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  • Oct 28- Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co said the potential risk of liver injury from AbbVie' hepatitis C treatments will not impact the availability of the treatment for patients for whom it is safe and effective. The Food and Drug Administration said last week AbbVie Inc had identified cases of hepatic decompensation and liver failure in...

  • Oct 28- Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co said the potential risk of liver injury from AbbVie' hepatitis C treatments has not impacted the availability of the treatment for patients for whom it is safe and effective.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 22- Long-term care insurance really is long term: buying a policy commits you to pay premiums over decades. More than one-third of long-term care insurance policyholders who buy policies at age 65 or older let their coverage lapse sometime in their lifetime, according to a study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

  • Oct 19- Community Health Systems Inc and seven of its hospitals violated employees' rights to discuss working conditions, punished labor organizing and refused to bargain with unions, a U.S. labor agency alleged on Monday. The National Labor Relations Board's Office of General Counsel said it issued a consolidated complaint involving 29 charges at hospitals...

  • Oct 16- The most influential source for U.S. oncology treatment guidelines on Friday unveiled ratings aimed at helping doctors and patients assess the costs versus benefits of current therapies for two types of blood cancer. Craig Hofmeister, a hematologist with the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and a member of the NCCN myeloma...

  • Oct 14- HCA Holdings Inc, the largest for-profit U.S. hospital operator, estimated third-quarter profit that fell short of analysts' expectation, hurt by higher labor costs and less favorable payer mix. HCA said it expects profit of $1.17 per share for the three months ended Sept. 30, missing the average analyst estimate of $1.22 per share. The company said on...

  • ABU DHABI, Oct 9- NMC Health, the United Arab Emirates- based healthcare provider, said on Friday it had made an informal cash and share offer to buy rival Al Noor Hospitals Group, sparking a race with South Africa's Mediclinic International Ltd.. UAE- based Al Noor said earlier this week that it is in merger talks with South Africa's privately owned group Mediclinic...

  • Hidden cost of sitting in the waiting room: $43 Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 2:44 PM ET

    Overall, people spent more than two hours on the average doctor's visit, which means they spent two hours not doing work.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 30- Express Scripts Holding Co said on Wednesday two costly new cholesterol fighters will not be "budget busters" for its clients and that most prescriptions for the potent drugs have been rejected because patients did not meet required medical criteria. "We're seeing a lot of patients who either don't qualify or their physicians are not providing...

  • LONDON, Sept 29- The first patient has been treated in Britain in a pioneering trial of a new treatment co-developed by Pfizer and derived from embryonic stem cells designed for patients with a condition that can cause blindness. Specialists at London's Moorfields Eye Hospital said the operation, described as "successful", was the first of 10 planned for...

  • Pope Francis meets with Gerard Gubatan of Brooklyn during his arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport September 24, 2015 in New York City.

    Ascension CEO answers the Vatican's call

  • BOSTON, Sept 24- Top U.S. heart doctors said on Thursday that newly developed cholesterol treatments that cost more than $14,000 per year are best used for the small group of patients for which they have been approved, at least for now. CVS Health, a pharmacy benefit manager, has set out a program that aims to limit the drug's use and has said that it would try to use...

  • Sept 17- Eli Lilly and Co's new Jardiance pill slashed deaths by 32 percent in a study of 7,000 patients with type 2 diabetes at risk of heart attack and stroke, a finding that researchers said could make it a mainstay diabetes treatment. Bernard Zinman, director of the Diabetes Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, who led the 3- year study.

  • Sept 17- Eli Lilly and Co's new Jardiance pill slashed deaths by 32 percent in a study of 7,000 patients with type 2 diabetes at risk of heart attack and stroke, a finding that researchers said could make it a mainstay diabetes treatment. Bernard Zinman, director of the Diabetes Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, who led the 3- year study.

  • *Forecasts profit of $0.12- $0.19/ shr. Sept 17- Drugstore chain operator Rite Aid Corp cut its full-year forecasts for total earnings and drugstore sales, citing lower pharmacy reimbursements and expenses related to its $2 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx. Rite Aid shares fell nearly 9 percent in morning trading on Thursday.

  • Sept 17- Drugstore chain operator Rite Aid Corp cut its full-year forecast for drugstore sales and total earnings, citing "recent sales trends" and expenses related to its $2 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx. Rite Aid cut its drugstore sales forecast for the year ending February to $26.7 billion- $27.0 billion from $26.9 billion-...

  • Sept 17- Drugstore chain operator Rite Aid Corp reported a 17.5 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by its $2 billion acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager EnvisionRx. Net income fell to $21.5 million, or 2 cents per share, in the second quarter ended Aug. 29, from $127.8 million, or 13 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $7.66 billion from $6.52...

  • Sept 9- Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co said Chief Executive George Paz will retire in May and President Tim Wentworth will succeed him. Under Paz's leadership, Express Scripts acquired Medco Health Solutions Inc for about $29 billion in 2012, its biggest acquisition that also made it the largest manager of pharmacy benefit plans in the...

  • Express Scripts CEO George Paz to retire Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 4:51 PM ET

    Sept 9- Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co said Chief Executive George Paz will retire in May next year and named President Tim Wentworth as his replacement.

  • BERLIN, Sept 4- Philips Electronics will emerge from its radical transition away from the lighting industry as a more profitable company focused on consumer healthcare, the head of the group's Personal Health business told Reuters. The Dutch conglomerate, which is shedding its lighting business and LED components operation, aims to tap a growing market for...