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  • LONDON, March 22- The London Ambulance Service said on Wednesday it had treated at least 10 people on Westminster Bridge, near Britain's parliament building, after an attack police have described as a terrorist incident.

  • March 17- Amgen Inc sells its cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha at a discount of about 30 percent to its U.S. list price of $14,000 a year, but the largest pharmacy benefit managers say they want lower prices after new data suggested more patients should be treated with the drug. Amgen, which on Friday presented data showing for the first time that Repatha cuts the...

  • March 17- Amgen Inc sells its cholesterol-lowering drug Repatha at a discount of about 30 percent to its U.S. list price of $14,000 a year, but the largest pharmacy benefit managers say they want lower prices after new data suggested more patients should be treated with the drug. Amgen, which on Friday presented data showing for the first time that Repatha cuts the...

  • March 17- The U.S. Justice Department has disclosed an investigation into four health insurers after a lawsuit accused them of defrauding Medicare by claiming patients were treated for conditions they did not have or received no treatment for. The probe of Health Net Inc, Aetna Inc, Cigna Corp's Bravo Health Inc and Humana Inc was revealed in papers filed on...

  • March 17- The U.S. Justice Department disclosed it is investigating four health insurers after a lawsuit accused them of defrauding Medicare by claiming patients were treated for conditions they either did not have or received no treatment for. The Justice Department revealed the probe of Health Net Inc, Aetna Inc, Cigna Corp's Bravo Health Inc and Humana Inc...

  • Congressional Budget Office forecast that 14 million Americans would lose medical insurance by next year under a Republican plan to dismantle Obamacare. Hospital stocks sold off after the Nov. 8 presidential election of Donald Trump, who vowed to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy legislation. The CBO forecast that 24...

  • WASHINGTON, March 8- The top U.S. doctors' organization and several hospital groups came out strongly on Wednesday against a Republican plan backed by President Donald Trump to overhaul America's healthcare system, as Democrats mounted a fierce battle to thwart the bill. Two House of Representatives committees debated the plan late into the night, two days...

  • WASHINGTON, March 8- The top U.S. doctors' organization and several hospital groups came out strongly on Wednesday against a Republican plan backed by President Donald Trump to overhaul America's healthcare system, as Democrats mounted a fierce battle to thwart the bill. Two House of Representatives committees began debating the plan and considering...

  • The American Medical Association doctors' group urged senior lawmakers in a letter to reconsider drastic changes to Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor. Obamacare enabled 20 million previously uninsured people to obtain medical coverage, about half through a Medicaid expansion the new bill would end. "Furthermore, we are deeply...

  • A patient is monitored in an examination room inside the Clinical Decision Unit at Kaiser Permanente's Capitol Hill Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

    President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers want to increase the tax advantages for accounts that will help you pay for health care.

  • As President Donald Trump details how he will change the Affordable Care Act, five patients describe how the law has affected them.

  • *Sees FY EPS from cont ops $1.05- $1.30 vs est $1.97. The third largest for-profit U.S. hospital operator, which had long-term debt of about $15 billion as of Dec. 31, has been cutting costs and selling hospitals, focusing on raising its hospital unit margins to turn its business around. Hospital stocks were sold off after the Nov. 8 presidential election of Donald...

  • The results come amid growing controversy over attempts by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to prevent dialysis providers from using premium assistance from outside charities to steer patients into Obamacare individual insurance plans instead of Medicare or Medicaid to receive higher payments for medical services.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- Shares of U.S. hospital operators have regained some favor to start 2017, as investors set aside concerns about an immediate dismantling of Obamacare. "Everybody was incredibly bearish," said Leerink Partners analyst Ana Gupte, adding that the "Republican efforts have been going in fits and starts." The potential for a "rip-it-out without an...

  • The company's pharmacy services unit revenue rose about 18 percent to $31.26 billion in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, primarily driven by growth in its pharmacy network and specialty pharmacy claims. Net income attributable to CVS rose to $1.71 billion, or $1.59 per share, in the quarter, from about $1.50 billion, or $1.34 per share, a year earlier.

  • Net income attributable to CVS rose to $1.71 billion, or $1.59 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from about $1.50 billion, or $1.34 per share, a year earlier. Excluding items, CVS earned $1.71 per share, beating analysts' average estimate of $1.67, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Revenue rose 11.7 percent to $45.97 billion, but was below analysts'...

  • Feb 6- Express Scripts Holding Co, the largest pharmacy benefit manager in the United States, said prescription drug spending for its members slowed to less than 4 percent in 2016, at a time when scrutiny of drug price hikes has intensified. President Donald Trump in a meeting with pharmaceutical executives last week urged them to manufacture more of their...

  • HCA Holdings forecast 2017 earnings of $7.20- $7.60 per share and revenue of $43 billion- $44 billion. Net income attributable to the company rose to $920 million, or $2.39 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $582 million, or $1.40 per share, a year earlier. The results included gains on sales of facilities of $15 million, or 4 cents per share, and legal...

  • The company forecast 2017 earnings of $7.20- $7.60 per share and revenue of $43 billion- $44 billion. Net income attributable to the company rose to $920 million, or $2.39 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $582 million, or $1.40 per share, a year earlier. The results included gains on sales of facilities of $15 million, or 4 cents per share, and legal claim...

  • Net income attributable to the company rose to $920 million, or $2.39 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $582 million, or $1.40 per share, a year earlier. The results included gains on sales of facilities of $15 million, or 4 cents per share, and legal claim benefits of $279 million, or 46 cents per share. HCA Holdings, which operates 169 hospitals and 116...