- Hospital where woman in custody died cited for deficiencies Updated: Feb-12-16 6:24 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The hospital where a black woman died after she was forcibly removed from the emergency room by a white police officer was cited for 10 "deficiencies," including failing to properly examine the woman when she complained of difficulty breathing, state health officials said.
- Louisiana governor's speech stokes fears, threatens football Updated: Feb-12-16 6:21 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards' talk of shuttered hospitals, college closures and a canceled football season for the LSU Tigers drew attention Friday to Louisiana's deep budget woes, mixed with criticism that the Democratic governor was fear-mongering.
- UK competition authorities fine GSK $54.5 million Updated: Feb-12-16 6:23 am
LONDON - Britain's competition authority has fined drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline plc 37.6 million pounds ($54.5 million) for stalling the potential entry of generic competitors of an anti-depressant drug Seroxat into the marketplace.
- Jury rules against Montana woman's wrongful-birth lawsuit Updated: Feb-11-16 11:55 pm
BOZEMAN, Montana - A Montana jury ruled Thursday against a woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she said failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis.
- Kansas Senate moves to protect pensions, mental hospitals Updated: Feb-11-16 10:58 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Senate approved proposals aimed at preventing the state from shorting its contributions to public pensions or having private companies run its two mental hospitals, part of a larger plan it also advanced Thursday night to balance the next state budget.
- The Latest: Kansas Senate approves budget-balancing measure Updated: Feb-11-16 10:38 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Latest on the debate over balancing the state budget (all times local):
- Flint health professionals to coordinate lead-related care Updated: Feb-11-16 5:10 pm
FLINT, Michigan - A health information organization is giving $250,000 to connect all health care providers serving residents affected by the crisis caused by lead in Flint's drinking water.
- Kentucky insurance commissioner approves Humana-Aetna merger Updated: Feb-11-16 4:53 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Aetna's plan to take over Louisville-based health care giant Humana has been approved, officials said.
- Health care battle brewing between governors in Kentucky Updated: Feb-11-16 4:22 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's two most recent governors went to war over the state's health care system Thursday, raising the stakes in a battle that could tarnish the legacy of the Obama administration's health care law.
- Western NY-based company to expand, add 1,400 jobs upstate Updated: Feb-11-16 1:40 pm
ALBANY, New York - A Buffalo-based pharmaceutical company that makes cancer drugs plans to expand its headquarters and open a new manufacturing facility in western New York, creating an estimated 1,400 jobs over 10 years.
- Pakistan's ex-President Musharraf discharged from hospital Updated: Feb-11-16 10:17 am
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf was briefly hospitalized in the port city of Karachi on Thursday after suffering chest pain and breathing problems but was allowed home later that day, a senior leader of his party and his spokeswoman said.
- Massachusetts strengthens oversight of nursing homes Updated: Feb-11-16 7:40 am
BOSTON - Massachusetts health regulators are strengthening oversight of nursing homes by creating a unit to conduct unannounced inspections and promising to fine problem-plagued facilities.
- Mylan to buy Sweden's Meda AB for $7.2 billion Updated: Feb-10-16 5:42 pm
NEW YORK - Drugmaker Mylan says it will buy Meda AB of Sweden for $7.2 billion in cash and stock, and says the move will help it enter new markets.
- Louisiana reopens 3 oyster harvest areas Updated: Feb-10-16 4:45 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reopened oyster harvest areas 2, 3 and 4 on the east side of the Mississippi River.
- Hospital system agrees to settlement with Attorney General Updated: Feb-10-16 1:22 pm
BOISE, Idaho - St. Luke's Health System has agreed to give hospitals in McCall and Mountain Home back to their taxing districts as part of a settlement with the Idaho Attorney General's office.
- Rwanda hopes to use drones to deliver medical supplies Updated: Feb-10-16 12:53 pm
KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwanda's government has signed an agreement with a U.S.-based robotics company to build infrastructure for drones that would deliver medical supplies to health facilities across the country.
- Police: Man fires shots at Reston hospital, no one hit Updated: Feb-10-16 7:01 am
RESTON, Virginia - Fairfax County police say a man seeking medical attention for a self-inflicted gunshot wound fired at locked hospital doors, but no one else was hurt.
- Hospital industry official hired as Medicaid commissioner Updated: Feb-10-16 4:05 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Gov. Matt Bevin has selected hospital industry executive Stephen Miller to serve as the state's Medicaid commissioner.
- Gov. Bullock takes aim at filling health care jobs Updated: Feb-09-16 6:51 pm
HELENA, Montana - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, hoping to promote his record on producing high-wage jobs, convened a round-table discussion at Montana Tech on Tuesday to address the state's growing need for more health care workers.
- Martin Shkreli sued by artist over Wu-Tang Clan album Updated: Feb-09-16 6:27 pm
NEW YORK - A Long Island artist sued ex-pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli and others Tuesday over the use of his art in a Wu-Tang Clan album, saying he never expected portraits he posted on a fan blog two years ago to be used without his permission.
- FDA panel backs lower-cost version of J&J's top-selling drug Updated: Feb-09-16 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health advisers on Tuesday endorsed a lower-cost version of Johnson & Johnson's blockbuster Remicade, a pricey biotech medicine used to treat a number of inflammatory diseases.
- House approves bill to tighten control on VA construction Updated: Feb-09-16 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON - The House on Tuesday approved a bill to increase oversight and management of large construction projects at the Department of Veterans Affairs after a new VA hospital outside Denver tripled original cost estimates.
- Washington Hospital, service union confirm 3-year contract Updated: Feb-09-16 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania - Washington Hospital has reached a three-year contract agreement with its service workers union.
- Martinsburg Council to vote on definition of public building Updated: Feb-09-16 1:10 pm
MARTINSBURG, West Virginia - Martinsburg City Council members are expected to cast the final vote on an amendment to the city's zoning ordinance that would define public buildings in a way that would prevent the Berkley County Council from opening a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in the city.
- CVS meets 4Q profit forecasts, reaffirms 2016 outlook Updated: Feb-09-16 11:47 am
Acquisitions helped CVS Health's fourth-quarter profit climb 13 percent, and leaders of the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager said Tuesday that they expect to reap more gains from their deal making later this year.