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Stories with subject: Health care industry
  • The beat goes on for 81-year-old musician Leo Samora 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 9:44 am

    PUEBLO, Colorado - If there is such a thing as a rock star for the Pueblo senior set, his name is Leo Samora. At 81, and 40 years into his musical performance career, Samora is as busy as he ever was, performing as often as three times a week at assisted living facilities throughout the city.

  • After 60 years of research, McLaughlin faces new challenge 
    Updated: Aug-29-15 5:05 am

    GREAT FALLS, Montana - Since its 1954 inception as a small research laboratory in out-of-the-way Great Falls, Montana, the McLaughlin Research Institute has grown to a highly respected biomedical research center whose scientists' research has been cited as contributing to the work of two Nobel Prize winners for physiology or medicine.

  • Mylan shareholders approve pursuit of Perrigo 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:37 am

    NEW YORK - Mylan NV's shareholders approved the company's hostile pursuit of Perrigo Co. and the generic drugmaker hopes to push ahead with a formal offer soon.

  • $17.2 million awarded to 26 NY medical research institutions 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 3:08 am

    ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says $17.2 million in state awards is going to 26 academic medical institutions to train new clinical researchers doing cutting-edge biomedical research.

  • Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 9:12 pm

    WASHINGTON - Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.

  • Central Arkansas veteran hospitals decrease some wait times 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:49 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System has hired more staff, streamlined services and decreased wait times for several types of medical appointments by as much as 12 days on average.

  • FDA lays out proposal for naming lower-cost biotech drugs 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 4:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration released its proposal Thursday for naming lower-cost biotech drugs, a critical step in creating a market for the new class of medicines.

  • Tomah VA Medical Center halting psychiatric services 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 11:22 am

    TOMAH, Wisconsin - The troubled Tomah Veterans Administration Medical Center is making several changes related to its psychiatric and emergency services to address staffing shortages.

  • Montana Editorial Roundup 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 7:22 pm

    The Billings Gazette, Aug. 21, on health coverage for Montanans:

  • Judge says Arizona Medicaid plan hospital fee constitutional 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 6:41 pm

    PHOENIX - A judge ruled Wednesday that a hospital assessment that pays for the expansion of the state's Medicaid program did not require a supermajority vote of the Legislature to be enacted and is therefore constitutional.

  • Novo Nordisk adding diabetes drug output in NC, Denmark 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 4:47 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk said Wednesday it will open new factories in North Carolina and Denmark as pharmaceutical companies seek to keep up with demand for diabetes medications in an increasingly overweight world.

  • Federal court backs patent protecting Eli Lilly cancer drug 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 10:13 am

    INDIANAPOLIS - Shares of Eli Lilly rose Wednesday after the drugmaker said a federal court upheld a patent protecting one of its top-selling drugs, the cancer treatment Alimta.

  • Missouri abortion licensing law splits GOP, health officials 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 9:52 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Republican senators and the Missouri health department director debated Tuesday whether a Columbia Planned Parenthood met state requirements needed to perform abortions, an issue that has led to questions about whether the agency properly granted the clinic a license in July.

  • Planned Parenthood sues Louisiana over cut to Medicaid funds 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 2:31 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge Tuesday to stop Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration from ending Medicaid payments to the organization's Louisiana clinics.

  • Belleville hospital to align with St. Louis provider 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 1:58 pm

    BELLEVILLE, Illinois - A Belleville hospital has won state approval to align with a prominent St. Louis health care network.

  • Pfizer says Hospira purchase will close in early September 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 7:41 pm

    NEW YORK - Drugmaker Pfizer says it's received the final regulatory approvals for its $15.23 billion purchase of the injectable drug and infusion device maker Hospira, and says the deal will close in early September.

  • Likely legalization vote prompts action on medical marijuana 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 6:42 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - The likelihood that California voters will be asked to legalize recreational marijuana next year is prompting lawmakers to make a serious run at reining in the state's vast medical marijuana industry - a job they have deferred for nearly two decades.

  • Liberians look for help to care for research chimps story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 4:34 pm

    CHIMPANZEE ISLAND, Liberia - Eleven chimpanzees rushed out from the bush and descended from trees to the shore, making jubilant sounds to greet the speed boat bringing food.

  • New York reaches $8 million settlement in Medicaid case 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 3:37 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Three New York hospitals and a health care management company have agreed to an $8 million settlement with state and federal authorities to resolve allegations they illegally billed Medicaid, the state's attorney general announced Monday.

  • Columbia clinic licensed for abortions received exemption 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 12:13 pm

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - When the Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia was granted a license to provide medication-induced abortions, it was exempted from the requirement that it have a doctor on staff with surgical privileges at a hospital in the community.

  • Kansas lost federal funds stripped from Planned Parenthood 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 6:04 pm

    WICHITA, Kansas - Since Kansas won its fight to strip Planned Parenthood and another clinic of federal family planning dollars more than a year ago, promising to use those funds at other medical facilities and offer the same services, the state has instead lost the money and many services for low-income patients have been cut.

  • Drug industry links run deep in field of sexual medicine story has photos
    Updated: Aug-20-15 8:49 pm

    WASHINGTON - How do you measure sexual desire?

  • Audit: Program with uncertain future finds Medicaid savings 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 7:59 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The nonprofit program in which primary care physicians keep close tabs on most of North Carolina's Medicaid recipients saves the state more than $300 per patient annually and probably improves their health, according to a state audit released Thursday.

  • Hospitals donate $80,000 to shaken baby prevention program 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 7:38 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Hospitals around the state are donating more than $80,000 to Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies so the organization can continue an education program aimed at preventing shaken baby injuries and deaths after a state board decided not to renew its funding.

  • Diabetes drug shows 1st protection from heart complications 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 5:05 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - For the first time, there's evidence that a diabetes medication, Jardiance, reduces risk of the complications that are the top killer of diabetics: heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular damage.