- Express Scripts to cover pricey new cholesterol treatments Updated: Oct-06-15 8:32 pm
The nation's biggest pharmacy benefits manager has decided to cover two new drugs that lower artery-clogging cholesterol but raise concern over prices that can top $14,000 a year.
- Illinois stops paying local health clinics for STD testing Updated: Oct-06-15 4:36 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois has notified more than 100 jails, health departments and family planning programs that the state will no longer provide free testing for HIV, syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases at state labs, a move that shifts the cost to local jurisdictions.
- BMS paying $14.6M to settle SEC charges on payments in China Updated: Oct-05-15 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON - Bristol-Myers Squibb will pay $14.6 million to settle charges from U.S. regulators that its joint venture in China gave cash and other benefits to government health care providers to boost drug sales.
- Interim management team appointed to run state hospital Updated: Oct-02-15 3:31 pm
CRANSTON, Rhode Island - An interim management team has been appointed to run Eleanor Slater Hospital as a national search for new leadership begins.
- City of Bayard terminates nursing home management contract Updated: Oct-02-15 11:26 am
BAYARD, Nebraska - The Bayard City Council has voted to terminate the management contract for its nursing home.
- W.Va. says screening of long-term care job prospects working Updated: Oct-02-15 2:46 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources says a program to screen prospective workers at long-term care centers is working.
- Board postpones vote on another Planned Parenthood review Updated: Oct-01-15 6:51 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's Legislative Audit Council postponed voting Thursday on whether to launch another state investigation into Planned Parenthood.
- Bristol-Myers' gets early approval of combo cancer treatment Updated: Oct-01-15 4:38 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The first combination of breakthrough drugs that boost the immune system to fight cancer has been approved, giving maker Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. an early lead over competitors testing other combos in a pharmaceutical gold rush of sorts.
- Making the switch to assisted living, nursing homes Updated: Oct-01-15 5:01 am
SHERIDAN, Wyoming - It was not an easy decision.
- Jefferson Parish may lease West Jefferson Medical Center Updated: Sep-30-15 12:20 pm
GRETNA, Louisiana - Jefferson Parish officials have a nearly $600 million deal to lease the parish-owned West Jefferson Medical Center to a private operator.
- El Paso abortion clinic reopens amid Texas court battles Updated: Sep-29-15 3:20 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - An El Paso clinic shuttered by Texas' tough 2013 abortion law reopened Tuesday, the first in the state to do so since the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked enforcement of some key restrictions three months ago.
- Eli Lilly, Incyte drug fares well in late-stage research Updated: Sep-29-15 10:58 am
A potential rheumatoid arthritis treatment from Eli Lilly and Incyte fared better than another drug in late-stage testing, and the drugmakers are moving closer to seeking regulatory approval to sell it.
- City of Jackson pushes health care corridor Updated: Sep-29-15 10:35 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Jackson has created the first step toward establishing a health care corridor in the city in an effort to drive economic development around the area's medical facilities.
- Environmental officials issue penalties to 2 hospitals Updated: Sep-29-15 2:20 am
DOVER, Delaware - State environmental officials have issued penalties to two Delaware hospitals for hazardous waste violations.
- Florida gov. calls for more regulation of hospitals Updated: Sep-28-15 8:13 pm
MIAMI - In his latest dispute with Florida hospitals, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday called for additional regulations, including a requirement that they disclose more information about prices charged to patients.
- Sanofi settles lawsuit enabling rival to Lantus insulin Updated: Sep-28-15 3:09 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A less-expensive version of the world's top-selling insulin, Sanofi's Lantus, could go on sale in the U.S. late next year.
- Congressional Democrats push for Valeant Pharma subpoena Updated: Sep-28-15 2:38 pm
Congressional Democrats are pressing a Republican committee chairman to force a pharmaceutical company to turn over documents tied to price hikes imposed earlier this year.
- Officials: Psychiatric hospital could lose federal funds Updated: Sep-28-15 12:28 pm
SEATTLE - Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital could lose millions of federal dollars for failing to ensure the safety of a patient who was tied down and sedated when another patient attacked him with a shoe and fist, causing serious injuries.
- Alzheimer's dementia cases expected to increase in number Updated: Sep-28-15 10:37 am
ALTOONA, Pennsylvania - Alzheimer's disease is a problem expected to grow in the years ahead.
- Lawsuit says couple stole, sold recalled supplements on eBay Updated: Sep-28-15 7:03 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - A pharmaceutical company has filed a federal lawsuit against a former company executive, claiming he and his wife improperly took 1,766 recalled bottles of the supplement Anatabloc from a storage facility and sold them on eBay for personal gain.
- Former nurse, 2nd man arrested in pill theft from facility Updated: Sep-27-15 4:59 pm
BUNKER HILL, Indiana - Police have charged two men with stealing more than 600 narcotic pills from a north central Indiana assisted living facility.
- Nebraska lawmakers looking at options for Medicaid expansion Updated: Sep-27-15 9:57 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A new coalition of Nebraska lawmakers is considering options for expanding Medicaid coverage that could be approved by the Legislature, which has rejected similar measures three times in as many years.
- Suspended lifted for license at Greenville abortion clinic Updated: Sep-25-15 7:14 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - State officials say one of two South Carolina abortion clinics which had their licenses suspended has met terms of the order and had the sanction lifted.
- Missouri Planned Parenthood set to lose hospital privileges Updated: Sep-25-15 6:05 pm
- Multiple factors cause high prescription drug prices in US Updated: Sep-25-15 3:27 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Sticker-shocked patients increasingly wonder why prices for prescription drugs continue to rise in the U.S.