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  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Writers need good stories to stoke their fiction. What better way to get material than a crazy first job? "I had grown up in a small town with not a lot of exposure to the world, and then I got a job as a psych aide at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Writers need good stories to stoke their fiction. What better way to get material than a crazy first job? "I had grown up in a small town with not a lot of exposure to the world, and then I got a job as a psych aide at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 3- Writers need good stories to stoke their fiction. What better way to get material than a crazy first job? "I had grown up in a small town with not a lot of exposure to the world, and then I got a job as a psych aide at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.

  • LONDON, Nov 1- Drugmaker Shire reported a fall in third-quarter sales of hemophilia drugs acquired when it bought Baxalta, which along with increased costs to integrate the purchase sent its shares lower on Tuesday. Shire Chief Executive Flemming Ornskov said pharmacy benefit managers, which administer drug programs for insurers and others, wanted to manage...

  • LONDON, Nov 1- Drugmaker Shire reported a fall in third-quarter sales of haemophilia drugs acquired when it bought Baxalta, which along with increased costs to integrate the purchase sent its shares lower on Tuesday. Shire Chief Executive Flemming Ornskov said pharmacy benefit managers, which administer drug programmes for insurers and others, wanted to...

  • Oct 27- HCA Holdings Inc's efforts to rein in costs has helped the company cement its position as the largest U.S. for-profit hospital operator, far outperforming its highly leveraged rivals amid a slowdown in demand. Community Health reported a 1.5 percent fall in quarterly adjusted admissions on a same-store basis, while costs related to health insurance...

  • Net income attributable to HCA rose to $618 million, or $1.59 per share, for the third-quarter ended Sept. 30 from $449 million, or $1.05 per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, the company earned $1.61 per share, topping analysts' average estimate of $1.42 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. HCA Holdings said on Wednesday that it would receive $750...

  • Oct 27- HCA Holdings Inc, the largest U.S. for-profit hospital operator, posted a 37.6 percent rise in quarterly profit due to higher patient admissions. Net income attributable to HCA rose to $618 million, or $1.59 per share, from $449 million, or $1.05 per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 4.2 percent to $10.27 billion.

  • Couple reviewing papers

    Pay close attention to your benefits selections for next year. Your costs may be rising, and your coverage may be changing.

  • John Lechleiter, Chairman, president and CEO of Eli Lily.

    Eli Lilly is expanding its international operations to target diabetes and tuberculosis in areas lacking access to treatment.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 12- Medicare will cost you more in 2017- all the more reason to scrutinize your coverage as the annual open enrollment gets under way this weekend. Open enrollment- which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7- is the time of year when Medicare enrollees can switch their Part D prescription drug coverage. Premiums and other out-of-pocket Medicare costs will be higher...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Oct 11- Seven-year-old Luis Crespo Garcia can't run or ride a bike or do many other things most children take for granted. She said Luis's regular doctors told her that if she didn't want to wait a year and a half to see the specialist, the family had an unorthodox option: move to the mainland United States. Karen Garcia quit her restaurant job to...

  • Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes have been sued by one of the blood-testing start-up's biggest backers, according to a WSJ report.

  • CVS

    UBS initiates coverage on CVS Health with a buy rating.

  • 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.