Health care industry

FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth Group Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
January 16, 2018 - 8:24 am
UnitedHealth Group's earnings more than doubled in the final quarter of 2017, and the nation's largest insurer hiked its forecast well beyond expectations largely due to help from the federal tax overhaul. UnitedHealth said Tuesday that it added $1.2 billion in 2017 non-cash earnings, as its fourth...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017 file photo, Vaughn Correctional Center near Smyrna, Del., remains on lockdown following a disturbance. State officials are hiring independent experts to review inmate access to health care and the prisoner grievance system in the wake of the deadly inmate riot and hostage taking last year at Delaware's maximum-security prison. (Suchat Pederson/The Wilmington News-Journal via AP, File)
January 10, 2018 - 12:50 pm
DOVER, Del. (AP) — State officials are hiring independent experts to review inmate access to health care and the prisoner grievance system in the wake of a deadly inmate riot and hostage taking last year at Delaware's maximum-security prison. The outside reviews are in response to recommendations...
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January 08, 2018 - 12:52 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk has revised up its offer for Belgian biotech company Ablynx as it looks to find growth opportunities beyond its core business. The Copenhagen-based company said Monday it is offering up to 30.50 euros for each Ablynx share, valuing the company at around...
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January 08, 2018 - 7:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government says the former head of Iran's judiciary is receiving treatment at a hospital in Germany. Foreign Ministry spokesman Rainer Breul said Monday that Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi has been at a hospital in Hannover for several weeks. Breul said Shahroudi had...
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order on health care in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Striving to fulfill a campaign promise, the Trump administration Thursday proposed regulations to facilitate interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 04, 2018 - 1:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving to fulfill a campaign promise, the Trump administration moved Thursday to facilitate the interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much. The proposed regulation from the Labor Department would provide more health insurance options...
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FILE- In this Dec. 17, 2015, file courtroom sketch, from left, defense attorney Baruch White, pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli, defense attorney Jonathan Sack and co-defendant Evan Greebel, appear in court in New York. Greebel, a lawyer accused of helping Shkreli cover up a financial fraud, was convicted of conspiracy charges Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, by a federal jury in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Elizabeth Williams via AP, File)
December 28, 2017 - 12:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer accused of helping pharmaceutical entrepreneur Martin Shkreli cover up financial fraud was convicted on Wednesday, a result a prosecutor said should send a "powerful message" through the legal profession. After an 11-week trial, Evan Greebel was convicted by a federal jury...
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December 21, 2017 - 3:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is citing a hospital for restraining a patient who later died from a brain injury. PennLive.com reported Thursday the health department found Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital "failed to protect the patient's safety" when they restrained the...
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Police tape surrounds the home of billionaire Barry Sherman on Saturday, Dec. 17 2017, in Toronto. Sherman and his wife were found dead in the north Toronto mansion on Friday, Dec. 16. Police are investigating the deaths as suspicious. (AP Photo/Robert Gillies)
December 16, 2017 - 7:47 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies performed on Canadian billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife after they were found dead in their home in what police called suspicious deaths. Toronto Police spokesman Mark Pugash said Saturday the deaths are suspicious based on...
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Eric John Vital, 12, holds his vaccination record as he joins other protesters at a rally outside the Department of Health to demand accountability to government officials involved in the controversial immunization of the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia to more than 700,000 Filipino children Friday, Dec. 8, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. The controversial vaccine, manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur was put on hold by the Philippines last week after new study findings showed it posed risks of severe cases in people without previous infection. The controversy has prompted the Philippine Senate to conduct an investigation. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
December 08, 2017 - 3:43 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government will demand a refund of 3.5 billion pesos ($69.5 million) from vaccine maker Sanofi Pasteur and look at possible legal action after a study showed the vaccine used in a dengue immunization program could expose some people to severe illness, the...
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December 06, 2017 - 12:56 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — University of Pittsburgh police say they are investigating the use of a stun gun to incapacitate a patient who escaped from an area hospital. WTAE-TV aired video that shows university police using a stun gun on a woman who escaped from UPMC Presbyterian hospital Monday night...
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