Health Care


  • Glaxo's China woes may extend to its drug research Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 6:31 AM ET

    Glaxo's problems may go beyond the sales practices that are currently at the center of a bribery and corruption scandal in China. They may extend to its Shanghai research and development center.

  • Doctors still confused, skeptical about Obamacare Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    A poll of doctors finds huge skepticism that Obamacare insurance exchanges will open by fall deadline, and mostly don't know how new health law will affect practices.

  • GlaxoSmithKline expected to talk about China probe Sunday, 21 Jul 2013 | 4:17 PM ET
    GlaxoSmithKline Shanghai headquarters

    GlaxoSmithKline CEO Andrew Witty will detail this week what action the drugmaker is taking in response to allegations of bribery against it in China, sources said.

  • Surgery patients may not get what they paid for Saturday, 20 Jul 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    A study of hospitals found a big disparity between official charges for hip- and knee-replacement surgeries, and that high-volume facilities are often the best choice.

  • Intuitive Surgical slashes forecast, shares skid Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 6:54 PM ET
    The da Vinci robotic system.

    Intuitive Surgical shares fell more than 11 percent after the company slashed its 2013 sales forecast due to disappointing demand for its da Vinci surgical robots and procedures.

  • President touts Obamacare windfall to middle class Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 1:59 PM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    President Barack Obama highlighted cost savings delivered by his health-care reform law, arguing that extra dollars in middle-class pockets trumps Republican opponents.

  • GOP's Cantor welcomes union flip on Obamacare Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 9:41 AM ET
    Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader

    There's a "growing sense of commonality" among the White House, union leaders, and Republicans that the health-care law is not ready, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told CNBC.

  • E-cigarette's Wild West: A push before FDA rules Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:51 PM ET

    Makers of electronic cigarettes are enjoying a booming market as they keep an eye on the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release proposed regulations this fall.

  • President boasts: Obamacare windfall for millions Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks about the Affordable Care Act in San Jose, Calif.

    President Obama is set to boast Thursday that Obamacare is giving rebates to 8.5 million Americans this summer and lead to $3.4 billion in reduced insurance premiums.

  • Too fat to rescue? Heavy patients denied airlift Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 11:25 AM ET

    Heavy patients seeking medical attention are facing an added challenge: they may be too heavy for air ambulances, and the air medical transport industry is rushing to adapt.

  • China blocks Glaxo finance head from leaving Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 12:07 PM ET
    GlaxoSmithKline Shanghai headquarters

    China is barring a GlaxoSmithKline executive from leaving the country amid a widening $490 bribery scandal ensaring the drug giant.

  • UnitedHealth tops estimates, narrows outlook Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 6:44 AM ET

    UnitedHealth reported quarterly earnings that surpassed analysts' expectations on Thursday.

  • Diagnosing Obamacare's impact on jobs Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 10:05 PM ET

    New data shows employers might be less likely to hire over the next year thanks to Obamacare. But supporters say the law provides quality insurance independent from employers.

  • China blocks Glaxo finance head from leaving Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    China is preventing a GlaxoSmithKline executive from leaving the country as police accuse the British drugmaker of bribing officials and doctors, the drugmaker says.

  • Prognosis: Healthy earnings for pharma, biotech Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 5:46 PM ET
    A doctor checks a patient who is experiencing flu symptoms.

    Pharmaceutical and biotech stocks have outperformed markets this year, and with J&J's second-quarter earnings beat, investors may hope earnings will push stocks even higher.

  • This could put Obamacare in the ER Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    Less than 90 days before Obamacare's government-run health exchanges are due to open up shop, Web insurers are still being locked out—a lag that could depress enrollment and jack up insurance rates.

  • Breast-feeding biz looks to milk Obamacare boom Sunday, 14 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    Deborah Abbaszadeh, left, and her sister Joy Kosak

    Two breast-feeding-related companies are teaming up to help insurers comply with the new Obamacare rule entitling moms to free breast pumps and breast-feeding services.

  • Mystery illness stalks the young in India Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 12:39 AM ET

    Doctors in India work to calm the convulsions and keep the children hydrated, but then have to watch helplessly as their young patients die. The New York Times reports.

  • J&J beats expectations as drugs, devices deliver Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 7:50 AM ET

    Johnson & Johnson reported higher-than-expected earnings as strong sales of prescription drugs and medical devices more than offset anemic growth of its consumer products.

  • Fish oil may raise risks of prostate cancer Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 12:40 PM ET

    In a recent study, fish oil proved dangerous for men who have high levels of the compounds because it raises the risk of prostate cancer.

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