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  • Onyx Pharma CEO's 2012 Plan

    Dr. Tony Coles, president & CEO of Onyx Pharmaceuticals, discusses his outlook on pharma in the new year. Biotech stocks were up 7% in 2011. "The emerging markets should be great for us," he adds.

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    While some believe government intervention in health-care reform is the only way forward, there are already health-care organizations around the country that can deliver better quality care at a lower cost.

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    Is legislated healthcare reform here to stay? As we watch the presidential race heat up – and look to a Supreme Court ruling this summer — no one knows for sure. Regardless, we as a nation need to realize that traditional thinking around healthcare is forever changed.

  • Traditionally, managed-care stocks have performed better in the fourth quarter as investors get pricing visibility for the coming year, one portfolio manager said.

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    JPMorgan says education services, electronic equipment and instruments, as well as aerospace and defense could be the hardest-hit sectors, as the bipartisan congressional “supercommittee” looks for targets to cut the federal budget.

  • While some people are frustrated about the long wait times for doctors appointments, some believe doctors are doing their jobs.

  • Who hasn’t spent at least a few daydreaming moments fantasizing about spending money? Not just a few hundred bucks either, but huge, irresponsible sums of money, all on completely unnecessary luxury items? Most of us probably have, but sadly, reality tends to intervene. Just as we’re settling into a meditation about a chartered plane jetting us off to Aruba, the memory of that unpaid and overdue $250 phone bill intrudes and throws cold water on the fantasy.If one were to make a completely uneduc

    $1 million isn’t what it used to be, in part because a lot of people don’t know how far it can go, and the amount of time and effort that it would take to spend it.

  • For the first time in its history, Medicare will soon track spending on millions of individual beneficiaries, reward hospitals that hold down costs and penalize those whose patients prove most expensive. The New York Times reports.

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    American spends more on health care than any other country. Do you know where it goes?

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    With health care costs skyrocketing, companies are wondering how they are going to afford coverage for their employees in the years ahead. Bloom Health in Minneapolis re-thought the traditional managed care model and came up with something different.

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    Over the last 20 years, Americans have witnessed unprecedented advances in care of hospitalized patients. Improved diagnostic procedures, quantum leaps in medical technology, enhanced treatments and a public now familiar with the concept of preventative medical care all mean that healthcare – especially in the hospital – has changed to meet the health care needs of today’s patients.

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    With stocks shrugging off the wall of worry in the first quarter, the second quarter could prove to be a less rewarding time for those long equity markets as central banks begin to tighten policy via rate hikes or withdrawing extraordinary measures.

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    A 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need $230,000 to pay for medical expenses throughout retirement, not including nursing-home care. That's 8% lower, but a Fidelity executive says that decrease is temporary.