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Cigna Corp. fell$. 32 or. 4 percent, to $77.01. Humana Inc. fell$. 65 or. 6 percent, to $109.00. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 94 or 1.2 percent, to $78.57.
LONDON, April 16- The European Medicines Agency warned on Wednesday that vials of Roche's breast cancer drug Herceptin, thought to have been stolen from hospitals in Italy, have been tampered with and reintroduced into the supply chain. In a separate statement Roche said that counterfeit Herceptin has been discovered in Britain, Finland and Germany.
Cigna Corp. rose$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $77.35. Humana Inc. rose $1.09 or 1.0 percent, to $109.25. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $79.18.
Cigna Corp. rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $77.18. Humana Inc. fell$. 01 or percent, to $108.15. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $79.13.
Cigna Corp. fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $76.98. Humana Inc. fell$. 18 or. 2 percent, to $107.98. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 48 or. 6 percent, to $78.47.
April 14- China- focused hospital operator Chindex International Inc received a buyout offer of $23 per share, higher than the $19.50 offered by Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group and private equity firm TPG in February. Chindex, which runs the United Family Healthcare hospitals in China, did not name the new bidder.
NEW ORLEANS— The U.S. Department of Agriculture says its rural development program is lending $7.1 million to a New Orleans sausage maker and $1.3 million to a Bunkie senior care company.
Cigna Corp. fell $1.98 or 2.5 percent, to $77.11. Humana Inc. fell $1.50 or 1.4 percent, to $108.16. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.04 or 1.3 percent, to $78.95.
Cigna Corp. fell $1.07 or 1.3 percent, to $78.03. Humana Inc. fell$. 66 or. 6 percent, to $109.00. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 62 or. 8 percent, to $79.37.
Cigna Corp. fell$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $81.48. Humana Inc. fell$. 85 or. 7 percent, to $113.05. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $81.46.
Cigna Corp. rose$. 26 or. 3 percent, to $81.58. Humana Inc. rose $2.63 or 2.4 percent, to $113.90. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 73 or. 9 percent, to $81.39.
Cigna Corp. rose$. 57 or. 7 percent, to $81.89. Humana Inc. rose $2.03 or 1.8 percent, to $113.30. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 49 or. 6 percent, to $81.15.
Numbers released Wednesday by Express Scripts point to a concern health insurers have had about the cost of the overhaul's coverage expansions, but the pharmacy benefits manager cautioned that its data represent "a very early analysis."
WASHINGTON— How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare?
CVS Caremark has finalized a $20 million settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over accusations that the company misled investors and used improper accounting to boost its performance several years ago.
Cigna Corp. fell$. 40 or. 5 percent, to $80.47. Humana Inc. fell $3.29 or 2.9 percent, to $108.71. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 88 or 1.1 percent, to $80.20.
March 29- Gilead Sciences Inc, under fire for pricing a new hepatitis C drug at $1,000 a pill, has discount agreements with a number of health insurers, a company executive said in an interview.
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew was running a mild fever and will stay in the hospital overnight on Tuesday after treatment for a benign enlarged prostate, a Treasury spokesperson said.
Criminal attacks on health-care providers increased dramatically—up 100 percent since 2010. And Obamacare may make it worse, according to a new study.
March 10- German health regulators have granted Northwest Biotherapeutics Inc special permission to sell its experimental brain cancer drug, DCVax-L, in the country, even though the small U.S. biotechnology company has not yet completed its late-stage trial of the immunotherapy.