- VA must find millions to finish troubled Denver hospital 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 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.
- Feds offers Florida plan aimed at solving state budget mess Updated: May-21-15 1:34 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - The Obama administration offered Thursday to extend Florida's hospital funds for another two years, but only at about half the amount the state received last year - a deal that might help fill a $1 billion state budget hole and resolve a legislative stalemate.
- 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.
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- 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.
- Alaska officials take over nursing home after inspection Updated: May-16-15 4:47 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska officials are taking over a long-term care facility after inspectors found issues that they say jeopardize the residents' health.
- Man accuses health care system of losing piece of his brain Updated: May-16-15 2:05 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A man has filed a lawsuit against Norton Healthcare, claiming employees lost a piece of his brain after surgery.
- Department of Health Services investigating state hospital Updated: May-15-15 11:58 pm
PHOENIX - The Arizona Department of Health Services is investigating concerns about patient safety at the State Hospital and put at least two staff members on administrative leave, authorities said Friday.
- Legislators agree to do budget, health care during session Updated: May-15-15 8:28 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida's Republican-led Legislature will return to the state Capitol in June and try to do what they couldn't do during their 60-day session that crashed to a halt.