Biotech and Pharmaceuticals Medicine

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    What used to be mostly a matter of phony billing has spread to questionable medical procedures and identity theft, costing patients and insurers more than ever.

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    Though the U.S. had made much progress taking medical record keeping into the digital age, there's still some doubt that the government will reach its target by the prescribed deadline.

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    The reasons  Americans pay more than other industrialized countries for similar health care come down to how the system is run, starting with the bottom line.

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    Like many things in America these days, health care has been politicized. While the policy debate may strike many in Washington as all-important, for the majority of average Americans health care is primarily a matter of goods and services

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    With so many Americans working as consultants or freelancers because of the bad economy, more people are paying for their own coverage. Here's a guide to finding a provider.

  • Mylan's Bresch on Jobs

    Heather Bresch, Mylan CEO, discusses the difference between government and private sector jobs, and her company's current job situation.

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    The federal government has received a surge in complaints in recent months about failed hip replacements, suggesting that serious problems persist with some types of artificial hips even as researchers scramble to evaluate the health dangers.  The New York Times reports.

  • Everybody knows that it’s a tough job market out there. One group of people who are intimately acquainted with that reality are the young adults known as Millennials. Opinions vary on their demographics. Some people say that they’re people born between 1975 and 1990, and others put the birth date at 1990 and later. However, when the quibbling is over, the fact remains that Millennials are young adults who are having a hard time finding work these days.The job market has been changing for many ye

    It’s a tough job market out there, especially for the young adults known as Millennials. What are some good job prospects for Millennials? Find out!

  • The field of professional sports is as competitive as they come, and sadly, not everyone gets to play. For every athlete who makes the cut and plays at the professional level, there are countless others who will never be so lucky. Sometimes a promising career is hobbled by an injury. Sometimes a fire in the belly doesn’t burn as brightly as it needs to. And sometimes the player simply isn’t that good. Indeed, the reasons behind the dashed dreams of aspiring athletes are many.But cheer up! Just b

    Professional athletes need people to make their lives run smoothly, so click ahead to see careers in sports that are performed outside of the spotlight.

  • Sigmund Freud

    One out of 4 Americans will have either a substance abuse or addiction problem at some point in their lives. Some of these addicts have even managed to change the world. Take for example, Sigmund Freud. Now the author of a new book takes us on an amazing journey looking at the "Anatomy of Addiction."

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    Two brothers earned millions of dollars from Medicaid funding as executives of a non-profit organization that provides care to the developmentally disabled, the New York Times reports.

  • One of the trademarks of the current recession has been widespread unemployment. As a result, anyone looking for a job right now should probably cast a wide net and include government jobs in their search for a regular paycheck. collected the annual salaries of employees in 10 high-earning government jobs, and compared them with salaries from the same jobs in the private sector. Check out the list!

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    The chief executive and founder of Actelion, one of the world's biggest biotechnology companies, said the firm would stay independent despite pressure from activist shareholders.

  • There’s a well-known saying that age is just a number. Unfortunately , this axiom doesn’t always apply when it comes to professional sports. While it’s true that athletic careers are getting longer thanks to advances in medicine and science, it’s also true human bodies just don’t bounce back from aches, pains and stress fractures like they used to when  people  were young. Even the mighty Shaquille O’Neal had to concede in  that, at the age of 39, "Father Time has caught up with Shaquille O'Neal

    Age is just a number. Unfortunately, this axiom doesn’t always apply when it comes to professional sports. Who are the 10 most notable athletes still active after the age of 40?

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    Swiss drugs industry supplier Lonza is to buy U.S.-listed Arch Chemicals for some $1.2 billion, creating the world's largest player in the microbial control market, the groups said on Monday.

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    Eli Lilly signaled it could maintain or even boost research spending through 2014, even as company sales and earnings tumble due to expected generic competition for its biggest-selling medicines.

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    A panel of federal cancer experts says the best-selling cancer drug in the world should no longer be approved to treat breast cancer because it is ineffective and causes dangerous side effects.

  • Novartis

    Novartis broke ground this week for our new manufacturing plant outside St. Petersburg, Russia. The facility is part of our $500 million, five-year commitment to help improve Russia’s healthcare infrastructure. Our investment addresses local manufacturing, R&D collaborations and public health development.

  • Novartis has won the auction for medical testing company Gen-Probe, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.

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    These more targeted, or niche,  drugs might only treats thousands, but they could yield higher success rates for patients and lower marketing costs for the industry.