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  • Sept 29- Horizon Pharma Plc said it would pay pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding $65 million to settle litigation related to after-market rebates for three of its medicines. Express Scripts, the largest manager of U.S. drug benefits, in November sued Horizon for a breach of contract, seeking $166.2 million in rebates related to Duexis, Rayos and...

  • Sept 29- Horizon Pharma Plc said it would pay pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding $65 million to settle litigation related to after-market rebates for three of its medicines. Express Scripts, the largest manager of U.S. drug benefits, in November sued Horizon for a breach of contract, seeking $166.2 million in rebates related to Duexis, Rayos and...

  • You are nervous about what the tests will show, but at least you do not have to worry about hospital bills- you have Medicare, so you can relax about healthcare coverage. Not if you are in the hospital under "observation status"- a Medicare designation applied to patients deemed insufficiently ill for formal admission, but still too sick to be allowed to go home.

  • You are nervous about what the tests will show, but at least you do not have to worry about hospital bills- you have Medicare, so you can relax about healthcare coverage. Not if you are in the hospital under "observation status"- a Medicare designation applied to patients deemed insufficiently ill for formal admission, but still too sick to be allowed to go home.

  • You are nervous about what the tests will show, but at least you do not have to worry about hospital bills- you have Medicare, so you can relax about healthcare coverage. Not if you are in the hospital under "observation status"- a Medicare designation applied to patients deemed insufficiently ill for formal admission, but still too sick to be allowed to go home.

  • You are nervous about what the tests will show, but at least you do not have to worry about hospital bills- you have Medicare, so you can relax about healthcare coverage. Not if you are in the hospital under "observation status"- a Medicare designation applied to patients deemed insufficiently ill for formal admission, but still too sick to be allowed to go home.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 28- Private equity investor Bridgepoint is stepping up preparations to list France's second-largest independent private hospital group Medipole on the stock exchange by the end of the year, in a deal potentially valuing the company at about 1.5 billion euros, people close to the matter said. Medipole posted earnings before interest, taxes,...

  • Sept 21- The United States could save at least $15.5 billion in annual healthcare spending if malnutrition caused by chronic diseases is better addressed, according to a study. The study, conducted by Abbott Laboratories' nutrition division and the University of Illinois, noted one in three patients who arrive at a U.S.-hospital suffer from malnutrition.

  • Valeant's statement comes after Bloomberg reported that some medical centers had yet to see a cent of savings on Nitropress or Isuprel. The Canadian drugmaker announced in May it would raise discounts to hospitals on the heart drugs to as much as 40 percent off list prices after shareholder William Ackman pledged to revisit controversial price increases on...

  • Under so-called seamless conversion, an insurer can seek permission from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid to auto-enroll members of its non- Medicare insurance plans when they reach 65, the age of Medicare eligibility. Auto-enrollment might be convenient, but it short circuits one of the most important choices to be made when signing up for Medicare-...

  • *IBA to expand workforce by a third. LOUVAIN LA NEUVE, Belgium, Sept 1- When Yves Jongen stood at the controls of his proton therapy machine fifteen years ago to treat a cancer patient for the first time he was petrified. Proton therapy made the front pages in Britain last year when five-year-old Ashya King was removed from hospital by his parents, against the advice...

  • *IBA to expand workforce by a third. LOUVAIN LA NEUVE, Belgium, Sept 1- When Yves Jongen stood at the controls of his proton therapy machine fifteen years ago to treat a cancer patient for the first time he was petrified. Proton therapy made the front pages in Britain last year when five-year-old Ashya King was removed from hospital by his parents, against the advice...

  • Executive Edge: The Uber of pediatricians

    Baby Doctor co-founders Shachar Golan and Dania Rumbak discuss their on-demand health care startup that connects doctors and parents for pediatric house calls in Manhattan.

  • Aug 31- Express Scripts Holding, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, said on Wednesday it will implement a program next year that guarantees per-patient spending caps on diabetes drug costs in an effort to limit soaring increases for its customers. "If they go over the cap, we're on the hook dollar for dollar," Glen Stettin, chief innovation officer at Express...

  • Aug 29- Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc said it would partner with pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics to reduce drug procurement costs. The companies will combine their central specialty pharmacy and mail order service businesses and introduce a new retail pharmacy network that will give Prime Therapeutics' customers access to Walgreens' pharmacy...

  • Aug 29- Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc said it would combine its central specialty pharmacy and mail service businesses with pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics, as part of a long-term agreement.

  • Aug 24- PharMerica Corp, a U.S. pharmacy manager for long-term care facilities, is exploring strategic alternatives including a potential sale, according to people familiar with the matter. The move comes five years after PharMerica received an unsolicited bid from rival Omnicare Inc, which subsequently backed off from a hostile takeover after the U.S....

  • Honor CEO: Reinventing senior care

    Seth Sternberg, Honor co-founder & CEO, discusses his plans to disrupt the multi-billion dollar home care business by offering on-demand senior care.

  • Aug 3- Banner Health, a non-profit organization that runs a chain of hospitals, said hackers may have gained unauthorized access to patient, physician and beneficiary data. The hackers may have gained unauthorized access to computer systems that process payment card data at food and beverage outlets at some Banner Health locations, the company said on...

  • TORONTO, Aug 2- Canada's main stock index fell on Tuesday, with energy stocks slumping 2 percent as fears of an oil supply glut haunted investors, while banks also weighed on sentiment. Canada's stock market was closed on Monday for a public holiday. At 10:32 a.m. EDT, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 103.2 points, or 0.71 percent, to...