Healthcare

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies were mixed at the close of trading: Baxter International Inc. rose $.48 or .7 percent, to $69.15. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell $.54 or .9 percent, to $60.92. ...

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    Shares of some top medical devices companies were mixed at the close of trading: Allergan rose $.34 or .1 percent, to $232.74. Baxter International Inc. rose $.48 or .7 percent, to $69.15. Boston Scientific ...

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    Shares of some top managed care companies were mixed at the close of trading: Aetna rose $.24 or .2 percent, to $99.55. Anthem fell $.27 or .2 percent, to $146.45. Cigna Corp. rose $.04 or percent, to ...

  • Final Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    Shares of some top health care equipment companies were mixed at the close of trading: Becton, Dickinson & Co. fell $1.82 or 1.2 percent, to $146.72. Patterson rose $.64 or 1.3 percent, to $50.08. PerkinElmer ...

  • Final Glance: Drug Benefits companies Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    Shares of some top drug benefits companies were mixed at the close of trading: CVS Health Corp. fell $.30 or .3 percent, to $103.87. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose $.25 or .3 percent, to $84.79.

  • Final Glance: Biotechnology companies Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    Shares of some top biotechnology companies were down at the close of trading: Amgen Inc. fell $1.25 or .8 percent, to $157.72. Biogen Idec fell $.51 or .1 percent, to $409.59. Celgene Corp. fell $1.82 ...

  • OPKO Health reports 4Q loss Associated Press - 6 hours ago

    On a per-share basis, the Miami-based company said it had a loss of 12 cents. The holding company with investments in pharmaceutical and diagnostics companies posted revenue of $25.5 million in the period. ...

  • US, Liberia start 1st formal test of ZMapp Ebola virus drug Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    The U.S. and Liberian governments have just begun the first formal patient testing of an experimental Ebola virus treatment that's only been used on an emergency basis. The drug, ZMapp, contains three ...

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    Shares of some top medical devices companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Allergan rose $.58 or .2 percent, to $232.98. Baxter International Inc. rose $.69 or 1.0 percent, to $69.36. Boston Scientific Corp. rose ...

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Baxter International Inc. rose $.69 or 1.0 percent, to $69.36. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell $.26 or .4 percent, to $61.20. Eli Lilly & ...

  • Midday Glance: Drugstore companies Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    Shares of some top drugstore companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: CVS Health Corp. fell $.28 or .3 percent, to $103.89. Rite Aid fell $.13 or 1.6 percent, to $8.04. Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc. rose $1.34 or ...

  • Midday Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    Shares of some top health care equipment companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Becton, Dickinson & Co. fell $1.81 or 1.2 percent, to $146.73. Patterson rose $.67 or 1.4 percent, to $50.11. PerkinElmer fell $.08 ...

  • Midday Glance: Drug Benefits companies Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    Shares of some top drug benefits companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: CVS Health Corp. fell $.28 or .3 percent, to $103.89. Express Scripts Holding Co. rose $.21 or .2 percent, to $84.75.

  • Midday Glance: Biotechnology companies Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    Shares of some top biotechnology companies are down at 1 p.m.: Amgen Inc. fell $1.63 or 1.0 percent, to $157.34. Biogen Idec fell $.05 or percent, to $410.05. Celgene Corp. fell $1.68 or 1.4 percent, to ...

  • Early Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Baxter International Inc. rose $.33 or .5 percent, to $69.00. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell $.14 or .2 percent, to $61.32. Eli Lilly & ...

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Shares of some top medical devices companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Allergan rose $.19 or .1 percent, to $232.59. Baxter International Inc. rose $.33 or .5 percent, to $69.00. Boston Scientific Corp. rose ...

  • Early Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Shares of some top health care equipment companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Becton, Dickinson & Co. fell $.81 or .5 percent, to $147.74. Patterson fell $.07 or .1 percent, to $49.37. PerkinElmer fell $.12 ...

  • Early Glance: Drug Benefits companies Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Shares of some top drug benefits companies are down at 10 a.m.: CVS Health Corp. fell $.12 or .1 percent, to $104.05. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell $.02 or percent, to $84.52.

  • Early Glance: Biotechnology companies Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Shares of some top biotechnology companies are down at 10 a.m.: Amgen Inc. fell $.51 or .3 percent, to $158.46. Biogen Idec fell $1.41 or .3 percent, to $408.69. Celgene Corp. fell $.54 or .4 percent, ...

  • Keryx Biopharma reports 4Q loss Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    The New York-based company said it had a loss of 44 cents per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a ...

  • Will the Supreme Court kill Obamacare? Bankrate.com - 19 hours ago

    President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement, the Affordable Care Act, is making its way before the Supreme Court again, in a case that puts the law at risk of losing its pulse. At issue are the federal tax subsidies at the heart of the law that have made health insurance more affordable for many. According to one nonpartisan study, the appeal now before the nation's highest court threatens to set off a chain of events that could bring about a nearly 50 percent increase in health insurance premiums in most states. The latest Supreme Court challenge is based on a mere four words in the Affordable Care Act.

  • Private health insurance premiums to increase by average 6.18 per cent, Sussan Ley urges consumers to … ABC - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 3:23 PM AEDT
    Private health insurance premiums to increase by average 6.18 per cent, Sussan Ley urges consumers to …

    Private health insurance premiums are set to increase by an average of 6.18 per cent from April, and consumers are being urged to "shop around" for the best deal. Health Minister Sussan Ley, who approved the price hikes, said the total benefits paid to private health insurance members grew by over $1 billion â or 7.4 per cent â to about $17.3 billion in the 12 months to December 2014. She urged consumers to use the Government's independent comparison website to get the best deal, noting that some health funds will offer below-average premium increases as low as 3.98 per cent. "Over 13 million Australians now have some form of private health insurance and it's therefore essential for the health of our nation that we continue to maintain a strong and competitive market," Ms Ley said in a statement.

  • Billion-Dollar Health Startups The Wall Street Journal - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 1:20 PM AEDT

    The WSJ’s Billion Dollar Startup Club has identified 73 private companies that have been valued at $1 billion or more by venture capitalists. Surging investor interest in biotech has enabled it to raise the capital to advance several drugs while keeping many details about its strategy confidential.

  • UnitedHealth tightens rules covering hysterectomies Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 11:18 AM AEDT

    UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, said Thursday it is tightening its coverage rules on hysterectomies. The company says it will require health care professionals and facilities and providers ...

  • Medical pot proposal passes first test in conservative Utah Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 10:58 AM AEDT
    Medical pot proposal passes first test in conservative Utah

    A panel of Utah lawmakers gave initial approval Thursday to a proposal that would allow residents of the conservative state who have chronic and debilitating diseases to consume edible medical marijuana ...

  • Bristol-Myers: Drug combo cured hepatitis C in 97% with HIV Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 10:51 AM AEDT

    Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. said Thursday that an experimental combination of two hepatitis C drugs — its daclatasvir and Gilead Sciences Inc.'s blockbuster drug Sovaldi — cured hepatitis C in just ...

  • Envision Healthcare matches Street 4Q forecasts Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 10:07 AM AEDT

    The Greenwood Village, Colorado-based company said it had net income of 26 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs and non-recurring costs, came to 36 cents per share. The results met ...

  • Universal Health Services posts 4Q profit Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 9:24 AM AEDT

    On a per-share basis, the King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based company said it had net income of $1.71. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $1.51 per share. The results matched Wall Street ...

  • 5 Remarkable Facts About the Future of Health Care Entrepreneur - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 8:15 AM AEDT
    5 Remarkable Facts About the Future of Health Care

    'The robot doctor' sounds like the title of a sci-fi movie. But it's just one future trend that entrepreneurs should know about in this changing industry.

  • The New Health Market May Be the Single Greatest Business Opportunity of Our Lifetimes Entrepreneur - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 7:30 AM AEDT
    The New Health Market May Be the Single Greatest Business Opportunity of Our Lifetimes

    With billions being poured into the medical field, the status quo is no longer an option. It's time for entrepreneurs to enter the fold.

  • GOP claims paper shows fed aides' preps for health law loss Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 6:40 AM AEDT

    A leading House Republican claimed Thursday that he's been told of a 100-page document showing the Obama administration is preparing contingency plans in case the Supreme Court invalidates federal subsidies ...

  • If Supreme Court says no, they'd lose health insurance help Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 5:42 AM AEDT
    If Supreme Court says no, they'd lose health insurance help

    Millions of Americans have a big personal stake in next Wednesday's Supreme Court challenge to the nation's health care law: Can they legally continue to get subsidies to help pay for their insurance? ...

  • Akorn climbs on 4th-quarter totals and strong 2015 outlook Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 5:02 AM AEDT

    Shares of Akorn Inc. jumped Thursday after the generic-drug maker's fourth-quarter results and its outlook for 2015 surpassed Wall Street expectations. Akorn said its net income and revenue more than doubled ...

  • Panel: Base quarantines, other outbreak decisions on science Associated Press - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 4:52 AM AEDT
    Panel: Base quarantines, other outbreak decisions on science

    Attempts to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa were a mistake, the president's bioethics advisers said Thursday. The U.S. has a moral responsibility, as well as a self-interest, ...

  • Sanofi sets out aggressive pricing strategy for new diabetes drug Financial Times - Fri, Feb 27, 2015 4:00 AM AEDT

    Sanofi has set out an aggressive US pricing strategy for a crucial new diabetes medicine, in a sign of the changing landscape facing drugmakers in the world's biggest pharmaceuticals market. The French ...