Health care industry

April 16, 2019 - 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday halted sales of a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic conditions in women, following years of patients' reports of injuries and complications from the implants. The Food and Drug Administration ordered the two remaining makers of the mesh...
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FILE - This Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, file photo illustration shows Johnson & Johnson products, in Philadelphia. Johnson & Johnson is topping profit and revenue expectations for the first quarter partially on strong sales of its psoriasis treatment, Stelara. The New Brunswick, N.J., company on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 posted profit of $3.75 billion, or $1.39 per share. Earnings, adjusted for amortization costs and research and development costs, were $2.10 per share, or 7 cents better that Wall Street expected, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 16, 2019 - 8:41 am
Lower sales overseas and higher costs for research and litigation pushed Johnson & Johnson's first-quarter profit down 14%. Still, the health care giant beat profit and revenue expectations, pushing up its shares in premarket trading. The maker of Tylenol and psoriasis drug Stelara on Tuesday...
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Prime Therapeutics Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Interim President and Chief Executive Officer Mike Kolar, right, testifies before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, during a hearing to explore the high cost of prescription drugs. He is joined at the table by, from left, Cigna Corporation Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Steve Miller, CVS Caremark President and CVS Health Executive Vice President Derica Rice, Humana Healthcare Services Segment President William Fleming and OptumRx Chief Executive Officer John Prince. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 09, 2019 - 2:29 pm
Patient bills, competition and secrecy shared the spotlight Tuesday as pharmacy benefit managers testified before Congress about prescription drug prices. Members of a Senate Finance Committee investigating drug costs pushed the benefit managers to explain why they can't do more to control prices...
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April 03, 2019 - 5:50 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have sent the governor legislation expanding the secrecy surrounding the source of the state's lethal injection drugs, over the objections of press groups, pharmaceutical companies and death penalty opponents. The House voted 71-16 on Wednesday for a bill...
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This Wednesday, March 27, 2019 photo showsTwo bottles of e-liquid - Apple Peach Strawberry and Fuji Apple Strawberry Nectarine - on a counter at a VOLCANO Fine Electronic Cigarettes store in Aiea, Hawaii. Hawaii lawmakers are considering outlawing flavored tobacco and electronic cigarette liquids like Maui Mango and Cookie Monsta in an effort to stop escalating teenage vaping. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
March 29, 2019 - 12:47 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The first state to limit tobacco and electronic cigarette sales to people 21 and older is contemplating a new nicotine crackdown: outlawing flavored electronic cigarette liquids and flavored tobacco to combat a spike in teenage vaping. Hawaii would be the first state to adopt such a...
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President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Thursday, March 28, 2019. (Cory Morse/MLive.com/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a ruling striking down the Trump administration's small-business health insurance plan (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President Donald Trump's administration says it disagrees with a federal judge's ruling that a new type of health insurance plan for small businesses...
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Vaccine
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March 22, 2019 - 7:42 am
WALTON, Ky. (AP) — An unvaccinated student in Kentucky will get his day in court after suing because he can't participate in extracurricular activities during a chickenpox outbreak. The Courier Journal reports 18-year-old Jerome Kunkel's case will be heard in court April 1. Unvaccinated students...
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March 19, 2019 - 7:06 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug specifically developed for severe depression after childbirth. The agency on Tuesday approved Sage Therapeutics' Zulresso, an IV drug given over 2 ½ days. Sage said Zulresso will cost $34,000 without insurance,...
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In this June 15, 2018 photo, pharmaceuticals are seen in North Andover, Mass. As Congress and the Trump administration aim to curb spiraling drug costs, outside groups like the Alliance for Patient Access are raising their voices as they seek to sway the outcome. But not all of these organizations are clear about who they actually represent. Their names can obscure the source of the message and they’re cagey about where all of their money comes from. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
March 18, 2019 - 9:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As ominous music plays in the background, the narrator of a radio ad warns that a Trump administration proposal to apply international pricing to certain Medicare drugs would be a nightmare for seniors. The one-minute spot is the handiwork of the Alliance for Patient Access, a...
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A man sits beside rows of pails as he waits for water trucks return to their area after several days without water in Mandaluyong, metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Aside from the daily line of residents waiting for water rations from trucks, many businesses like laundry shops, carwash and water purifying stations in some parts of metropolitan Manila have been affected by a water shortage from the Manila Water Company due to low levels at the La Mesa dam and the onset of El Nino which causes below normal rainfall conditions. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
March 14, 2019 - 8:43 pm
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — About 6.8 million people have been affected by a water shortage in and around the Philippine capital, with long lines forming for rationed water and businesses and some hospitals struggling to cope after faucets ran dry. Water supplies will be cut for at least six hours a...
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