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Stories with subject: Health care industry
  • Schools fear lawsuits by stocking medication 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:58 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A new law taking effect this summer requiring New Mexico schools stockpile medicine to treat students for severe allergic reactions or asthma attacks has officials concerned, the Albuquerque Journal reported ( ).

  • Oxford sees improved credit rating 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:25 pm
  • OXFORD, Mississippi - Oxford's financial adviser says the city's credit rating has improved.

  • Demand increasing for paid caregivers 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:58 pm
  • SIOUX CITY, Iowa - When they married 31 years ago, Dave Johnson joked that someday his younger wife, Alicia, would be pushing him around in a wheelchair.

  • Topeka nursing homes pursue culture change 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:04 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Nursing homes traditionally have run more like hospitals than homes, but a growing number around Topeka are changing business as usual.

  • Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:40 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month.

  • Abortion doctors' admitting rights reinstated 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:58 pm
  • AUSTIN, Texas - A judge has temporarily reinstated admitting privileges to two abortion providers at a Dallas hospital that had stripped the doctors of those rights.

  • UPMC wants city to bill subsidiaries for taxes 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:07 pm
  • PITTSBURGH - The city should send tax bills to subsidiaries of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center if officials really believe the hospital network shouldn't be a tax-exempt nonprofit, an attorney is arguing.

  • AP Exclusive: Turner had more than $4M on line 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:22 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner earned nearly $8 million selling nursing homes in the last two years and stands to earn between $1 million and $2 million on projects now being developed, thanks in part to legislation he helped block this year.

  • GOP leader's ethics hearing set for Wednesday 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:25 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - The House Ethics Committee has scheduled a hearing to decide whether a powerful House Republican violated ethics rules by lobbying against a measure that would have cost him and others millions of dollars in potential profits.

  • Massachusetts psychiatric prison under scrutiny 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:18 pm
  • BOSTON - A nonprofit watchdog group has opened an investigation into the treatment of inmates at the Bridgewater State Hospital psychiatric prison.

  • Habitat group plans multi-home push in Evansville 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:58 am
  • EVANSVILLE, Indiana - Habitat for Humanity of Evansville has set its sights on a multi-home building effort in the city's Jacobsville neighborhood, on property donated by Deaconess.

  • Candidate backs Massachusetts 'single payer' plan 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 8:45 pm
  • BOSTON - Democratic candidate for governor Don Berwick on Wednesday called for a "single health care payment system" for Massachusetts.

  • Veterans clinics approved for NH's North Country 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:18 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's U.S. senators say the Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the opening of two health care sites in Colebrook and Berlin.

  • Senate panel takes up medical registry bill 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:49 pm
  • CONCORD, New Hampshire - Other states are eager to follow New Hampshire's lead in monitoring medical technicians like the one who stole drugs from Exeter Hospital and infected patients with hepatitis C, but the state can still do more to prevent future problems, according to a lawmaker who is planning additional legislation.

  • GlaxoSmithKline discloses new bribery inquiries 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:28 pm
  • NEW YORK - British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is looking into allegations of bribery within its operations in Jordan and Lebanon.

  • State Land Office earns $69 million in March 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:05 am
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico schools, hospitals and universities received $69 million last month from the State Land Office.

  • Governor signs surprise inspections abortion bill 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:50 pm
  • PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's signing of bill allowing for snap inspections at abortion clinics will likely lead to another legal battle.

  • Judge blocks Massachusetts ban on painkiller 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:13 pm
  • BOSTON - A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.

  • J&J Q1 net up 8 percent on sales jump, lower costs 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:35 pm
  • A turnaround in Johnson & Johnson's prescription medicine business fueled by new drugs, combined with reduced production and administration expenses, lifted first-quarter profit by 8 percent.

  • Opening of nursing home part of Joplin recovery 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:17 am
  • JOPLIN, Missouri - Gladys Dutton has done a lot of things in her life, but Monday's dedication of the Communities at Wildwood Ranch nursing home marked a first.

  • Regional health group expands into more parishes 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:37 am
  • MONROE, Louisiana - Northeast Delta Human Services Authority has joined efforts with Franklin Parish Hospital Service District No. 1 and Morehouse Community Medical Centers to provide services for patients who need both behavioral and primary health care.

  • EMSH to break ground on $14M project 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:04 am
  • MERIDIAN, Mississippi - A groundbreaking, a building dedication, and the closing of three buildings will mark progress later this week at the East Mississippi State Hospital.

  • Wash. mudslide victim, 81, released from hospital 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:56 pm
  • SEATTLE - A Seattle hospital spokeswoman says an 81-year-old man injured in the deadly March 22 mudslide at Oso has been discharged. That leaves just one mudslide victim still at Harborview Medical Center.

  • Court: State must run program despite funding veto 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 7:38 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina's public health department must administer a program that regulates the building or expansion of medical facilities even though its funding was vetoed by the governor, the state's highest court ruled Monday.

  • Feds extend funds to Fla hospitals for 1 more year 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:19 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Federal health officials have agreed to funnel $2 billion to Florida hospitals and providers that serve uninsured patients for another year.