Tag Archives: The New York Times

Theranos Pivots From Blood Tests to New Lab Product; Will “Phoenix” Effort Succeed?

Beleaguered startup Theranos Inc. (Palo Alto CA) will close its blood-testing labs and fire about 340 workers, shifting its focus to an experimental technology following months of run-ins with regulators and… Read more »

Danger of Superbugs Finally Gets Attention, But Not Much Action

Common infections such as pneumonia, gonorrhea, and post-operative infections, as well as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, are becoming increasingly hard to treat because of antimicrobial resistance. And there is now… Read more »

Congress Finally Ends Row Over Zika Funding; Months of Lost Vaccine Progress a Shameful Legacy

More than eight months after the White House first asked for it, Congress has finally agreed on some funding to help fight the Zika virus and study its effects. President… Read more »

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 »

Medicare’s Forgotten History Shows How to Rescue Obamacare.

In the last few years, even though premiums in the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces were rising, most customers could avoid a big price rise by shopping for a… Read more »

Painted as the Latest Pharma Scoundrel, Mylan’s CEO Bresch Isn’t Buying It; She’s Got a Point, Maybe

Last week Mylan pharmaceuticals CEO Heather Bresch seemingly attained a status of villainy synonymous with Lance Armstrong and, more recently, Ryan Lochte, with news stories of its fourfold price increase… Read more »

How is the Affordable Care Act Doing, as UnitedHealth Heads for the Exits: Editorial

The Affordable Care Act’s detractors seemed to get a comforting piece of new evidence last April when UnitedHealth Group Inc. (Minnetonka MN), the country’s largest health insurer, announced it would pull… Read more »

$1 Billion Medicare Fraud Case Reveals Profitable Black Market

In the largest healthcare fraud case the U.S. Justice Department has ever brought, prosecutors charged that the owner of a network of Florida nursing facilities orchestrated an elaborate scheme to… Read more »