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Two Reports Challenge GOP Criticism of Health-Care Law

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:26:03 EST

The jump in premiums on the health law’s exchanges was a one-time correction, and a brisk pace of sign-ups shows the marketplaces are on solid ground, the Obama administration said.



Trump Pressures Republicans to Repeal, Replace Health Law at Same Time

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:06:39 EST

President-elect Donald Trump is increasing pressure on congressional Republicans to vote at the same time to both repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but party leaders haven’t indicated any shift in strategy to make that happen.



Valeant Agrees to Sell Dendreon to Sanpower for $820 Million

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:03:03 EST

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc. agreed to sell its Dendreon cancer business to Chinese conglomerate Sanpower for $820 million, part of an effort by the beleaguered drugmaker to unload assets and pare debt.



UnitedHealth to Acquire Surgical Care Affiliates for $2.3 Billion

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 12:22:28 EST

UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s Optum health-services arm has agreed to acquire Surgical Care Affiliates Inc. for about $2.3 billion, adding a major surgical company to its growing roster of doctor groups and clinics.



Johnson & Johnson to Report Average U.S. Price Increases

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 09:55:31 EST

Johnson & Johnson is planning to issue a report next month outlining how much it has raised the U.S. prices of its prescription drugs, the latest pharmaceutical company effort to address intense public concern about the cost of medicines.