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Lawmakers Unimpressed with Mylan CEO’s Defense of EpiPen Pricing; Fact that She’s a Senator’s Daughter Not Beneficial






Outraged Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday grilled the head of pharmaceutical company Mylan NV (Amsterdam) about the significant cost increase of its life-saving EpiPens and the profits for a company with… Read more »

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Community Health Throwing in Towel, Say Sources; Going Private an Option?






Community Health Systems Inc. (Franklin TN), the troubled hospital operator, is exploring a possible sale of its business, Bloomberg News reported, citing “people with knowledge of the matter.” The company… Read more »

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Workers Pay More for Health Care as Employers Shift Burden, Says Survey; But Do They Get “Value” for What They Pay For?






High deductible health plans are the new normal, says a report by NPR. Just over half of employees this year have a health insurance policy with a deductible of at… Read more »

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FDA Approves First Muscular Dystrophy Drug Despite Thumbs Down by Scientific Panel






Federal regulators granted tentative approval to the first drug for muscular dystrophy, following an intense public campaign from patients and doctors who pushed for the largely unproven medication. The approval… Read more »

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It’s the 11th Hour and Congress Still Bargaining Over Zika Funding; Nation’s Health Lies In The Balance






Congressional negotiators on Monday pressed to wrap up a must-do spending bill to prevent an election-season government shutdown and finally provide money to battle the threat of the Zika virus,… Read more »

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Mylan Reportedly Paid Its Top Execs More than Industry Giants






Mylan, the Amsterdam-based company facing copious scrutiny from the media, consumers and politicians for its drug pricing practices, ranks second-highest among all U.S. drug and biotech firms in executive compensation,… Read more »

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Trump’s Prospects Starting to Stir as Clinton’s Health Remains a Question






Hillary Clinton’s personal health scare is a new market risk for jittery investors already spooked by central banks poised to disappear into the woodwork in the face of lax money policies. The 68-year-old Democratic… Read more »

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Google Parent, Sanofi to Invest $500 Million in Diabetes Joint Venture






French drugmaker Sanofi SA (Paris) and Verily, the life sciences unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc. (Mountain View CA) on Monday said they would invest about $500 million in a… Read more »

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CDC Director Warns Zika to Be Sobering, Endemic US Problem; Congress Finally Showing Signs of Action.






A likely surge this fall in the number of US infants born with grave defects will serve as a sobering admonition to members of Congress who’ve stalemated over funds to… Read more »

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Regular Exercise Saves $2,500/Yr for People with Heart Disease; That’s Real Money for Most of Us.






Getting recommended levels of exercise weekly may help keep down annual medical costs both for people with and without cardiovascular disease, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association. Patients… Read more »