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  • updated storyTeva to pay $1.2 billion in drug-delay settlement 
    Updated: May-28-15 1:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal regulators announced Thursday that Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries will pay $1.2 billion to settle charges that one of its subsidiaries illegally blocked the launch of low-cost generic versions of the blockbuster sleeping pill Provigil.

  • Budget committee approves long-term care changes 
    Updated: May-27-15 7:15 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin lawmakers have tweaked Gov. Scott Walker's plan to expand the state's Family Care program and wrap the IRIS program into it.

  • Zogenix says former obesity drug reduced seizures in study 
    Updated: May-27-15 2:43 pm

    NEW YORK - Drugmaker Zogenix said Wednesday that a drug once used to fight obesity before it was taken off the market may help treat a rare disease that causes severe seizures in young children.

  • New Hampshire hospitals say Medicaid expansion is working 
    Updated: May-24-15 12:53 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - The number of uninsured people showing up in New Hampshire emergency rooms continues to drop, a trend hospital officials attribute to the state's expanded Medicaid program.

  • State health care industry spent $19M lobbying lawmakers 
    Updated: May-23-15 12:41 pm

    BOSTON - Hospitals, insurers, doctors, unions and pharmaceutical companies spent a record $19 million trying to sway Beacon Hill lawmakers last year, a reflection of the industry's political and economic muscle and a rapidly changing health care landscape.

  • VA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital story has photos
    Updated: May-22-15 8:07 pm

    DENVER - Construction crews are returning to work at the veterans hospital outside Denver after a last-minute deal with congressional leaders avoided a shutdown of the half-finished project.

  • Alzheimer's patient won't be charged in killing 
    Updated: May-22-15 7:40 pm

    GOLDEN, Colorado - Prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against an 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient accused of killing his roommate at an assisted living facility in Lakewood.

  • Emergency room at Topeka VA hospital could reopen soon 
    Updated: May-22-15 4:08 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - An emergency room at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Topeka is expected to reopen soon after it was closed last year on a temporary basis because of understaffing problems.

  • Boston Children's Hospital to add 276 doctors in 3 states 
    Updated: May-22-15 4:04 pm

    BOSTON - Boston Children's Hospital has made a deal to acquire a network of out-of-state doctors to expand and reach more patients beyond the city.

  • Montana company specializes in saving trouble nursing homes 
    Updated: May-22-15 10:05 am

    SARATOGA, Wyoming - The president of a Montana company taking over a financially troubled nursing home in southern Wyoming says his company specializes in turning around troubled facilities.

  • CVS paying $10.4B in cash for drug distributor Omnicare story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 3:35 pm

    CVS Health will pay more than $10 billion for pharmaceutical distributor Omnicare in a deal primed to feed its fast-growing specialty drug business and tap a lucrative and growing market: care for the elderly.

  • New $466M building planned for Poughkeepsie medical center 
    Updated: May-21-15 11:24 am

    POUGHKEEPSIE, New York - The operator of three Hudson Valley hospitals has announced a $466 million plan to build a new inpatient building in the city of Poughkeepsie.

  • Florida hospital commission meeting echoes Scott's agenda 
    Updated: May-20-15 6:56 pm

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Gov. Rick Scott's hospital commission held its first meeting Wednesday, overwhelmed by mounds of data but intent on determining whether hospitals that receive tax money are being managed efficiently.

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for May 21 
    Updated: May-20-15 5:48 pm

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

  • Johnson & Johnson expects lucrative return on drug pipeline 
    Updated: May-20-15 4:04 pm

    NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey - Johnson & Johnson is predicting big returns from its prescription drug business, both financially and medically, as it develops treatments and strategies to intervene earlier and prevent or reduce the damage from several conditions, including Alzheimer's disease and diabetes.

  • Services, jobs to be cut at 3 Big Island hospitals 
    Updated: May-20-15 8:52 am

    HONOLULU - Hawaii's state-funded hospital system is cutting almost 90 jobs and reducing some services at three east Big Island facilities in an effort to bridge a $7 million deficit for the coming fiscal year.

  • Home health care providers plead for more state funding 
    Updated: May-19-15 5:46 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Providers of community and home-based health care joined together Tuesday to plead for more state money and criticize lawmakers and Gov. Maggie Hassan for what they say is chronic underfunding of their programs.

  • Kansas takes over nursing home because operator is insolvent 
    Updated: May-19-15 4:37 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - The state has temporarily taken over a Topeka nursing home after its owners couldn't make payroll and no one else stepped forward to run it.

  • Johnson & Johnson agrees to pay $7.8M to settle lawsuit 
    Updated: May-19-15 10:23 am

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Court filings show pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $7.8 million to settle a lawsuit over how the company marketed an antipsychotic drug to Arkansas doctors.

  • Florida agencies give dire warnings if government shuts down 
    Updated: May-18-15 10:10 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - State officials warned on Monday that if Florida legislators fail to reach a deal on a new state budget, everything from child abuse investigations to money for teachers could be halted in coming weeks.

  • VA: Denver construction will stop if Congress doesn't act 
    Updated: May-18-15 8:20 pm

    DENVER - Construction on the budget-busting Denver veterans hospital will stop if Congress doesn't authorize more spending on the project within a week, the Veterans Affairs Department said Monday.

  • Sen. Ayotte highlights drug-exposed newborn legislation 
    Updated: May-18-15 3:41 pm

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Medical providers and first responders on Monday urged Sen. Kelly Ayotte to consider further incorporating mental health treatment into her efforts to address New Hampshire's heroin and prescription drug crisis.

  • Bloomington prepares for game day traffic near new hospital 
    Updated: May-18-15 3:27 pm

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - Plans to build a new hospital and academic health center at Indiana University have raised concerns about traffic on Hoosier football and basketball game days.

  • Endo buying Par for $8B in push for generics, higher profit 
    Updated: May-18-15 2:52 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Drugmaker Endo International PLC is climbing toward the top of the steadily consolidating generic medicine business with a deal to buy Par Pharmaceutical Holdings Inc. for about $8.05 billion.

  • Audit questions Medicaid billing by 335 California dentists 
    Updated: May-18-15 12:29 am

    LOS ANGELES - A California dentist who treats children under Medicaid billed for more than 1,000 services a day for almost 100 days in 2012. Another provided 33 procedures - including multiple stainless steel crowns and baby root canals - to a 4-year-old during a visit. Another received an extremely high payment per child - $699 compared with a statewide average payment of $166 per child.