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  • LOS ANGELES— In a Feb. 20, 2015 story about an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" outbreak at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, The Associated Press mischaracterized a statement an expert made about proving the cause of an infection. Lawrence Muscarella, a health care and sterilization expert, said he was suggesting an argument hospitals might use when he said, "...

  • 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....

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Nearly 5,000 nurses at five Twin Cities hospitals have voted to authorize an indefinite strike amid a dispute over a new contract. The workers represented by the Minnesota Nurse's Association voted Thursday to authorize an open-ended walkout at the Allina Health hospitals just two months after a week-long strike ended without a deal.

  • ROSWELL, Ga. _ AdCare Health Systems Inc. on Monday reported a loss of $5 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Roswell, Georgia- based company said it had a loss of 34 cents. Keywords: AdCare Health Systems, Earnings Report.

  • 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...

  • Tenet also said it had reached an agreement in principle with the U.S. Department of Justice to pay $514 million to settle the previously disclosed investigation into alleged kickbacks for referring primarily undocumented pregnant Hispanic women for labor and delivery services at four of its hospitals in Georgia and South Carolina.

  • The third-largest U.S. for-profit hospital chain cited an agreement in principle with the U.S. government to settle, for $514 million, the previously disclosed probe into services provided to Hispanic patients referred to its hospitals. The company reported a net loss from continuing operations of $44 million, or 44 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $60...

  • Aug 1- Tenet Healthcare Corp on Monday posted a net loss in the second quarter, hurt by litigation-related costs. The third-largest U.S. for-profit hospital chain cited an agreement in principle with the U.S. government to resolve a previously disclosed investigation into services provided to Hispanic patients who were referred to four of its hospitals.

  • July 28- Eli Lilly and Co said it received a civil investigative demand from the U.S. attorney's office for the southern district of New York, requesting documents and information relating to contracts with pharmacy benefit managers. Pharmacy benefit managers, which administer drug benefits for employers and health plans and also run large mail-order...

  • July 28- Eli Lilly and Co said it received a civil investigative demand from the U.S. attorney's office for the southern district of New York, requesting documents and information relating to contracts with pharmacy benefit managers.

  • *Sets aside reserve of $300 mln related to Health Net ops. July 26- Centene Corp's chief executive said the mid-cap health insurer did not have the network for the Medicare Advantage assets Aetna Inc or other large managed care companies are looking to sell as part of the industry-wide consolidation. Neidorff said Centene's target customers for Medicare...

  • Although acquiring these companies would not produce the big boost to earnings sought by the planned mega mergers, they would offer a foothold in markets likely to grow rapidly in coming years, such as Medicaid health plans for the poor and Medicare Advantage coverage for the elderly. Both Molina and Centene have large exposure to private Medicaid plans, a more...

  • 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...