21:38 EDTAstraZeneca cut its sales target for prescription blood-thinning medicine Brilinta after it failed to show a benefit over standard treatment in peripheral artery disease in a large clinical trial.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 15:09:07 EDTAntitobacco groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to push the agency to require graphic warning labels on cigarettes.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:20:44 EDTSamsung Group’s biologic drug manufacturing arm announced fresh details on its plans for a November listing, the same day its subsidiary said it had sought European approval for a near-replica of top-selling cancer drug Herceptin.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:29:56 EDTA host of new research shows that social media has many positive benefits. Sharing about events can make you remember them, and opening up about feeling down can lead to more support.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 05:53:47 EDTA Japanese biologist was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for elucidating how the body’s cells deal with and recycle waste, a discovery that has paved the way for research on treatment for neurological and other diseases.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:55:04 EDTTenet Healthcare said it would pay states and the federal government $514 million to settle allegations that its hospitals in Georgia and South Carolina paid kickbacks for obstetric referrals.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:30:06 EDTMerrimack Pharmaceuticals said it would slash 22% of its workforce and its chief executive resigned amid a new turnaround plan to accelerate the drugmaker’s pipeline and shore up its finances.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 20:24:24 EDTA U.S. House committee sent a letter to Mylan demanding a fuller explanation of why the company omitted key information that it used to calculate the profit figure for the lifesaving EpiPen drug that its chief executive provided during a congressional hearing last month.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 18:02:55 EDTCommunity Health Systems said it has adopted a poison pill, two weeks after it said it is exploring a deal and as a Chinese billionaire has been building a stake in the company.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:43:10 EDTAs U.S. drug prices rise, drugmakers are playing down their role, instead heaping blame on the middlemen who help determine how medicines are priced.
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 19:28:18 EDTDanish pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk is moving into the complex and more expensive business of inventing new forms of insulin, which would bring it closer to the riskier drug-discovery activities of the wider pharmaceutical industry.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:46:22 EDTDepomed Inc. said it received a favorable court decision on its patents for its Nucynta painkiller products and expected the ruling would result in market exclusivity through 2025.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:52:53 EDTGlaxoSmithKline PLC agreed to pay $20 million to settle charges that the drugmaker’s Chinese subsidiaries engaged in bribery schemes to increase sales in the Asian country, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday.
Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:55:58 EDTJessica Alba’s Honest Co. is reformulating its laundry detergent and other cleaners, removing an ingredient that has created controversy for the company over its product claims.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:59:16 EDTA flood of fentanyl and heroin is straining local budgets, putting police at risk as drug networks spread.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:30:17 EDTThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it has approved an insulin pump by medical device company Medtronic that automatically manages glucose levels within a target range.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:46:28 EDTIntra-Cellular Therapies said its lead drug candidate had a similar rate of effectiveness to placebo in a Phase 3 schizophrenia trial.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:03:17 EDTAcross the country, new laws are requiring paid sick leave for more workers, but employers are having a hard time keeping up with regulations that differ in each jurisdiction.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:04:33 EDTChefs and home cooks are shaking their heads over federal recommendations to reduce sodium intake to the equivalent of one teaspoon of table salt a day.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:50:00 EDTMylan says that the $100 profit per two-pack of its EpiPen injectors presented by CEO Heather Bresch to Congress last week is actually 60% higher.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:49:31 EDTPatient-identification mix-ups are common and can have deadly consequences, according to a report from the ECRI Institute, a nonprofit research group that studies patient safety.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 10:12:47 EDTThanks to new technology, new life-saving techniques and new missions, ambulance crews are far from the ‘horizontal taxicabs’ they once were.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:30:57 EDTBy bringing together experts from different fields, scientists seek answers to complex medical problems.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:11:46 EDTIn an effort to predict health problems, providers look at a much broader range of personal information.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:52:59 EDTA cheap device could make surgery more available in poorer countries.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:37:37 EDTYounger patients are vulnerable to mistakes made in how much medicine to give and when to give it.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:19:10 EDTSuccess depends on understanding the conditions and resources of the local community.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:36:43 EDTDiagnostic gadgets let patients do tests at home and send the information to a doctor.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:33:59 EDTChief Technology Officer Susannah Fox discusses the need to create a culture of innovation
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:36:49 EDTNew tests could lead to more accurate prognosis and treatment of prostate cancer, among others.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:37:50 EDTSome research suggests wellness coaching can help people change behaviors—at least in the short term.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 03:04:33 EDTMerck’s immunotherapy cancer drug Keytruda is finding its way into China as the first imported drug approved for use under a pilot program on the resort island of Hainan intended to boost medical tourism.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:13:49 EDTCompanies are seeking to capitalize on a hot new gene technology, though a high-stakes patent dispute has yet to be settled. The gene-editing tool, known as Crispr-Cas9, serves as a kind of multipurpose molecular scissors that can cut DNA.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:16:12 EDTMylan NV CEO Heather Bresch faced tough questioning Wednesday from Republicans and Democrats in Congress probing price increases for the EpiPen allergy treatment.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:54:26 EDTFacebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on Wednesday committed to invest more than $3 billion over the next decade to build technology that can speed up research on disease.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:53:30 EDTAnthem and Cigna have accused one another of violating the terms of their merger agreement, according to a legal filing by the Justice Department.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:41:20 EDTMore than 100 people, mainly pregnant women and infants, are known to have been killed in South Korea by Reckitt’s humidifier disinfectant.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:40:58 EDTAllergan agreed to acquire Tobira Therapeutics, which focuses on therapies for liver diseases, in a deal worth as much as $1.7 billion, or 19 times Tobira’s previous market value.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 21:55:04 EDTGlaxoSmithKline said its head of consumer health care, Emma Walmsley, will succeed Andrew Witty as chief executive next year.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 22:15:12 EDTA federal appeals court threw out a $147 million civil price fixing judgment against Chinese makers of vitamin C, ruling the companies weren’t liable in U.S. courts because they were acting under the direction of Chinese authorities.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:44:20 EDTGermany’s Bayer is targeting increased sales and earnings growth over the next few years at its drug and crop-science businesses, just days after announcing a planned $66 billion takeover of U.S. seed supplier Monsanto.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 21:34:59 EDTFlorida authorities said they no longer believe mosquitoes are spreading the Zika virus in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, despite the expanded potential transmission zone in nearby Miami Beach.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:19:19 EDTSanofi said it filed a lawsuit against Merck & Co. for alleged patent infringements to prevent the U.S. drugmaker from launching a rival version of the French pharmaceutical giant’s best-selling diabetes treatment Lantus.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:08:39 EDTCommunity Health Systems, one of the largest U.S. hospital companies, is exploring a deal after struggling to digest its acquisition of Health Management Associates.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 20:27:49 EDTThe FDA gave accelerated approval to the first drug for the crippling disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy, from Sarepta, after sharp disagreements within the agency.