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  • Gentiva gets buyout offer, rejects Kindred's proposal Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:52 PM ET

    July 17- Gentiva Health Services Inc rejected Kindred Healthcare Inc's offer to buy a stake in the home healthcare services provider in favor of a buyout offer from an unnamed party. Gentiva said it got a $17.25 per share buyout offer from "a recognized owner, operator and investor in the sector" on Thursday.

  • July 17- UnitedHealth Group Inc, after wading cautiously into Obamacare insurance exchanges this year, on Thursday vowed to become a major player, participating in as many as two dozen state exchanges in 2015 and growing from there.

  • Millennials embrace alternative medicine Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    Most millennials use alternative medicine to maintain wellbeing rather than cure existing sicknesses. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • July 14- Kindred Healthcare Inc raised its hostile bid for a stake in Gentiva Health Services Inc, stepping up its pursuit of the home healthcare services provided by Gentiva to an aging U.S. population.

  • July 14- Hospital operator Kindred Healthcare Inc raised its offer for Gentiva Health Services Inc to $16 per share, valuing the home healthcare services provider at about $2.53 billion. The sweetened offer represents a premium of 87 percent to Gentiva's May 14 close, a day before Kindred made public its offer of $14 per share.

  • Superbug weapon has 'yuck factor' but big promise Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    Clostridium difficile Color Enhanced, SEM. C. difficile is an anaerobic spore forming bacteria that can cause an infection of the bowel (diarrhea) the bacterium produces two toxins which are responsible for the diarrhea and which damage the cells lining the bowel. In this image the bacterium is diagonal with spores present.

    An unconventional but effective treatment against a deadly superbug is raising worries about a possible black market.

  • July 1- Kindred Healthcare Inc pushed on with its hostile bid for Gentiva Health Services Inc, urging shareholders to ignore the home healthcare provider's board and vote for its $1.7 billion offer by July 16.

  • July 1- Kindred Healthcare Inc on Tuesday urged Gentiva Health Services Inc shareholders to vote for its offer to buy the home healthcare service provider.

  • June 30- Home healthcare service provider Gentiva Health Services Inc said its board had rejected an unsolicited offer from Kindred Healthcare Inc, saying the offer significantly undervalued the company.

  • NEW YORK, June 26- U.S. healthcare companies are winning higher profit forecasts, bucking a wider trend on Wall Street, as pricey new biotech drugs hit the market and insurance enrollment rises under the Affordable Care Act.

  • UPDATE 1-Kindred Healthcare raises offer for Gentiva Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 6:26 PM ET

    June 16- Hospital operator Kindred Healthcare Inc raised its offer for home healthcare services provider Gentiva Health Services Inc to $573 million, a little over three weeks after Gentiva said it adopted a poison pill to counter the hostile bid.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 12- Google Inc's futuristic eyeglasses are finding their way into hospitals and clinics throughout the United States.

  • June 3- Acadia Healthcare Co Inc, which operates psychiatric and substance-abuse clinics, said it would buy Partnerships in Care for about $660 million in cash, to enter the UK market. Partnerships in Care, the second largest provider of inpatient behavioral healthcare services in the UK, had revenue of about $285 million in 2013, Acadia said in a statement.

  • May 29- Ambulatory surgery center operator Amsurg Corp said it would buy Sheridan Healthcare Inc from private equity firm Hellman& Friedman LLC for about $2.35 billion in cash and stock to enter the outsourced physician services market.

  • May 28- Trimel Pharmaceuticals Corp said its experimental sexual disorder drug increased the average number of orgasms in women with an orgasmic disorder in a second mid-stage study. Trimel reported in February 2012 that the drug improved the occurrence of orgasms in a smaller mid-stage study conducted in a hospital setting.

  • FACTBOX-RPT-Paying for Sovaldi in the United States Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    *Commercial insurers and Medicare Part D providers such as Express Scripts accounted for 90 percent of the more than $2 billion spent on Sovaldi in the United States during the first quarter, according to Gilead.

  • FACTBOX-Paying for Sovaldi in the United States Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    *Commercial insurers and Medicare Part D providers such as Express Scripts accounted for 90 percent of the more than $2 billion spent on Sovaldi in the United States during the first quarter, according to Gilead.

  • May 23- Gentiva Health Services Inc said it adopted a poison pill, more than a week after the home healthcare services provider rejected a $533- million hostile bid from hospital operator Kindred Healthcare Inc.. Gentiva rejected Kindred's $14- per-share offer on May 15, saying it undervalued the company.

  • PERM, Russia, May 22- At the foot of the Ural Mountains stands a symbol of how even the best intentions in Russia can enable well-connected individuals to bleed money from the state. The hospital's chain-smoking director, Sergei Sukhanov, loves his new facility, the Federal Centre for Cardiovascular Surgery, which has beds for 167 patients.

  • Credit alert! Unpaid medical bills hurt scores Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    New research from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau concludes that medical bills are unfairly lowering credit scores.