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  • NEW YORK— Theranos Inc. named a new vice president in charge of regulatory issues and a new chief compliance officer weeks after federal regulators banned the company's founder and CEO from owning or running a medical laboratory for two years. The action followed stories by The Wall Street Journal in which former employees said the company's tests were...

  • The multi-agency report released Monday by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services found that a contracted licensed social worker who evaluated 28- year-old Arthur DaRosa at Morton Hospital in Taunton was "thorough and comprehensive." "Based on the multi-agency review, there is no evidence to suggest that inappropriate care was provided during...

  • SHANGHAI, July 9- China is kicking off a year-long campaign this month to stamp out persistent violence in its overcrowded hospitals by angry patients targeting medical staff, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday. Healthcare is a flashpoint for many people in China, who have long faced issues from ticket touts illegally trading appointment tickets,...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Doctors and hospitals in the United States received $7.52 billion in payments and ownership and investment interests from the makers of drugs and medical devices in 2015, according to data released by a government health agency. The program reported $2.6 billion in general payments, $3.89 billion in research payments and $1.02 billion of...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Doctors and hospitals in the United States received $7.52 billion in payments and ownership and investment interests from the makers of drugs and medical devices in 2015, according to data released by a government health agency. The program reported $2.6 billion in general payments, $3.89 billion in research payments and $1.02 billion of...

  • NEW YORK, June 30- Doctors and hospitals in the United States received $7.52 billion in payments and ownership and investment interests from the makers of drugs and medical devices in 2015, according to data released by a government health agency. The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services said in its open payments report, which is mandated by the "Sunshine Act,"...

  • June 28- Healthcare services provider McKesson Corp said it would combine most of its information technology business with Change Healthcare Holdings Inc to form a new company with combined pro forma annual revenue of $3.4 billion. Change Healthcare, a provider of software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services, will contribute...

  • June 28- Healthcare services provider McKesson Corp said it would combine most of its information technology business with Change Healthcare Holdings Inc to form a new company with combined pro forma annual revenue of $3.4 billion. Change Healthcare, a provider of software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services, will contribute...

  • Change Healthcare, a provider of software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services, will contribute all of its businesses to the new company, with the exception of its pharmacy switch and prescription routing business. Tennessee- based Change Healthcare is currently majority owned by Blackstone Group LP. McKesson and Change...

  • June 28- Healthcare services provider McKesson Corp said it would combine most of its technology solutions business with Change Healthcare Holdings Inc to form a new company with pro forma combined annual revenue of $3.4 billion. Change Healthcare, a provider of software and analytics, network solutions and technology-enabled services, will contribute...

  • June 28- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • June 27- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • China E-Healthcare

    Around 150 million people in China were relying on some form of mobile healthcare applications in 2015, says China market Research's Benjamin Cavender.

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday imposed some limits on the kind of fraud claims that can be brought against federal contractors in a case involving a suit against one of America's largest hospital operators over a woman's death at one of its facilities. Roy Englert, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania- based Universal Health Services' lawyer, said...

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday imposed some limits on the kind of fraud claims that can be brought against federal contractors in a case involving a suit against hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc over a woman's death at one of its facilities. The company wanted the Supreme Court to disallow these kinds of lawsuits...

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday threw out an appeals court ruling that went against hospital operator Universal Health Services Inc over whether it has to face a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding the government in a case arising from a Massachusetts woman's death at a mental health facility. As part of the 8-0 decision, the high court sent...

  • June 15- Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc and AmSurg Corp have agreed to an all-stock merger that would create a healthcare service provider with a proforma market value of about $10 billion, the companies said on Wednesday. The merged entity, called Envision Healthcare Corp, would offer services from pre-hospital care to acute, post-acute and outpatient...

  • June 15- Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc and AmSurg Corp said they would merge in an all-stock deal to create a healthcare service provider with a proforma market value of about $10 billion. The merged entity, to be named Envision Healthcare Corp, will cover a basket of services from pre-hospital care to acute, post-acute and outpatient care.

  • June 15- Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc and AmSurg Corp said they would merge in an all-stock deal to create a healthcare service provider with a proforma market value of about $10 billion. Envision shares fell 6.4 percent to $25.75 in extended trading, while AmSurg's stock rose 1.6 percent to $78.73. AmSurg Chief Executive Christopher Holden will lead the...

  • UnitedHealthcare to pay for kidney donors' travel expenses

    The nation's largest insurer will fund travel and lodging expenses of people who are donating kidneys to customers of UnitedHealthcare.