Healthcare

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies were mixed at the close of trading: Baxter International Inc. fell $.64 or .9 percent, to $72.81. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose $.35 or .7 percent, to $49.46. ...

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    Shares of some top medical devices companies were mixed at the close of trading: Allergan rose $2.46 or 1.9 percent, to $133.92. Baxter International Inc. fell $.64 or .9 percent, to $72.81. Boston Scientific ...

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    Shares of some top managed care companies were down at the close of trading: Aetna fell $2.10 or 3.0 percent, to $67.77. Cigna Corp. fell $1.14 or 1.5 percent, to $75.64. Humana Inc. fell $4.06 or 3.7 ...

  • Final Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    Shares of some top health care equipment companies were mixed at the close of trading: Becton, Dickinson & Co. rose $.23 or .2 percent, to $113.16. Covidien rose $.02 or percent, to $69.86. Patterson rose ...

  • Final Glance: Drug Benefits companies Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    Shares of some top drug benefits companies were mixed at the close of trading: CVSCaremark rose $.11 or .1 percent, to $73.74. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell $.89 or 1.2 percent, to $72.29.

  • Final Glance: Biotechnology companies Associated Press - 7 hours ago

    Shares of some top biotechnology companies were mixed at the close of trading: Amgen Inc. fell $.08 or .1 percent, to $115.46. Biogen Idec fell $.94 or .3 percent, to $290.54. Celgene Corp. fell $.35 or ...

  • FDA warns of cancer risk with fibroid procedure Associated Press - 8 hours ago

    The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a surgical procedure used to eliminate growths in the uterus could inadvertently spread cancer to other parts of the body. The agency is discouraging ...

  • Obamacare final enrollment hits 8 million CNBC - 8 hours ago
    Obamacare final enrollment hits 8 million

    Enrollment in private Obamacare plans topped 8 million, the president announced Thursday.

  • The Law of Gravity Isn't Working for This Off-Patent Drug BusinessWeek - 8 hours ago

    Delays for a generic rival to Diovan yield $900 million in higher prices

  • UnitedHealth’s $100 Million Bill for Hepatitis C Drugs BusinessWeek - 10 hours ago

    The nation’s largest insurer paid dearly for Gilead Sciences’ drug Sovaldi, including for Medicare and Medicaid patients

  • FDA warns of risks with fibroid removal procedure Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    The Food and Drug Administration is warning women that a device-assisted procedure for treating fibroids could inadvertently spread cancer from the uterus to other parts of the body. The agency is discouraging ...

  • Lowe's agrees to minimize lead dust Associated Press - 10 hours ago

    The Justice Department says Lowe's Home Centers has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle violations of federal rules that require contractors to minimize lead dust from home renovations. Lowe's is among the ...

  • Jobs, Not Obamacare, Are Helping the Uninsured Entrepreneur - 11 hours ago
    Jobs, Not Obamacare, Are Helping the Uninsured

    Before Americans start celebrating a drop in the number of uninsured, you first have to look behind the numbers.

  • Early Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Baxter International Inc. fell $.61 or .8 percent, to $72.84. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose $.01 or percent, to $49.12. Hospira fell $.29 ...

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    Shares of some top medical devices companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Allergan rose $.58 or .4 percent, to $132.04. Baxter International Inc. fell $.61 or .8 percent, to $72.84. Boston Scientific Corp. fell ...

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    Shares of some top managed care companies are down at 10 a.m.: Aetna fell $2.51 or 3.6 percent, to $67.36. Cigna Corp. fell $1.75 or 2.3 percent, to $75.04. Humana Inc. fell $3.91 or 3.6 percent, to $104.89. ...

  • Early Glance: Drug Benefits companies Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    Shares of some top drug benefits companies are down at 10 a.m.: CVSCaremark fell $.05 or .1 percent, to $73.58. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell $.66 or .9 percent, to $72.52.

  • Early Glance: Health Care Equipment companies Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    Shares of some top health care equipment companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Becton, Dickinson & Co. fell $.42 or .4 percent, to $112.51. Covidien plc fell $.17 or .2 percent, to $69.67. Patterson fell $.15 ...

  • Early Glance: Biotechnology companies Associated Press - 14 hours ago

    Shares of some top biotechnology companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Amgen Inc. rose $.03 or percent, to $115.57. Biogen Idec fell $1.38 or .5 percent, to $290.10. Celgene Corp. fell $.30 or .2 percent, to ...

  • UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent Associated Press - 14 hours ago
    UnitedHealth's 1Q profit tumbles 8 percent

    UnitedHealth Group's first-quarter net income slid 8 percent as funding cuts to a key product and costs imposed by the health care overhaul dented the health insurer's performance. The Minnetonka, Minn., ...

  • Servier, lab founder in drug scandal, dies at 92 Associated Press - 17 hours ago
    Servier, lab founder in drug scandal, dies at 92

    Jacques Servier, the founder of France's second-largest pharmaceutical group who became ensnared in a scandal over a diabetes drug widely used for weight loss, has died. Servier Research Group announced ...

  • Blast on site of explosives plants kills 1 Associated Press - 18 hours ago
    Blast on site of explosives plants kills 1

    An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where several ammunition and explosives businesses are based killed one person and left three others injured. Rescue workers were called Wednesday afternoon to ...

  • Once a Notorious Short Seller, Martin Shkreli Now Sees a Future in Biotech BusinessWeek - 19 hours ago

    Shkreli made a name, and millions, short selling biotech startups. Now, as CEO of Retrophin, he's betting long

  • Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say Associated Press - 22 hours ago
    Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say

    With enrollments higher than expected, and costs lower, some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul, even in this year's toughest Senate elections. Republicans ...

  • Japara Healthcare Ltd gives IPO investors a 27.5% stag profit – what investors need to know The Motley Fool Australia - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:13 PM AEST

    Freshly floated aged care operator Japara Healthcare Ltd (ASX:JHC) has surged 27.5% to $2.55 by early afternoon on Thursday after debuting on the stock market this morning. It's an amazing immediate profit for IPO investors - otherwise known as a 'stag profit'. The initial public offering (IPO) was priced at $2.00 per share which equated to an expensive looking 22.6 times price-to-earnings (PE) ratio. The market however appears comfortable with ascribing a high value to Japara, with investors excited by the quality of the business and its growth potential.

  • Nexvet raises $US31.5m AAP - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 11:05 AM AEST

    Australia's Nexvet, a developer of therapeutics for pets, has raised $US31.5 million ($A33.72 million) from US-based institutional investors and existing shareholders to advance its clinical programs for ...

  • Illinois-based Astellas to pay $7.3M settlement Associated Press - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:00 AM AEST

    The U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday that an Illinois-based pharmaceutical company will pay $7.3 million to resolve allegations involving the marketing of the drug Mycamine. Northbrook-based ...

  • Kansas to mandate some health coverage on autism Associated Press - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 5:55 AM AEST

    Kansas will require health insurance companies to cover services for hundreds of children with autism starting next year under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Sam Brownback after a six-year fight ...

  • 5 Health Insurance Mistakes to Avoid US News - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 5:15 AM AEST

    The Affordable Care Act brought health insurance to the forefront of the public's collective consciousness, but that doesn't mean we're necessarily any smarter about how we use our policies. Everyone who has health insurance, whether it's from a private or government marketplace, should take care to avoid these common missteps. "The most common mistake people make when buying health plans is only looking at premiums and deductibles," says Abir Sen, co-founder and CEO of Gravie, a free service that helps individuals and employers comparison shop for health insurance.

  • Astellas to pay $7.3M in drug-marketing settlement Associated Press - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 4:42 AM AEST

    A unit of Japanese drugmaker Astellas Pharma will pay the U.S. government $7.3 million to resolve claims it illegally marketed its antifungal drug Mycamine for children before that use was approved. The ...

  • Midday Glance: Drug Benefits companies Associated Press - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:31 AM AEST

    Shares of some top drug benefits companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: CVSCaremark rose $.22 or .3 percent, to $73.66. Express Scripts Holding Co. fell $.52 or .7 percent, to $73.10.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Associated Press - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:31 AM AEST

    Shares of some top managed care companies are down at 1 p.m.: Aetna fell $.98 or 1.4 percent, to $70.65. Cigna Corp. fell $.39 or .5 percent, to $76.94. Humana Inc. fell $1.02 or .9 percent, to $108.63. ...

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Associated Press - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:30 AM AEST

    Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Baxter International Inc. fell $.04 or .1 percent, to $73.32. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose $1.00 or 2.1 percent, to $49.17. Hospira fell ...

  • Midday Glance: Biotechnology companies Associated Press - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:30 AM AEST

    Shares of some top biotechnology companies are up at 1 p.m.: Amgen Inc. rose $.17 or .1 percent, to $115.17. Biogen Idec rose $5.59 or 2.0 percent, to $291.08. Celgene Corp. rose $1.52 or 1.1 percent, ...

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Associated Press - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:30 AM AEST

    Shares of some top medical devices companies are mixed at 1 p.m.: Allergan rose $3.00 or 2.3 percent, to $130.80. Baxter International Inc. fell $.04 or .1 percent, to $73.32. Boston Scientific Corp. rose ...