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Hospitals Worry Rule Could Lead to Medicaid Rate Cuts

May 25, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
May 23—Proposed changes to federal Medicaid rules could hit hospitals’ bottom lines, advocates warned....
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J&J must pay $4 million in punitive damages in latest asbestos cancer trial

May 25, 2018 , CNBC Health
A California jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $4 million in punitive damages in an asbestos cancer...
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Heart, diabetes devices boost Medtronic's quarterly profit

May 25, 2018 , CNBC Health
Medtronic reported a 25.5 percent rise in quarterly profit on Thursday on higher demand for its heart...
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Steve Cohen's Point72 is bullish on Asia — and they like these sectors

May 25, 2018 , CNBC Health
Point72's CEO of International Marc Desmidt explains which sectors the hedge fund is bullish on, as it expands its Asian...
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Pfizer to pay $23.9 million to resolve US kickbacks case

May 25, 2018 , CNBC Health
Pfizer has agreed to pay $23.85 million to resolve U.S. government charges that it used a purportedly independent charity to pay kickbacks to Medicare...
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Synthetic pot is in the shadow of the opioid crisis but it is a serious — and deadly — problem

May 25, 2018 , CNBC Health
Overshadowed by the opioid crisis, synthetic marijuana is a serious — and sometimes deadly — problem in America, according to US News & World Report....
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Pfizer under pressure to resolve shortage of life-saving EpiPen

May 25, 2018 , CNBC Health
Mylan is becoming increasingly frustrated with Pfizer's inability to tackle the shortage of the life-saving EpiPen, which has been placed on the FDA's official shortage list, the Financial Times reports....
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Stop & Shop recalls frozen broccoli due to listeria concerns

May 25, 2018 , CNBC Health
In the wake of the E.coli romaine lettuce scare, Stop & Shop frozen broccoli is now being recalled due to listeria concerns, USA Today reports....
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Young adults underestimate this major expense by more than 300 percent

May 24, 2018 , CNBC Health
Don't let these medical coverage mishaps ruin your...
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US issues health warning after employee in China suffers 'abnormal sensations of sound and pressure'

May 24, 2018 , CNBC Health
The U.S. State Department issued a health alert after a government employee stationed in China was diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain...
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Merck's Keytruda succeeds late-stage lung cancer study

May 24, 2018 , CNBC Health
Merck said its cancer drug Keytruda helped extend survival and prevented disease progression when tested in a late-stage study in combination with chemotherapy for a type of lung...
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Key Obamacare plan premiums will jump 15 percent next year, estimate of uninsured in 2027 rises by 5 million, CBO says

May 24, 2018 , CNBC Health
The increases come as President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans try to chip away at the Affordable Care...
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Healthcare Workforce Shortage Worsening: Senators

May 24, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
May 22—Senators said this week that they are convinced a healthcare workforce shortage is worsening and federal action is needed to address it....
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Teva hopes to launch migraine drug as soon as September

May 24, 2018 , CNBC Health
Debt-ridden Teva is counting on the drug - fremanezumab - along with Huntington's treatment Austedo, to help it return to...
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The most important delivery breakthrough since Amazon Prime

May 23, 2018 , CNBC Health
The drone model developed by Zipline in rural Rwanda could one day influence corporate giants experimenting with...
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Pills that say they protect you from the sun might not actually work, FDA says

May 23, 2018 , CNBC Health
The FDA sent warning letters to five companies for marketing pills and capsules that make unproven...
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Why Bill Gates is betting on a start-up that prints synthetic DNA

May 23, 2018 , CNBC Health
Bill Gates is investing in Ginkgo Bioworks, a Boston start-up that has one of the world's largest banks of genetic...
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Oscar Health has a vision of fairer pay for doctors and clearer pricing for patients

May 23, 2018 , CNBC Health
Disruptor 50 start-up Oscar Health has a new strategy to make money and improve the health-care experience for members....
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Lawsuit against Express Scripts over relationship with Anthem dismissed

May 23, 2018 , CNBC Health
A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit brought against Express Scripts by...
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The number of Americans with health insurance saw years of gains. That's come to a halt.

May 23, 2018 , CNBC Health
The rate of people without health insurance is still well lower than when the Affordable Care Act was passed in...
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