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  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 28 or. 2 percent, to $128.38. Humana Inc. rose $1.83 or 1.0 percent, to $182.79. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.62 or 1.3 percent, to $119.14.

  • WASHINGTON— House aides released an outline late Friday of an emerging bipartisan deal shielding physicians from Medicare cuts and pumping more funds to popular programs for children's health and community health centers. In the winner's category, the agreement would also help Tennessee hospitals serving large numbers of poor patients and makers of...

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 59 or. 5 percent, to $128.69. Humana Inc. rose $1.36 or. 8 percent, to $182.32. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 84 or. 7 percent, to $119.92.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 10:19 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 63 or. 5 percent, to $128.73. Humana Inc. rose$. 25 or. 1 percent, to $181.21. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 51 or. 4 percent, to $120.25.

  • CHICAGO— A federal jury found the former owner of a now-shuttered Chicago hospital and two former top administrators guilty on Thursday of taking part in a scheme to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to doctors in exchange for referring patients on Medicare and Medicaid to the struggling facility. Edward J. Novak, the onetime owner of Sacred Heart...

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 2:00 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 94 or. 7 percent, to $128.43. Humana Inc. rose $2.88 or 1.6 percent, to $181.51. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 71 or. 6 percent, to $120.67.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 10:22 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 27 or. 2 percent, to $127.76. Humana Inc. rose$. 85 or. 5 percent, to $179.48. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 39 or. 3 percent, to $120.35.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— A huge study of Pfizer's blockbuster vaccine against pneumonia and other bacterial infections in adults 65 and older found it protected most of them against dangerous infections in the bloodstream and other sterile body areas. Overall, Prevnar reduced community-acquired pneumococcal infections— those contracted outside of hospitals and...

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:23 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 70 or. 6 percent, to $125.55. Humana Inc. rose $1.57 or. 9 percent, to $175.57. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 51 or. 4 percent, to $118.11.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 11:37 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 03 or percent, to $124.88. Humana Inc. rose$. 18 or. 1 percent, to $174.18. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 74 or. 6 percent, to $116.86.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 6:16 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 16 or. 1 percent, to $124.85. Humana Inc. fell$. 31 or. 2 percent, to $174.00. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 92 or. 8 percent, to $117.60.

  • Correction: Blue Bell-Listeriosis story Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 5:48 PM ET

    DALLAS— In stories on March 13-14 about listeria contamination of some Blue Bell products, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Food and Drug Administration found listeria bacteria in 10 Blue Bell frozen novelty products. 3 Kansas hospital patients die of ice cream-related illness. Five people, in all, developed listeriosis in Kansas after...

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 2:32 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 58 or. 5 percent, to $124.43. Humana Inc. fell $1.31 or. 8 percent, to $173.00. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.20 or 1.0 percent, to $117.32.

  • LOS ANGELES— Another patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to a deadly "superbug" outbreak at Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center. It's the third lawsuit against Olympus Corp. of the Americas, which makes a hard-to-clean specialized endoscope involved in the UCLA outbreak of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as CRE. Domingo Gomez filed the...

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 10:28 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 71 or. 6 percent, to $124.30. Humana Inc. fell$. 57 or. 3 percent, to $173.74. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 86 or. 7 percent, to $117.66.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $2.12 or 1.7 percent, to $125.01. Humana Inc. rose $7.81 or 4.7 percent, to $174.31. UnitedHealth Group rose $3.27 or 2.8 percent, to $118.52.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.66 or 1.3 percent, to $124.55. Humana Inc. rose $6.22 or 3.7 percent, to $172.72. UnitedHealth Group rose $2.30 or 2.0 percent, to $117.55.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $2.76 or 2.2 percent, to $125.65. Humana Inc. rose $5.13 or 3.1 percent, to $171.63. UnitedHealth Group rose $2.84 or 2.5 percent, to $118.09.

  • WASHINGTON, March 11- The entry of copycat biotech drugs into the U.S. market could cut prices of expensive medications by 40 percent to 50 percent, depending on the level of competition among drugmakers, a top executive at CVS Health Corp told Reuters. CVS is one of the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit managers and, along with rival Express Scripts, has put...

  • March 5- Mallinckrodt Plc said it would buy privately held Ikaria Inc, a maker of a respiratory drug and its delivery system, for $2.3 billion to expand its reach in hospitals. Shares of Mallinckrodt, a seller of generics, specialty drugs and medical imaging agents, were up 5 percent at $122 in premarket trading. Mallinckrodt expects the acquisition to add at least...