- Highmark urges Pennsylvania to OK $175M for hospital network Updated: May-04-15 3:26 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest clash between two western Pennsylvania health-care providers is in the hands of state insurance regulators.
- Munger says US health care system is too expensive, complex Updated: May-04-15 1:26 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Berkshire Hathaway's Vice Chairman Charlie Munger says the American health care system remains too complicated and expensive.
- Financing plan for Medicaid expansion wins committee support Updated: May-04-15 12:19 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Lawmakers have repeatedly refused to expand Louisiana's Medicaid program, siding with Gov. Bobby Jindal in opposition. But on Monday, they started advancing a proposal that would help pay for an expansion if Louisiana's next governor has any interest.
- Ohio vets' medical care to expand under Air Force, VA pact Updated: May-03-15 8:56 pm
DAYTON, Ohio - An agreement intended to help decrease wait times for veterans seeking medical care has been forged between Air Force and Veterans Affairs officials in Ohio.
- For nearly a year, KanCare lacks inspector general Updated: May-03-15 3:43 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The job of inspector general for the state's managed care Medicaid program has been open for nearly a year, but Kansas health officials insist they are working to fill the position.
- Companies ask Boone judge to keep suit's pill records sealed Updated: May-03-15 3:08 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Eleven pharmaceutical drug distributors have asked a judge to deny the state's request to unseal a court filing containing information about their shipments to West Virginia pharmacies.
- Old, new tech used to research genetic disorders in children Updated: May-03-15 1:02 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - The University of Kansas Medical Center is exploring genetic disorders in children with a combination of next-generation and century-old research methods.
- Hawaii lawmakers approve Maui hospital privatization bill Updated: May-02-15 9:05 pm
HONOLULU - Maui's only acute care hospital and two other state-owned medical facilities could be privatized under a bill given final approval by state lawmakers.
- VA's internal watchdog refused to investigate Aurora project Updated: May-01-15 1:01 pm
DENVER - While the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' internal watchdog issued more than 1,500 reports between 2010 and 2014, not one focused on the agency's troubled hospital project in Aurora, The Denver Post (http://dpo.st/1QTVFsz ) reported Friday.
- Estimate: About 9 percent of SD rural hospitals vulnerable Updated: May-01-15 11:25 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A health care industry consulting firm says about 9 percent of rural hospitals in South Dakota are vulnerable to closure.
- Rural hospitals struggle to stay open, adapt to changes Updated: May-01-15 9:08 am
OSCEOLA, Missouri - After 45 years of providing health care in rural Missouri, Sac-Osage Hospital is being sold piece by piece.
- Kansas sex predator program could move due to labor shortage Updated: Apr-30-15 9:02 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Persistent staffing problems at Larned State Hospital are driving up costs and leading some lawmakers to consider moving its sexual predator treatment program to a new location.
- TRICARE revamp rejected, other benefit changes backed Updated: Apr-30-15 6:42 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House has rejected a proposal to largely replace the military's TRICARE health care system, but has agreed to further study a proposal that would let service members participate in retirement savings plans like a 401(k).
- Gilead lifted by $3.6B 1Q sales of newest hepatitis C pill Updated: Apr-30-15 5:20 pm
FOSTER CITY, California - Gilead Sciences raked in $3.6 billion from sales of its newest hepatitis C pill, lifting the drugmaker's results past Wall Street expectations.
- Johnson subpoenas VA inspector general for Tomah documents Updated: Apr-30-15 2:28 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - U.S. Senator Ron Johnson says he has subpoenaed the Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of the Inspector General for information on an embattled medical center in Tomah.
- Nurses at 6 hospitals across California strike over staffing Updated: Apr-30-15 1:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Registered nurses at six California hospitals went on strike Thursday over staffing levels and other issues during contract negotiations, a move the medical centers called "inappropriate" but said would not interrupt services.
- FDA seeks more data on safety of hospital hand cleaners Updated: Apr-30-15 11:40 am
WASHINGTON - To fight infections, hospital workers can hit the hand sanitizer a hundred times or more a day. Now, the government wants more study of whether that is safe and how well it actually fights the spread of germs.
- Many California hospitals given low patient safety rankings Updated: Apr-30-15 9:04 am
LOS ANGELES - Nearly 40 percent of California hospitals earned low ratings for patient safety in a recent national assessment.
- Drugmaker Sanofi sees Q1 profit drop amid leadership change Updated: Apr-30-15 4:37 am
PARIS - Drugmaker Sanofi has reported a slight drop in income in the first quarter amid a leadership transition and lower sales of its Lantus diabetes drug.
- House OKs bill making it easier to build, expand hospitals Updated: Apr-29-15 6:43 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The South Carolina House gave key approval Wednesday to a bill that would make it easier to build and expand hospitals and other medical facilities, and would end a state oversight program called the certificate of need entirely at the start of 2018.
- Vertex says 1Q sales of cystic fibrosis drug grew 31 percent Updated: Apr-29-15 5:44 pm
BOSTON - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. said Wednesday that sales of its cystic fibrosis drug Kalydeco climbed 31 percent in the first quarter.
- Obama administration hasn't changed course on LIP, Medicaid Updated: Apr-29-15 5:26 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - The Obama administration said Wednesday it had not changed its position on Medicaid expansion and hospital funds, despite contrary interpretations from lawmakers.
- Sitka Hospital asks community for help with money problems Updated: Apr-29-15 2:34 pm
SITKA, Alaska - Sitka Community Hospital is turning to the residents it serves to try to figure out how to climb out of its $2 million budget deficit.
- Mylan raises offer for Perrigo to $34.1B, or $232 per share Updated: Apr-29-15 1:40 pm
NEW YORK - Generic drugmaker Mylan raised its offer for over-the-counter medicines maker Perrigo Wednesday, but the Irish company again rejected Mylan's overture.
- Report: Insurers skirt health law's protections for women Updated: Apr-29-15 9:41 am
CHICAGO - Some insurance plans offered on the health overhaul law's new marketplaces violate the law's requirements for women's health, according to a new report from a women's legal advocacy group.