Healthcare Reform

Former Google executive to lead cancer diagnostics firm

SAN FRANCISCO Grail, a healthcare firm developing a blood test for early cancer detection, named former Google X Senior Vice President Jeff Huber as its CEO Wednesday.

Wall Street cuts losses late to end tad lower

U.S. stocks ended a volatile session slightly lower on Tuesday as a late-day rally led by materials and healthcare shares offset another big drop in oil prices. | Video

09 Feb 2016

House fails to knock down Obama veto of anti-Obamacare bill

WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of legislation that would have dismantled his signature healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act.

Election 2016, Politics 02 Feb 2016

Aetna says individual exchange business improved; shares gain

Health insurer Aetna Inc, which is in the process of buying smaller rival Humana Inc, said on Monday its Obamacare insurance business improved at the end of last year, providing a stronger starting point for 2016.

01 Feb 2016

Cardiac arrest survival odds rise with paramedics’ experience

(Reuters Health) - The more times a paramedic has witnessed or participated in treating cardiac arrest outside the hospital, the greater the next patient’s odds of survival, according to a study from Australia.

28 Jan 2016

For African women with HIV, not breastfeeding is not easy

(Reuters Health) - Healthcare providers need to understand that for HIV-positive African women, following advice not to breastfeed in order to protect their babies from the virus takes a high emotional toll, a U.K. study suggests.

28 Jan 2016

How Planned Parenthood's accusers became the accused in Texas case

An aggressive legal strategy pursued by U.S. women's healthcare provider Planned Parenthood may have been critical in turning the tables on opponents who were seeking to prosecute it in Texas for allegedly profiting from sales of aborted fetal tissue.

U.S., Health 28 Jan 2016

Health insurer Anthem says Obamacare costs drag down fourth-quarter profit

Health insurer Anthem Inc , which is in the process of buying smaller rival Cigna Corp , said on Wednesday its individual Obamacare exchange health plans weighed on fourth-quarter profit, causing it to miss analysts' expectations.

27 Jan 2016

GSK chief reiterates standalone consumer unit is an option

DAVOS, Switzerland GlaxoSmithKline's chief executive, under pressure from some investors to break up the group, said on Thursday the drugmaker's large consumer healthcare unit had the potential to be a standalone unit at some stage.

Health, Davos 21 Jan 2016

High-deductible health plan enrollees aren't shopping around

(Reuters Health) – High-deductible health insurance plans have been tied to lower healthcare spending, but a new study suggests the reason is not that enrollees in those plans are savvier.

19 Jan 2016
A customer leans against the pharmacy counter at a Sam's Club store in Bentonville, Arkansas May 31, 2007. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Prosecutors target Valeant

Prosecutors demanded details from Valeant Pharmaceuticals on its patient assistance programs, drug pricing and distribution practices.  Full Article