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Stories with subject: Health care industry
  • Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival's version sells well story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 8:49 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price.

  • NY declares victory in Alzheimer's drug antitrust lawsuit 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:20 pm

    ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general is dropping an antitrust lawsuit against a drug manufacturer after his office blocked what he alleged was an attempt to force Alzheimer's patients to switch to a newer patented drug instead of cheaper generic alternatives.

  • Court: Dallas hospital workers not liable for patient death 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 8:04 am

    DALLAS - A federal appeals court has ruled that administrators and staffers at a Dallas hospital can't be held liable for the death of a psychiatric patient whose case led to an overhaul of procedures and care.

  • Officials: Psychiatric hospital has made progress on safety 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:43 pm

    SEATTLE - State officials said Tuesday that federal officials are satisfied with the progress made at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital, which had been at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal funding later this week over concerns about patient safety.

  • Missouri down to 1 abortion clinic after Columbia stops them 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:06 pm

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - A Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia has stopped performing abortions, leaving only one clinic in the state still offering them.

  • Feds: No issues with Brattleboro psychiatric hospital 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 3:18 pm

    BRATTLEBORO, Vermont - Officials with a Brattleboro psychiatric hospital say they have been found to be in full compliance with a federal agency's conditions, which were instituted in October 2014 after the hospital failed a survey.

  • Health co-op failure in NY leaves doctors owed millions story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 1:23 pm

    NEW YORK - The sudden collapse of the largest nonprofit insurance cooperative created by President Barack Obama's health care law is causing headaches in New York, especially for medical providers owed millions of dollars for treating the failed plan's patients.

  • West Virginia judge orders pain clinic closed 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 10:23 am

    DANIELS, West Virginia - A judge has granted the state's request to shutter a chronic pain clinic in Raleigh County as part of a crackdown on clinics that don't comply with new licensing requirements.

  • Adventist still considering possible HHSC partnership 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 9:26 am

    HILO, Hawaii - A representative of Adventist Health is looking into the financials of East Hawaii's publicly funded hospital system, as his nonprofit organization considers a partnership with the financially troubled health care facilities.

  • New processing plant prepares traditional Alaska Native food 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:15 am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - First it was musk ox stew. Then the Alaska nursing home served up musk ox meatloaf to its elderly Inupiat residents and their visiting family members.

  • Federal court rules Wisconsin abortion law unconstitutional 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:41 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - A Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday.

  • $160B deal to combine Pfizer and Allergan raises outcry story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 4:57 pm

    A $160 billion deal announced Monday to merge Pfizer and Allergan and create the world's biggest drug company renewed the outcry in Washington over "inversions," in which U.S. corporations combine with companies overseas to lower their tax bill.

  • Officials: Psychiatric hospital on track to improve safety 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 3:55 pm

    LAKEWOOD, Washington - Officials with Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital say they are on track to satisfying federal regulators who threatened to pull millions of dollars in federal funding over concerns about patient safety.

  • Clinton, Sanders oppose Pfizer-Allergan deal 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 2:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders are bashing plans by Pfizer and Allergan to join together in a $160 billion deal that will create the world's largest drugmaker.

  • 10 things to know about corporate inversions 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 2:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - Pfizer and Allergan are pursuing the biggest buyout in health care history, a $160 billion deal that would essentially send one of the biggest U.S. corporations overseas, or at least its legal domicile and principal executive offices.

  • Fort Riley's new hospital faces more delays 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 1:50 pm

    FORT RILEY, Kansas - The opening of Fort Riley's new hospital has been pushed back after already being delayed more than three years.

  • New $710-a-day drug saves lives but strains state budgets 
    Updated: Nov-22-15 10:21 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - A newly approved drug is being hailed as a major advance in treatment of cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening genetic disease that clogs the lungs with mucus and forces patients to struggle to breathe. But it comes with a punishing price tag - about $710 per patient per day.

  • State prisoner faces federal charge for hospital bomb threat 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 5:48 pm

    OXFORD, Mississippi - A state prisoner faces a federal bomb threat charge after authorities say he phoned a Nov. 13 threat to a Columbus hospital.

  • Health care providers get grants for rural 'telemedicine' 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 4:01 am

    TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Three rural health care providers in Michigan will receive federal grants for equipment and technology to reach people without easy access to doctors or hospitals.

  • Illinois Hospital Association board names new top executive 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 8:06 pm

    NAPERVILLE, Illinois - The Illinois Hospital Association will soon have a new top executive.

  • Beshear orders national background checks for nursing homes 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 2:18 pm

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has ordered nursing homes and other health care providers to run national background checks on all new employees or risk losing their license to operate in the state.

  • Obama administration sets stage for a debate on drug costs story has photos
    Updated: Nov-20-15 1:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration set the stage Friday for a national debate on the rising cost of prescription drugs, a pressing issue for voters but one that's unlikely to see quick solutions under a lame-duck president facing an opposition Congress.

  • Depomed shares fall after Horizon Pharma drops bid 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 8:47 am

    NEW YORK - Shares of Depomed fell more than 5 percent in premarket trading Friday, a day after Dublin-based Horizon Pharma dropped its hostile takeover bid of the rival drugmaker.

  • Horizon drops hostile bid for Depomed after judge's ruling 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 9:08 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Horizon Pharma says it is dropping its hostile bid for rival drugmaker Depomed after a judge rejected its effort to nullify Depomed's "poison pill" takeover defense.

  • The Latest: Judge rules against LSU effort to remove manager 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 7:06 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The latest on the lawsuit filed by LSU seeking to remove the manager of hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe (all times local):