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  • April 29- Mortgage and life insurer Genworth Financial Inc reported a better-than-expected rise in quarterly profit, helped by a near-doubling in income from its long-term care insurance business. Genworth, spun off from General Electric Co a decade ago, had years ago written generous long-term care policies offering long periods of coverage.

  • April 29- Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co on Tuesday posted a lower-than-expected first-quarter profit and decreased its earnings forecast for full-year 2014, saying adjusted prescription volume would be less than it had anticipated. Express Scripts shares fell 6 percent in extended trading.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.