Healthcare

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

    Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies were mixed at the close of trading: Baxter International Inc. fell $.12 or .2 percent, to $68.02. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose $.30 or .5 percent, to $65.00. ...

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

    Shares of some top medical devices companies were mixed at the close of trading: Baxter International Inc. fell $.12 or .2 percent, to $68.02. Boston Scientific Corp. fell $.08 or .5 percent, to $17.44. ...

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

    Shares of some top health care equipment companies were mixed at the close of trading: Becton, Dickinson & Co. rose $.60 or .4 percent, to $143.21. Patterson fell $.39 or .8 percent, to $48.40. PerkinElmer ...

  • Final Glance: Drugstore companies Associated Press - 13 hours ago

    Shares of some top drugstore companies were down at the close of trading: CVS Health Corp. fell $.74 or .7 percent, to $101.99. Rite Aid fell $.16 or 1.9 percent, to $8.20. Walgreen Boots Alliance Inc. ...

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

    Shares of some top drug benefits companies were down at the close of trading: CVS Health Corp. fell $.74 or .7 percent, to $101.99. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell $.46 or .6 percent, to $82.99.

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

    Shares of some top biotechnology companies were mixed at the close of trading: Amgen Inc. fell $.07 or percent, to $160.55. Biogen Idec fell $2.70 or .6 percent, to $428.93. Celgene Corp. rose $.67 or ...

  • Assembly votes to rebuke Christie over medical marijuana Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    The New Jersey Assembly is rebuking the Christie administration's handling of the state's medical marijuana program. Lawmakers voted Thursday to approve a resolution that says Gov. Chris Christie's Health ...

  • Congressman: Cancel VA bonuses, use them for Denver hospital Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    Congress should cancel all VA employee bonuses and use the money to finish the budget-busting Denver veterans hospital, Colorado Rep. Mike Coffman said Thursday. Coffman and other lawmakers are angry that ...

  • Assembly plans vote rebuking Christie over medical marijuana Associated Press - 15 hours ago

    The New Jersey Assembly may rebuke the Christie administration's handling of the state's medical marijuana program. Lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday on a resolution that says Gov. Chris Christie's ...

  • Maker of tainted medical scopes issues new cleaning guide Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    The maker of medical scopes that have been linked to two recent "superbug" outbreaks at California hospitals has issued new cleaning instructions for the devices amid scrutiny from regulators, ...

  • Orexigen gets approval to market weight loss drug in Europe Associated Press - 16 hours ago

    Orexigen Therapeutics said Thursday that European Union regulators approved its weight loss drug for sale. The drug is marketed as Contrave in the U.S. and will be sold under the name Mysimba in Europe. ...

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Baxter International Inc. rose $.11 or .2 percent, to $68.25. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose $.48 or .7 percent, to $65.18. Eli Lilly & ...

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    Shares of some top managed care companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Aetna fell $.66 or .6 percent, to $106.63. Anthem fell $.46 or .3 percent, to $153.96. Cigna Corp. fell $.08 or .1 percent, to $126.83. Humana ...

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    Shares of some top medical devices companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Baxter International Inc. rose $.11 or .2 percent, to $68.25. Boston Scientific Corp. rose $.03 or .2 percent, to $17.55. Johnson & Johnson ...

  • Midday Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    Shares of some top health care equipment companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Becton, Dickinson & Co. rose $1.11 or .8 percent, to $143.72. Patterson fell $.24 or .5 percent, to $48.55. PerkinElmer fell $.10 ...

  • Midday Glance: Drug Benefits companies Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    Shares of some top drug benefits companies are down at 1 p.m.: CVS Health Corp. fell $.30 or .3 percent, to $102.43. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell $.40 or .5 percent, to $83.05.

  • Midday Glance: Biotechnology companies Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    Shares of some top biotechnology companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Amgen Inc. rose $.17 or .1 percent, to $160.79. Biogen Idec fell $3.13 or .7 percent, to $428.51. Celgene Corp. rose $.85 or .7 percent, ...

  • FDA to scrutinize unproven alternative remedies Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    Federal officials plan to review the safety and evidence behind alternative remedies like Zicam and Cold-Eeze, products that are protected by federal law, but not accepted by mainstream medicine. The Food ...

  • Actavis takes 'specialty pharma' route to health Financial Times - 20 hours ago

    Move over GlaxoSmithKline. There is a new pharmaceuticals giant in town. After completing its $70bn acquisition of Botox maker Allergan last week, Actavis overtook GSK to become the world's eighth-largest ...

  • Early Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Associated Press - 21 hours ago

    Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Baxter International Inc. rose $.04 or .1 percent, to $68.18. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell $.08 or .1 percent, to $64.62. Eli Lilly & ...

  • Early Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Associated Press - 21 hours ago

    Shares of some top health care equipment companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Becton, Dickinson & Co. rose $.11 or .1 percent, to $142.72. Patterson fell $.33 or .7 percent, to $48.46. PerkinElmer fell $.40 ...

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Associated Press - 21 hours ago

    Shares of some top medical devices companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Baxter International Inc. rose $.04 or .1 percent, to $68.18. Boston Scientific Corp. fell $.01 or percent, to $17.52. Johnson & Johnson ...

  • Early Glance: Drug Benefits companies Associated Press - 21 hours ago

    Shares of some top drug benefits companies are down at 10 a.m.: CVS Health Corp. fell $.52 or .5 percent, to $102.21. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell $.58 or .7 percent, to $82.87.

  • Early Glance: Biotechnology companies Associated Press - 21 hours ago

    Shares of some top biotechnology companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Amgen Inc. rose $.38 or .2 percent, to $161.00. Biogen Idec fell $6.27 or 1.5 percent, to $425.36. Celgene Corp. rose $1.13 or 1.0 percent, ...

  • Talk of biotech bubble rattles Wall Street AFP - 22 hours ago
    Talk of biotech bubble rattles Wall Street

    The biotech sector is at the top of Wall Street's worry list as analysts debate whether high-flying pharma stocks are a bubble that is about to burst. Trade in biotech stocks was mixed Thursday as US stocks clawed back near even after early losses. Biotech stocks have been among the market's hottest investment over the last year, rising 35 percent on average, with some companies surging even more. Celgene has soared nearly 70 percent, giving it a market capitalization of $94.4 billion, more than Goldman Sachs.

  • Jon Moulton-backed biotech company to list on Aim Financial Times - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 11:02 AM AEDT

    A Liverpool-based biotech company, backed by venture capitalist Jon Moulton, will float in London on Friday in a sign of life for Britain's life science industry beyond the southeast. RedX Pharma is set ...

  • Social Security will barely cover your health costs MarketWatch - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 6:23 AM AEDT
    Social Security will barely cover your health costs

    Baby boomers will need 90% of their social security to cover fast-rising health care expenses, study finds

  • Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap Associated Press - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 4:50 AM AEDT
    Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family's health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act he has vowed to dismantle. Cruz, whose Senate filibuster against the law he derides ...

  • Science, patients driving rare disease drug research surge Associated Press - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 4:14 AM AEDT
    Science, patients driving rare disease drug research surge

    The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new ...

  • Why Investors Are Banking on This App to Curb Childhood Obesity Entrepreneur - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 3:30 AM AEDT
    Why Investors Are Banking on This App to Curb Childhood Obesity

    With Kurbo, kids play to lose.

  • FDA approves new drug for anthrax poisoning Associated Press - Thu, Mar 26, 2015 1:44 AM AEDT

    Federal health officials say they have approved an infusible drug to treat patients who have been exposed to anthrax. The Food and Drug Administration approved Anthrasil for use in combination with older ...

  • Sun Pharmaceuticals completes buyout of Ranbaxy Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 11:56 PM AEDT

    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. said Wednesday that it has completed its buyout of Ranbaxy Laboratories. The deal, announced in April, is worth about $4 billion and combines two of India's largest pharmaceutical ...

  • Cruz to buy insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 9:28 AM AEDT
    Cruz to buy insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

    Sen. Ted Cruz says he is signing up his family for health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act — a law the Republican presidential candidate has vowed to repeal should he win the White House. ...

  • Listeria traced to 2nd Blue Bell ice cream production plant Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 8:32 AM AEDT

    A foodborne illness that contributed to the deaths of three people has been traced to a second production facility operated by Blue Bell Ice Cream, a company spokesman and health officials said Tuesday. ...

  • VA says it will relax 40-mile rule for private medical care Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 8:08 AM AEDT
    VA says it will relax 40-mile rule for private medical care

    Responding to pressure from Congress and veterans groups, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it is relaxing a rule that makes it hard for some veterans in rural areas to prove they live at ...