Health care industry

April 16, 2019 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday halted sales of a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic conditions in women, following years of patients' reports of injuries and complications from the implants. The Food and Drug Administration ordered the two remaining makers of the mesh...
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FILE - In this June 15, 2018 file photo, United Healthcare correspondence is seen in North Andover, Mass. UnitedHealth Group is reporting strong first-quarter driven by its main insurance business, as well as its pharmacy benefits division. The Minnetonka, Minn., company on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 reported net income of $3.47 billion, or $3.56 per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs, were $3.73 per share, topping Wall Street estimates by 13 cents, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
April 16, 2019 - 12:27 pm
UnitedHealth Group beat first-quarter expectations and hiked its 2019 forecast, but shares of the nation's largest health insurer continued their slump as investors worry about growing Congressional scrutiny of how the company and its competitors do business. Shares of health insurers and pharmacy...
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FILE - This Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, file photo illustration shows Johnson & Johnson products, in Philadelphia. Johnson & Johnson is topping profit and revenue expectations for the first quarter partially on strong sales of its psoriasis treatment, Stelara. The New Brunswick, N.J., company on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 posted profit of $3.75 billion, or $1.39 per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs and research and development costs, were $2.10 per share, or 7 cents better that Wall Street expected, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 16, 2019 - 8:04 am
Lower sales overseas and higher costs for research and litigation pushed Johnson & Johnson's first-quarter profit down 14%, but the health care giant still beat profit and revenue expectations. The maker of Tylenol and psoriasis drug Stelara on Tuesday said unfavorable currency exchange rates...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama greets journalists during the opening of the exhibition titled "Buddha's Life" at the Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Dalai Lama has been hospitalised in the Indian capital with chest infection and is feeling much better. The Tibetan spiritual leader's spokesman Tenzin Taklha says the Dalai Lama is under medication and likely to spend a day or two in the hospital. The Dalai Lama flew to New Delhi from Dharmsala for consultations with doctors and was hospitaliszd on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
April 11, 2019 - 12:08 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama has almost recovered from a chest infection and is likely to leave a New Delhi hospital in a day. His spokesman Tenzin Taklha says the 83-year-old Tibetan spiritual leader is feeling much better. The Dalai Lama flew from Dharmsala for consultations with doctors in...
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Prime Therapeutics Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Kolar, right, testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, during a hearing to explore the high cost of prescription drugs. He is joined at the table by, from left, Cigna Corporation Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Steve Miller, CVS Caremark President and CVS Health Executive Vice President Derica Rice, Humana Healthcare Services Segment President William Fleming and OptumRx Chief Executive Officer John Prince. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 09, 2019 - 2:29 pm
Patient bills, competition and secrecy shared the spotlight Tuesday as pharmacy benefit managers testified before Congress about prescription drug prices. Members of a Senate Finance Committee investigating drug costs pushed the benefit managers to explain why they can't do more to control prices...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh delivers an address during her inauguration ceremony inside the War Memorial Building in Baltimore. Maryland's chief accountant is calling for Pugh to step down, calling the latest revelations about lucrative deals to sell her self-published children's books "brazen, cartoonish corruption." In a Monday, April 1, 2019 tweet, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot wrote: "The Mayor has to resign — now." His comments came on the same day that Kaiser Permanente disclosed that it paid Pugh's limited liability company about $114,000 for roughly 20,000 copies of her "Healthy Holly" children's books. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 03, 2019 - 7:59 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — "Healthy Holly" is a polite African American girl with devoted parents and a little brother. She loves exercise. She craves fresh fruit and vegetables. And she's now the bane of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's existence. Since the state prosecutor's office began a criminal...
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April 03, 2019 - 5:50 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have sent the governor legislation expanding the secrecy surrounding the source of the state's lethal injection drugs, over the objections of press groups, pharmaceutical companies and death penalty opponents. The House voted 71-16 on Wednesday for a bill...
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This Wednesday, March 27, 2019 photo showsTwo bottles of e-liquid - Apple Peach Strawberry and Fuji Apple Strawberry Nectarine - on a counter at a VOLCANO Fine Electronic Cigarettes store in Aiea, Hawaii. Hawaii lawmakers are considering outlawing flavored tobacco and electronic cigarette liquids like Maui Mango and Cookie Monsta in an effort to stop escalating teenage vaping. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
March 29, 2019 - 12:47 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The first state to limit tobacco and electronic cigarette sales to people 21 and older is contemplating a new nicotine crackdown: outlawing flavored electronic cigarette liquids and flavored tobacco to combat a spike in teenage vaping. Hawaii would be the first state to adopt such a...
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President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Cory Morse/MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a ruling striking down the Trump administration's small-business health insurance plan (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President Donald Trump's administration says it disagrees with a federal judge's ruling that a new type of health insurance plan for small businesses...
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President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Cory Morse/MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 6:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is striking down the Trump administration's highly touted small-business health insurance plan, calling it an "end run" around consumer protections. The ruling Thursday by U.S. District Judge John Bates in Washington, D.C., is the second setback in a week for the...
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