Health care industry

November 16, 2018 - 10:38 am
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas corporation that runs behavioral health hospitals is accused of illegally holding four patients. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that SAS Healthcare Inc. was indicted Wednesday on nine counts of violating the Texas Mental Health Code. The indictment alleges the...
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James Swartz, director of the Massachusetts-based consumer safety group World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., displays a Black Panther "slash claw" as he introduces toys topping the group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season, during a news conference, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at a hospital, in Boston. The group says the Black Panther "slash claw" has the potential for eye and facial injuries. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
November 13, 2018 - 1:40 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., unveiled its 46th annual list of the 10 "worst...
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November 12, 2018 - 8:38 am
Athenahealth shares soared Monday after the struggling medical billing software maker received a $5.7 billion cash buyout offer. Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital plan to give athenahealth shareholders $135 per share in a deal that will take the company private. That represents a roughly...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, file photo trader Peter Tuchman, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Nov. 5. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 05, 2018 - 3:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks mostly rose Monday as financial and health care companies finished higher, while Apple and other technology companies continued to fall. Asian indexes fell following weak economic data in China and a lack of progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017 file photo, an Israeli flag flies outside a Teva Pharmaceutical Industries building, in Neot Hovav, Israel. On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, Israeli drug maker Teva reported a third-quarter loss as it proceeds with an aggressive cost-cutting program and adjusts to declines in key product categories. But the company gave an upbeat outlook, citing stabilization in its core generics business, the launch of new products and progress with its restructuring program. Its stock price surged on the news. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
November 01, 2018 - 12:12 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Thursday reported a third-quarter loss as it proceeds with an aggressive cost-cutting program and adjusts to declines in key product categories. But the company gave an upbeat outlook, citing stabilization in its core generics...
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FILE- This Dec. 4, 2017, file photo shows a tablet of Pfizer's Viagra, left, and the company's generic version, sildenafil citrate, at Pfizer Inc., headquarters in New York. Pfizer Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 30, 2018 - 8:32 am
Pfizer posted a 45 percent jump in third-quarter profit, as it benefited from sharply lower taxes due to this year's federal tax cut and slightly higher revenue. The maker of Viagra and nerve pain treatment Lyrica on Tuesday reported net income of $4.11 billion, or 69 cents per share. Adjusted for...
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President Donald Trump talks about drug prices during a visit to the Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 26, 2018 - 12:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump has announced a plan to lower prices for some prescription drugs, saying it would stop unfair practices that force Americans to pay much more than people in other countries for the same medications. "We are...
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President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, from a campaign rally in Mosinee, Wis. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
October 25, 2018 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is focusing on the cost of prescription drugs. And Trump is linking the prices Americans complain about to one of his longstanding grievances: foreign countries the president says are taking advantage of U.S...
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October 19, 2018 - 7:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Europe's medicines regulator has recommended the approval of the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine's wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging it was linked to three deaths. The European Medicines Agency said Friday it had adopted a "positive opinion...
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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows part of the UnitedHealth Group, Inc. campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
October 16, 2018 - 5:52 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — UnitedHealth reported better-than-expected profits and revenue for the third quarter and the company raised its outlook yet again on strong trends in the insurance business. Earnings for the largest U.S. health insurer jumped almost 30 percent to $3.19 billion, or $3.24. Earnings...
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