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Stan Lee's former manager arrested for allegedly stealing $262,000 from late comic book legend

May 26, 2019 , CNBC Health
The former manager of Stan Lee has been arrested on charges of elder abuse against the late comic book...
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Highlights from CNBC's Healthy Returns conference

May 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
CNBC's Healthy Returns event was held this week in New York City, covering topics from controversial genetic-editing technique CRISPR to the way AI is changing medicine and reform of the U.S. health-care system. Here are edited...
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Big drug distributor pays $22 million to settle US opioid charges

May 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
Morris & Dickson, one of the largest U.S. wholesale drug distributors, agreed to pay $22 million in civil penalties to settle U.S. government charges that it failed to report thousands of suspicious orders of the opioids hydrocodone and...
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ACLU and Planned Parenthood sue to bar Alabama abortion law from taking effect

May 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
The law makes providing an abortion at any stage during a pregnancy a felony punishable by up to 99 years in...
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Activist Third Point builds stake in health insurer Centene

May 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
Daniel Loeb's Third Point has built a stake in Centene as the health insurer works to complete its purchase of WellCare Health...
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FDA approves Novartis' $2.1 million gene therapy — making it the world's most expensive drug

May 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
The therapy, Zolgensma, is a one-time treatment for spinal muscular atrophy — a muscle-wasting disease and leading genetic cause of infant mortality, affecting 1 in every 11,000 live...
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'Here we go again': Judge blocks Mississippi 'heartbeat' abortion law

May 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
Mississippi is one of several states that have moved to pass new restrictions on abortion this...
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Trump administration to roll back health-care protections for transgender people

May 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
The Trump administration proposed Friday to roll back health-care protections for transgender people by ending an Obama-era policy that prohibited health providers from discriminating against patients based on their gender...
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Where health systems are finding areas for innovation

May 25, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Some health systems have found ways to overcome persistent obstacles to implementing innovations that cut labor costs, improve value and advance...
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Apple bought a start-up that was working on monitoring asthma in children

May 25, 2019 , CNBC Health
Apple bought Tueo Health, which was developing tech to help parents monitor asthma symptoms in children, using a mobile app and commercial breathing...
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May 27-31: See what events are coming in healthcare

May 25, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Stay ahead of healthcare news and developments with this listing of hearings, conferences, webinars, contests, public forums and deadlines for the week of May...
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JP Morgan cuts ties with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma

May 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
Purdue, owned by the wealthy Sackler family, faces thousands of lawsuits claiming that the company marketed addictive painkillers while underplaying the risks of abuse and...
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Amazon is reportedly working on wearables that can read your emotions

May 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
Amazon is working on a voice-activated wearable capable of reading human emotions, Bloomberg News reported...
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CNBC's 2019 Healthy Returns Summit: Full Panels

May 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
Healthy Returns featured some of the most influential leaders in health care, including United Therapeutics CEO Martine Rothblatt, Cigna CEO David Cordani, Fmr FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, Novartis CEO Vasant Narasimhan, J&J CEO Alex...
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Building a health-tracking wearable would be a no-brainer for Amazon

May 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
Getting into wearables would help Amazon learn more about customers and potentially corner the market on a demographic of older, sicker...
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How providers can finance, profit from programs to tackle social determinants

May 24, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Hospital and finance leaders have heard much about the theoretical benefits of addressing the social determinants of health. But some have found ways to fund such activities—and get an...
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California lawmaker withdraws bill banning flavored tobacco products after 'hostile amendments'

May 24, 2019 , CNBC Health
A proposed California bill that would prohibit sales of flavored tobacco products in stores and vending machines in the nation's most populous state was withdrawn...
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Screen Time and Inactivity on the Rise

May 23, 2019 , CardioSmart
Americans spend more time sitting in front of the TV or computer than ever before, despite known health...
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China has been emitting illegal greenhouse gas that destroys ozone layer, scientists find

May 23, 2019 , CNBC Health
China accounted for 40% to 60% of the global increase in trichlorofluoromethane, or CFC-11, emissions between 2014 and 2017, a study...
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New Drug Proven Safe and Effective in Children with Type 2 Diabetes

May 23, 2019 , CardioSmart
Diabetes drug liraglutide is effective but carries some risk of side effects, shows clinical...
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