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Alzheimer's Costs Reach $277 Billion

Mar 21, 2018 , Forbes
The cost of providing care for Americans with Alzheimer’s disease has hit $277 billion – eclipsing a quarter of a trillion dollars, the 2018 annual "facts and figures" report from the Alzheimer's Association...
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Your chances of getting sick in the air soar if your neighbor is ill

Mar 21, 2018 , CNN Health
Not all of the 3 billion people who fly the friendly skies each year around the world are in tip-top health. Conventional wisdom says that you're more likely to catch a cold (or some other illness) if you're stuck on a long flight packed tight with possibly sick passengers....
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Millions Of Americans Binge-Drink Regularly: Study

Mar 19, 2018 , Forbes
A new study finds that Americans binge-drink 17 billion drinks per year. And the health and economic costs are...
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Millions Of Americans Are Binge Drinking: Study

Mar 18, 2018 , Forbes
A new study finds that Americans binge-drink 17 billion drinks per year. And the health and economic costs are...
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J&J gets $2.1B offer to sell Lifescan glucometer business

Mar 18, 2018 (Jonah Comstock), Mobile Health News
Platinum Equity, a Los Angeles-based global investment firm focused on mergers, acquisitions, and operations, has made a binding offer to acquire Johnson & Johnsons' Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania and Zug, Switzerland-based LifeScan business, which sells the OneTouch line of connected and non-connected glucometers. Platinum Equity will pay $2.1 billion for the business, which reported $1.5 billion in net revenue last...
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Lundbeck to buy Parkinson's drug developer in potential $1.1 billion deal

Mar 17, 2018 , Reuters
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Lundbeck agreed to buy Prexton Therapeutics, a specialist in treatments for brain disorders, in a deal potentially worth $1.1 billion, the Danish drugmaker said on Friday....
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U.S. Adults Consumed 17 Billion Binge Drinks In 2015

Mar 17, 2018 , Forbes
Adults consumed 17 billion binge drinks in 2015, based on a recent CDC study. 37 million were binge drinkers, consuming an average of seven drinks per binge. Binge drinking was more common from ages 18-34, but more than 50% of the total binge drinks consumed annually were in those 35 and...
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J&J says it's received a $2.1 billion bid for LifeScan diabetes business

Mar 17, 2018 , CNBC Health
The offer to Johnson & Johnson for LifeScan is from private equity firm Platinum Equity....
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CHS hires financial advisers for debt restructuring

Mar 16, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Community Health Systems announced Thursday it has hired a number of financial advisory firms, including Lazard, to help the Franklin, Tenn.-based chain address its $4.8 billion in debt maturing in 2019 and...
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FDA Considers Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

Mar 16, 2018 , WebMD
Tobacco use -- mainly cigarette smoking -- kills more than 480,000 Americans a year and costs nearly $300 billion a year in direct health care and lost productivity, the FDA...
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CVS, Aetna shareholders will vote on deal Tuesday

Mar 14, 2018 , CNBC Health
If shareholders approve CVS' $69 billion acquisition of Aetna, the Justice Department will still need to sign off on...
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Cigna to acquire ExpressScripts for $67B

Mar 13, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The combination of Bloomfield, Conn.-based Cigna and the St. Louis-based pharmacy benefits management company is valued at roughly $67 billion, a scale similar to that of the ongoing $69 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna by CVS Health. Read More...
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Cigna-Express Scripts deal unlikely to benefit consumers

Mar 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The $67 billion merger would allow Cigna to lower its costs by insourcing PBM services, and absorb the profits of the biggest stand-alone PBM at a time when its competitors are also pairing up with providers of pharmacy...
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South Africa gold miners' silicosis lawsuit settlement expected within six weeks

Mar 12, 2018 , Reuters
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African gold producers will likely reach a settlement within six weeks in a lawsuit over a fatal lung disease that companies have set aside 5 billion rand ($420 million) in provisions for, a lawyer and industry group said on Sunday....
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Cut $100 Billion From U.S. Deficit With China? A Quick, Admittedly Terrible Solution

Mar 11, 2018 , Forbes
If no American purchased a cell phone or computer for a year, we could meet President Trump's goal of knocking $100 billion off the U.S. deficit with China. Here's why the whole idea is fraught with...
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Falls Among Elderly Cost $50 Billion Annually

Mar 10, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Falls Among Elderly Cost $50 Billion AnnuallyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/9/2018 12:00:00...
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With Express Scripts Debt, Cigna Needs Anthem Breakup Money

Mar 10, 2018 , Forbes
Since last year, Cigna is seeking $13 billion in damages and a $1.85 billion breakup fee from Anthem. A legal win for Cigna could help pay down the large debt load from the insurer's acquisition of Express...
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Cigna to buy Express Scripts in $67 billion deal

Mar 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Supply chain experts are skeptical the $67 billion Cigna Corp.-Express Scripts deal will do much to transform the healthcare industry, let alone deliver any significant savings to...
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Cigna CEO on $67 billion deal for Express Scripts: 'The current marketplace is not sustainable'

Mar 09, 2018 , CNBC Health
Cigna announced Thursday that it planned to acquire pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts in a $67 billion...
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Cigna To Buy Express Scripts For $54 Billion, Ending The Era Of The Standalone Drug Middleman

Mar 09, 2018 , Forbes
The health insurer is snapping up the last major independent pharmaceutical benefit manager, as larger insurers seek to find a better deal for their customers by combining drug benefits with medical benefits in one...
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