Healthcare - News Headlines

US stocks rise and bond yields set four-year highs
April 23rd, 2018. 12:40 PM

Gains for health care and technology companies and retails are taking stocks higher

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Markets Right Now: Stocks open higher on Wall Street
April 23rd, 2018. 9:41 AM

Stocks are opening mostly higher on Wall Street, led by gains in technology and health care companies.

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Germany's Fresenius, US-based Akorn at odds over merger deal
April 23rd, 2018. 6:01 AM

Germany's Fresenius and U.S.-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Akorn, Inc. are at odds over the German company's decision to terminate a more than $4.3 billion takeover agreement, citing alleged breaches of data integrity requirements

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UK calls on social media firms to better protect children
April 22nd, 2018. 5:30 AM

Britain's health secretary has threatened to introduce new laws targeting online social media companies if they don't do more to protect children

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Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears
April 20th, 2018. 10:59 PM

U.S. health officials are telling consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and are warning restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak

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Americans reflect on pros, cons of legal pot ahead of 420
April 19th, 2018. 4:56 PM

Americans weigh in on pros, cons of legal marijuana ahead of 420 pot holiday

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'Dance Moms' star Miller has cancer, underwent spine surgery
April 19th, 2018. 3:36 PM

Former "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller has been diagnosed with cancer

'Dance Moms' star Miller has cancer, underwent spine surgery
US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures
April 19th, 2018. 1:05 PM

US panel says a medicine made from the marijuana plant should be approved to treat severe epileptic seizures in children

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures
'Pharma Bro' moves to New Jersey _ for federal prison stay
April 19th, 2018. 11:10 AM

The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug has been placed in a low-security federal prison in New Jersey

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New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions
April 19th, 2018. 10:53 AM

New data show that prescriptions for opioid painkillers filled in the U.S. had their biggest drop in 25 years in 2017

New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions
Procter & Gamble pays $4.2 bln for unit of Germany's Merck
April 19th, 2018. 8:14 AM

German pharmaceutical and materials company Merck says has agreed to sell its global consumer health business to Procter & Gamble for 3.4 billion euros in cash

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'Pharma Bro' arrives at low-security federal prison
April 19th, 2018. 6:47 AM

The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug has been placed in a low-security federal prison in New Jersey

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Novartis 1Q profit jumps 12 percent as heart drug sales soar
April 19th, 2018. 3:31 AM

Swiss pharmaceuticals company Novartis says net income jumped 12 percent in the first quarter, pointing to explosive growth in its heart-failure drug Entresto and powerful double-digit percentage growth for psoriasis drug Cosentyx

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Ahead of 420, advocates and critics reflect on pot in the US
April 19th, 2018. 2:16 AM

Ahead of 420 marijuana holiday, advocates and critics reflect on the state of pot in America

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Michigan Senate panel OKs work requirement for Medicaid
April 18th, 2018. 4:33 PM

Able-bodied adults would have to complete 29 hours per week of work or job training to qualify for Medicaid under a bill advancing in the Michigan Legislature

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Brain science institute at Brown receives $100M gift
April 18th, 2018. 2:03 PM

Brown University's brain science institute has been given $100 million to advance the understanding of the brain and what causes Lou Gehrig's disease, Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases

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Ford uses van service to enter medical transport business
April 18th, 2018. 8:53 AM

Ford is getting into the non-emergency medical transportation business as it moves toward making money off its experimental ventures in new mobility

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Woman hurt at Ohio fair gets $1.8M from ride owner, others
April 18th, 2018. 12:43 AM

A woman who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a thrill ride accident at last year's Ohio State Fair will receive $1.8 million

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AP FACT CHECK: No, tax-filing migraines are not going away
April 17th, 2018. 6:09 PM

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and GOP chorus say the days of tax-filing headaches are over. Not so

AP FACT CHECK: No, tax-filing migraines are not going away
US regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety
April 17th, 2018. 4:10 PM

US health officials propose steps to improve the government's oversight of medical devices

US regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety

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