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Bain Capital's Intermédica to buy operations of Brazil's Unimed ABC

SAO PAULO Brazil's NotreDame Intermédica Saúde SA, a healthcare provider owned by U.S. investment firm Bain Capital LP, has reached an agreement to buy the operations of rival Unimed ABC, the companies said on Friday in a statement to Reuters.

Senate Republicans seek probe of Mylan EpiPen oversight

NEW YORK Mylan NV faced new scrutiny over price hikes for its anti-allergy EpiPen on Tuesday, with U.S. lawmakers calling for a probe of oversight of the company’s rebates to government healthcare plans, while West Virginia said it was investigating whether Mylan defrauded its Medicaid department.

U.S., Health Sep 21 2016

Disease-related malnutrition costs U.S. $15.5 billion annually: study

The United States could save at least $15.5 billion in annual healthcare spending if malnutrition caused by chronic diseases is better addressed, according to a study.

U.S., Health Sep 21 2016

Wall Street ends flat with Fed, BOJ up next

Wall Street ended little changed on Tuesday as healthcare gains countered declines in energy shares, a day before highly anticipated outcomes of monetary policy meetings in the United States and Japan. | Video

Sep 20 2016

GlaxoSmithKline names insider Emma Walmsley as new CEO

LONDON GlaxoSmithKline said on Tuesday it had chosen its head of consumer healthcare, Emma Walmsley, as its new chief executive, after several months reviewing internal and external candidates. | Video

Sep 20 2016

Life Healthcare to spend up to $1 billion on European acquisition

JOHANNESBURG Life Healthcare Group is ready to pay up to $1 billion on a European acquisition, its chief executive told Reuters, as South Africa's second-biggest private hospital company chases growth outside its home market.

Sep 19 2016

U.S. inflation stirring as healthcare, housing costs surge

WASHINGTON U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in August as healthcare costs recorded their biggest gain in 32-1/2 years, pointing to a steady build-up of inflation that could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year.

Sep 16 2016

Invest more to defeat killer diseases, Kenyan president tells African nations

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday that ending diseases like AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa was within reach if countries spent more on healthcare which would ensure their people stayed healthy, and boost their economies.

Sep 15 2016

Exclusive: Bayer nears acquisition of Monsanto - sources

FRANKFURT/NEW YORK Chemicals and healthcare group Bayer AG is poised to announce the acquisition of U.S. seeds company Monsanto Co on Wednesday for more than $66 billion, clinching the biggest deal of the year, people familiar with the matter said.

Health, Deals Sep 13 2016

Obama asks U.S. insurers for help enrolling the young and healthy

President Barack Obama on Monday urged U.S. insurers offering coverage next year under his national healthcare law to step up their efforts to enroll those who remain uninsured, especially younger and healthier Americans.

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