U.S. Health-Fraud Stings Net 301 People; A Record

U.S. law enforcement officials have charged 301 suspects with trying to defraud Medicare and other federal insurance programs in 2016, marking the “largest takedown” involving healthcare fraud allegations, the Justice… Read more »

Wall Street Ponders Brexit’s Impact on Drug, Biotech Stocks

In a historic vote Thursday, Britain has decided to leave the European Union. And, swallowing hard, financial markets around the world are not taking the news very well. Stateside, the Dow… Read more »

White House Threatens to Veto GOP’s Zika Funding Bill

The White House on Thursday promised that President Barack Obama would veto the long-delayed response of the Republican-controlled Congress to the president’s request for fighting the Zika virus, saying it provided too… Read more »

House Republicans Unveil Long-Awaited Substitute for Obamacare

House Republicans last week set forth their vision for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, bridging several political mine fields in the process. In a 37-page proposal (pdf) from… Read more »

Brexit Bargain Stocks Require Creative Mindset, Risk Tolerance

Frenzied bargain-hunters will immediately delve into the carnage of markets in the post-Brexit earthquake. Analysts advise caution but, more importantly, think creatively. The most obvious places to look are among… Read more »

Highmark Inc. is Seeking to Sell its Vision Unit

Highmark Inc. (Pittsburgh PA), which has lost about $773 million on the federal health insurance marketplace, is seeking to sell its vision unit, which could fetch around $2 billion. “We… Read more »

Children and Teens Need Their Sleep

Updated sleep recommendations for children and teens point to the benefits of getting enough sleep and the dangers of getting too little. “At least 25% of 12-year-olds get less than… Read more »

CDC Reports at Least Six U.S. Babies with Zika-Related Birth Defects

Three women in the U.S. mainland infected with the Zika virus have delivered infants with birth defects and three others have lost or terminated pregnancies because their fetuses suffered brain damage from… Read more »

Specialty Medical Providers Envision, AmSurg to Merge

  Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc. (Greenwood Village CO) and AmSurg Corp. (Nashville TN) agreed to merge, in a deal that will create a company providing a range of hospital-related services worth some $10 billion. The… Read more »