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  • The Food and Drug Administration laid out a strategy for regulating cell-based medicine, including hundreds of private clinics that have opened across the nation in the last decade. They can cost $5,000 to $50,000, but there's little research that such procedures are safe or effective. FDA officials said they will focus their enforcement efforts on "bad...

  • The specialty pharmacy said on Wednesday that it would buy Missouri- based pharmacy benefit manager LDI Integrated Pharmacy Services for $388 mln in cash and $80 mln in stock. Baird analyst Eric Coldwell said the deal is at a time when PBMs are trying to diversify and are arguably on the downslope and in a price war. "We see many stock risks in this deal and it feels...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— Two couples are suing a New York fertility doctor and his clinic after giving birth to children with a genetic abnormality later traced back to donated eggs. The New York Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in the case on Wednesday. Attorneys for the Reproductive Medicine Associates clinic and physician Alan Cooperman argue the suit was filed too...

  • NEW YORK— Many Americans have a blind spot when it comes to retirement planning: long-term care costs. Even though the majority of Americans will at some point need long-term care, few are planning for it. It is something we will all face in our lives, "said Bruce Chernof, president and CEO of the SCAN Foundation, which researches care for older adults.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 14- Legendary short-seller Jim Chanos said on Tuesday he is betting against companies that provide kidney dialysis, because their profits may be threatened by insurers that are balking at the high cost of the treatments. Chanos, who runs the hedge fund Kynikos Associates and was among the first to predict and later profit from the fall of Enron Corp...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on GOP tax legislation:. Signing were America's Health Insurance Plans, the BlueCross BlueShield Association, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Hospital Association and the Federation of American Hospitals. The No. 2 Senate Republican says the GOP is intent on repealing the...

  • Seres Therapeutics hopes to become the first company to leverage this discovery through a collaboration with the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas and the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy that will see its microbe medicine tested in a clinical trial. The Cambridge, Massachusetts- based firm has an exclusive option to license patent rights under...

  • HARTFORD, Conn.— A man who says his brother was abused repeatedly by staff at Connecticut's only maximum-security psychiatric hospital urged lawmakers on Monday to look more deeply into the case and make changes at the state-run facility. Al Shehadi said he came forward to give a name to the victim at the center of internal and criminal investigations, to tell...

  • Rudy Figueroa (R), an insurance agent from Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, speaks with Marvin Mojica as he shops for insurance under the Affordable Care Act at a store setup in the Mall of Americas on November 1, 2017 in Miami, Florida.

    Obamacare has been under fire all year in Washington, but against all odds the start of this year's open enrollment has been robust.

  • A registered nurse hangs an I.V. bag for a patient at the University of Miami Hospital's Emergency Department.

    JPMorgan health care expert Lisa Gill shared her views on the impact Amazon is having on the pharmaceutical space.

  • PRO Talks: Lisa Gill

    JPMorgan health care expert Lisa Gill shared her thoughts on the hotly-followed drug pricing debate as well as potential stock picks.

  • Revenues from patients from overseas grew 8 percent and contributed 27 percent of total revenue, most of them from the Middle East, China, and Australia, BDMS said in a statement. With its world-class hospitals, Thailand is a medical hub that caters mostly to visitors from the Middle East and countries in Asia, as well as expatriates from Europe, Australia and North...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 9- Genesis Healthcare Inc, one of the largest U.S. nursing home operators, expects to bounce back from industry woes after reaching a deal to restructure some of its leases, Chief Executive George Hager told investors on Thursday. Chicago- based Genesis expects to save an annual $54 million once two of its main landlords, Welltower Inc and Sabra Health...

  • MURFREESBORO, Tenn. _ National HealthCare Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $11.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Murfreesboro, Tennessee- based company said it had profit of 75 cents. National HealthCare shares have fallen 17 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SUWANEE, Ga. _ AdCare Health Systems Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $766,000 in its third quarter. The Suwanee, Georgia- based company said it had a loss of 13 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • INDIANAPOLIS— Alison Wrenne was making waffles for her two young children one morning when abdominal pain forced her to the floor. said the 34- year-old from Lexington, Kentucky. " In an effort to curb unnecessary and costly ER visits, the Blue Cross- Blue Shield insurer has told customers in a few U.S. states to go to the hospital only in a real emergency such as a heart...

  • KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. _ Genesis Healthcare Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $373.8 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Kennett Square, Pennsylvania- based company said it had a loss of $3.94. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Senior couple in senior home

    If you take the medical deduction this year, it might be worthwhile to prepay some of your 2018 care premiums.

  • *Charge taken for underperformance of Medical Group unit. Nov 7- DaVita Inc, the biggest U.S. dialysis services provider, swung to a third-quarter loss due to an impairment charge it took for the continued underperformance of its Medical Group healthcare delivery and management unit. The company said it had also cut jobs in the Medical Group business, which...

  • For several years, the Oppenheimer Global High Yield Fund listed debt guaranteed by Remington Outdoor Co Inc, which makes bullets, handguns, shotguns and rifles, as an investment in "health care providers& services," according to SEC filings. Starting in 2014, the fund grouped senior notes issued by FGI Operating Co LLC, a Remington subsidiary, with similar...