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Where Are Americans’ Tax Refunds Going? Toward Paying For Health Care.

Apr 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The week after people get refunds, out-of-pocket health care spending bumps up 60 percent. In other health costs news, Texas passes legislation to try to combat surprise medical bills....
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Are Most People Really Paying A Lot For Drugs Every Month? No, But The Ones Who Do, Face Sky-High Bills.

Apr 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
News outlets report on stories related to pharmaceutical...
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Dow stock that's lost $35 billion in market cap in the last week could be a buy, says investor

Apr 18, 2019 , CNBC Health
Shares of health-care giant UnitedHealth have dropped considerably in the last week, but one market watcher advises betting on the...
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UnitedHealth: DaVita Medical Deal ‘Progressing’ On Path To Close

Apr 18, 2019 , Forbes
UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann says the insurer has a "clear path to approval" in closing the $4.3 billion acquisition of DaVita Medical Group....
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We're Only As Good As Our Microbiomes Are Happy

Apr 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Our guts are home to a cast of billions: bacteria, viruses, and fungi all congregate and collectively make up our microbiome. This vast gastrointestinal tribe shapes the onset, incidence, and treatment of a startling number of diseases including inflammatory bowel disease and cancer. In the past 20 ......
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FDA's Added-Sugar Labeling Policy to Pay Sweet Dividends

Apr 17, 2019 , RxList
Revealing the added sugars in packaged foods and beverages would prevent nearly one million cases of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in the United States and save about $62 billion in societal costs, new research...
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In Midst Of Disaster Funding Stalemate, Rick Scott’s Campaign Promises To Stand Up For Puerto Rico Put Him In Tough Spot

Apr 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Democrats are seizing the opportunity to blast Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) for taking President Donald Trump's side in the battle of disaster relief. But Scott is fighting back. “This is a great example of why people hate politics. Not only did @SenSchumer block a bipartisan bill, now he’s lying about it,” Scott tweeted Sunday evening. “Our bill doesn’t strip funding for P.R. It includes $600 mil in nutrition assistance funding for P.R. that I fought to get in the bill.” As the...
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Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost Taxes

Apr 17, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Another Cost of the Opioid Epidemic: Billions of Dollars in Lost TaxesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/16/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/16/2019 12:00:00...
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NACDS’ Anderson urges drug abuse prevention bill sensitive to chronic pain patients’ needs

Apr 16, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Hill published a column by NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson on a bill that would serve as a “safety” mechanism for the use of opioids in treating temporary, or acute, pain. Read More...
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Viewpoints: Pass This Smart Pain Bill Creating A Safer Path For Temporary Use Of Opioids; Lack Of Trust In Government, Science Fuels Anti-Vaxxers

Apr 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and...
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Catalent seeks slice of gene therapy market with Paragon buy

Apr 16, 2019 , Reuters
Contract drugmaker Catalent Inc said on Monday it would buy privately held Paragon Bioservices Inc for $1.2 billion in cash, bolstering its capabilities to make gene therapy drugs for its biotech clients....
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Catalent reportedly to buy Paragon Bioservices for $1.2 billion

Apr 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
Catalent said on Monday it would buy privately held gene therapy-focused Paragon Bioservices Inc in an all-cash deal for $1.2...
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Tightknit Communities Pose Unique Challenge To Public Health Officials During Outbreaks

Apr 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Advocates say that it's important to understand what's driving the vaccination fears within the communities and acknowledge that a one-size-fits-all approach isn't going to fly. Meanwhile, the New York measles outbreak has highlighted the complex relationship between NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and the conservative Orthodox Jewish community that critics say is his weak spot....
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NYC health department closes a child care center amid measles outbreak

Apr 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio last week declared measles a public health emergency and ordered mandatory vaccinations for people living in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood where the disease is...
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Many Patients Facing Surprise Medical Bills Just Give In And Pay Rather Than Undertake Behemoth Battle Against Charges

Apr 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
There's a growing scrutiny over what to do about surprise medical bills, that may be more common than people think. Often times, faced with mountains of paperwork and an endless black hole of phone calls to insurers, patients just pay the charges. But that may eventually change as legislation is introduced to curb the practice....
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Here Is A Major Soil Problem That Will Affect Health

Apr 15, 2019 , Forbes
Bill Gates recently wrote about and Rattan Lal won the Japan Prize for his groundbreaking work addressing a major problem that you may not...
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Catalent to buy Paragon Bioservices for $1.2 billion: WSJ

Apr 15, 2019 , Reuters
Drug developer Catalent Inc has agreed to buy privately held, gene-therapy focused Paragon Bioservices Inc for $1.2 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter....
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Walmart investing more than $1B in store remodels

Apr 13, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Walmart's plans to remodel stores in 10 states with the continued expansion of several customer-focused innovations, totals more than $1 billion. Read More...
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Bristol-Myers shareholders approve drugmaker's $74 billion deal with Celgene

Apr 13, 2019 , CNBC Health
The deal, announced in January, was a hard sell to Bristol shareholders from the start. The approval concludes a tumultuous period for Bristol, which saw pushback from institutional...
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Ohio’s ‘Heartbeat’ Abortion Bill Is Now Law

Apr 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) signed one of the nation's most stringent abortion measures, outlawing the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Opponents are alreadying taking steps to challenge the law in court. And as more and more states take up abortion-related measures -- in part, to elevate cases to the Supreme Court -- actions in Florida, Texas, North Carolina and Arizona make...
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