Health care industry

FILE- In this May 17, 2018, file photo an American flag hangs above the bell podium on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, June 4. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
June 04, 2018 - 3:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose for the second consecutive day Monday with technology companies, retailers and household goods companies in the lead. Indexes of technology companies and smaller, more U.S.-focused companies both hit all-time highs. Major technology companies including Google's...
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FILE - In this June 14, 2011, file photo, various prescription drugs on the automated pharmacy assembly line at Medco Health Solutions in Willingboro, N.J. Medicare recipients cut back on pricey brand-name drugs but they still had to spend more on such medications anyway, according to a government report that blames rising manufacturer prices for squeezing older people and taxpayers. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 04, 2018 - 8:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare recipients filled fewer prescriptions for pricey brand-name drugs — but spent more on such meds anyway, says a government report released Monday. It blames rising manufacturer prices for squeezing older people and taxpayers. The Health and Human Services inspector general...
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June 04, 2018 - 2:00 am
BERLIN (AP) — German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG said Monday that it plans to complete its purchase of U.S. seed and weed-killer maker Monsanto Co. this week after receiving all the required approvals from regulators. Bayer said in a statement that it plans to complete the acquisition on...
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This Friday, June 1, 2018 photo shows Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center has suspended all medical procedures in its renowned heart transplant program following the deaths this year of at least three patients. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center announced Friday, June 1, 2018 that the transplant program will be inactive for 14 days as administrators assess what's gone awry with operations. (Jon Shapely/Houston Chronicle via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 3:21 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital has suspended all medical procedures in its renowned heart transplant program following the deaths this year of at least three patients and the departure of several senior physicians. Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center said Friday that the transplant program will be...
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FILE- In this Nov. 5, 2017, file photo, former president George H.W. Bush arrives for an NFL football game between the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts in Houston. A spokesman for the former president says the 93-year-old has been hospitalized for low blood pressure and fatigue. Spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted just after 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018, that Bush will likely remain in the hospital for a few days. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
May 30, 2018 - 11:37 am
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is in "good spirits" at a Maine hospital but will need several more days of treatment. The 93-year-old was taken to a hospital on Sunday when he experienced low blood pressure and fatigue hours after attending a pancake...
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May 24, 2018 - 1:34 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Tennessee has announced it will invest $100 million to expand its global outreach program in hopes of improving access to medical care for children with cancer around the world. Executives of the Memphis-based hospital announced the...
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May 23, 2018 - 11:33 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is set to deliver a victory to President Donald Trump by expanding private care for veterans as an alternative to the troubled Veterans Affairs health system, despite concerns from some Democrats that this will prove too costly. The Senate is expected to approve a wide-...
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This undated image made available by F. Hoffmann-La Roche shows a vial of the company's Herceptin medication. According to a study released on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12, greatly reducing the risk of heart damage it can cause. (F. Hoffmann-La Roche via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 4:38 pm
Many women with a common and aggressive form of breast cancer that is treated with Herceptin can get by with six months of the drug instead of the usual 12, greatly reducing the risk of heart damage it sometimes can cause, a study suggests. It's good news, but it comes nearly two decades after the...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen leaves federal court in New York City. Porn actress Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti, said Monday, May 14, he did nothing wrong by distributing a report last week that detailed the finances of the president's personal attorney, Cohen, and showed he had charged companies a hefty price for "insight" about Trump. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 16, 2018 - 8:15 am
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis said Wednesday that its top lawyer is retiring over a deal to hire U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as a consultant. The Basel-based company said general counsel Felix Ehrat is stepping down after about seven years in...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2016 file photo, a truck loaded with Turkish aid supplies arrives through the Kerem Shalom border crossing with Israel to Rafah, Gaza Strip. Late Friday, a large crowd of Palestinians badly damaged a fuel and gas terminal and a conveyor belt at the Kerem Shalom crossing. Israel closed the crossing and said it would likely take weeks or months to repair the damage. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
May 13, 2018 - 1:19 pm
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Gaza Strip is rapidly running out of cooking gas and diesel fuel for hospital generators will only last another 7-10 days, officials said Sunday, after Palestinian protesters destroyed the fuel terminal at the territory's only cargo crossing. In Friday night's...
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