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  • Sen. Collins: Valeant's pricing problem

    Sen. Susan Collins, (R-Maine), discusses Valeant's drug pricing practices and why the company was brought before Congress for testimony.

  • Centene health checkup: CEO

    Michael Neidorff, Centene Corp. chairman & CEO, discusses how his company has benefited from Obamacare.

  • NEW YORK, April 26- New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $82.2 billion budget plan for the 2017 fiscal year on Tuesday, and promised an overhaul of the city's ailing public hospitals that treat large numbers of undocumented patients. De Blasio, who hails from progressive circles of the Democratic Party, took office in 2014 after winning a landslide...

  • Doctor reviewing medical information on computer

    For doctors and nurses in a growing number of hospitals, worrying about security when they input data into computers requires a balancing act.

  • April 25- Augmedix Inc, a startup that uses Alphabet Inc's Google Glass to provide documentation services to doctors and other healthcare workers, said on Monday it had closed a $17 million funding round led by investment firm Redmile Group. Augmedix's employees transcribe doctors' notes and update patients' electronic medical record through Google Glass.

  • Hospital pays $2.2M after letting crew film dying patient

    New York Presbyterian Hospital allowed a crew to film someone who was dying and another person in significant distress.

  • Opioid abuse is costing US companies

    Large employers are losing $10 billion each year due to the explosion of opioid abuse in the US.

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struggled with the question of when federal contractors can be sued for defrauding the government in a case involving a 19- year-old Massachusetts woman who suffered a fatal 2009 seizure at a mental health facility. Their lawsuit said King of Prussia, Pennsylvania- based Universal Health Services, one of...

  • Theranos under criminal investigation

    Federal prosecutors are looking into whether the blood-testing start-up misled investors.

  • More selfies, more lip surgeries

    The selfie craze is causing a surge in lip surgery as Americans become more aware of their looks.

  • US proposes Theranos ban

    U.S. regulators are proposing a two-year ban for Theranos founder from operating blood testing labs for at least two years, reports CNBC's Meg Tirrell.

  • Fitbit to the rescue?

    Dr. Alfred Sacchetti, Chief of Emergency Medicine at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, talks about how data from a patient's Fitbit helped guide ER doctors and save the man's life.

  • Sean Parker donates $250M to battle cancer

    The Napster founder is creating the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy to find ways to attack tumors.

  • *Beijing police say over 240 scalpers detained this year. *Headache for China in drive to reform nation's healthcare. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, April 12- As day breaks, hundreds of patients wait to see doctors in a queue that snakes around the Peking Union hospital in Beijing.

  • *Beijing police say over 240 scalpers detained this year. *Headache for China in drive to reform nation's healthcare. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, April 12- As day breaks, hundreds of patients wait to see doctors in a queue that snakes around the Peking Union hospital in Beijing.

  • The Health Information Trust Alliance conducted a study of some 30 mid-sized U.S. hospitals late last year and found that 52 percent of them were infected with malicious software, HITRUST Chief Executive Daniel Nutkis told Reuters. Last month, Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital in Los Angeles paid a ransom of $17,000 to regain access to its systems.

  • The virus was discovered at MedStar after several recent attacks on U.S. hospitals by cyber extortionists using software known as ransomware, which encrypts data and demands that users pay to get it unlocked. The FBI said on Monday it was looking into the incident at MedStar, which is one of the largest medical providers to have operations interrupted by...

  • Anthem, which has been seeking $3 billion in annual cost savings through a repricing provision in its 10- year contract with Express Scripts, said it had not yet decided whether to end the contract. The company has said that through the repricing clause, which took effect on Jan. 1, it hoped to avoid overpaying for pharmaceuticals based on current market pricing,...

  • March 21- Health insurer Anthem Inc said it filed a lawsuit against pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co to recover damages for pharmacy pricing that was higher than competitive benchmark pricing. The lawsuit also seeks to recover damages related to operational issues and for a declaration of Anthem's right to terminate its contract with...

  • An employee uses a microscope at the Medtronic assembly plant in Tijuana, Mexico.

    Bill Ackman should have listened!