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  • How Obamacare's making a $5.6 billion problem worse Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

    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.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Shopping for employee health insurance on private marketplaces might be the way of the future for tens of millions. However, expert opinions about growth have been based on projections, not actual consumer behavior in the exchanges that only really got going last year.

  • Feb 27- Pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran Corp forecast full-year profit below analysts' estimates, sending its Toronto- listed shares down as much as 12 percent. The Schaumburg, Illinois- based company said it expected adjusted earnings of $2.04- $2.19 per share for 2014, which analysts said was probably due to lower margins.

  • Feb 24- Pfizer Inc said on Monday that Prevnar 13, its blockbuster vaccine against childhood infections, prevented pneumonia outside of hospitals in people age 65 and older, in one of the largest drug trials ever conducted.

  • PARIS, Feb 18- A patient with terminal heart failure is in "satisfactory condition" two months after becoming the first person to be fitted with Carmat's artificial heart which is designed to beat for several years, his hospital said.

  • Feb 11- Specialty pharmaceuticals company Mallinckrodt Plc said it would buy pain drug maker Cadence Pharmaceuticals Inc for about $1.3 billion to expand in the hospital market, where Cadence's products are widely used.

  • For example, the price discussed for 24 weeks of Sovaldi therapy would run about $2,500 for certain patients at public hospitals, community clinics and non-governmental agencies in India, the Hindu Business Line reported earlier this week.

  • Kynect, which is Kentucky's marketplace, and the Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange have had separate talks about 2015 with health insurers that could opt to join the online marketplaces set up under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law. Kentucky and Rhode Island are among states with the most successful Obamacare launches.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 30- The Obama administration on Thursday reported what it called encouraging results from efforts to reduce healthcare costs and improve the quality of care for more than 5 million Medicare beneficiaries under Obamacare.

  • U.S. hospitals hit with shortage of intravenous saline Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 5:32 PM ET

    Jan 28- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it is working with the three manufacturers of intravenous saline solutions commonly used to hydrate hospital patients to address a shortage caused by a spike in demand.

  • Managing family care online     Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    Care.com debuted on the NYSE today, Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Care.com founder & CEO, explains their business of finding and managing family care.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 4- U.S. medical providers are seeing only a trickle of patients newly insured under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, as insurers, hospitals and doctors try to work out any hitches in coverage.

  • Jan 1- Hospitals and medical practices across the United States braced for confusion and administrative hassles as new insurance plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare law took effect on Wednesday.

  • Doctors, hospitals brace for Obamacare confusion Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    Hospitals and medical practices are preparing for confusion and hassles as new insurance plans under President Obama's healthcare law take effect.

  • Jan 1- Hospitals and medical practices across the United States are bracing for confusion and administrative hassles as new insurance plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare law take effect on Wednesday.

  • Nov 27- CVS Caremark Corp will buy drug infusion services provider Coram LLC for $2.1 billion, allowing the company to bolster its pharmacy benefits management business by offering cost-effective delivery of specialty drugs.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 19- PharMEDium Services LLC, a venture capital-backed provider of pharmacy compounding services to hospitals, is in discussions to sell itself for close to $1 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • What does the Obamacare 'fix' mean for you? Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 10:38 AM ET
    An insurance agent helps a woman navigate insurance options.

    President Obama's announcement that health insurance companies don't have to cancel policies will not drastically affect the overall plan. NBC News.

  • Nov 6- U.S. health insurer Humana Inc on Wednesday said it expected earnings to decline next year because of spending on the new health exchanges and on the Medicaid program for the poor. Humana and its competitors began selling insurance plans to individuals on Oct. 1 on state-based exchanges created under the national healthcare reform law.

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