Healthcare Reform

China banks seek new lending horizons as bad debts rise


SHANGHAI/HONG KONG - Grappling with a slowing economy, China's biggest banks are turning their back on mainstay borrowers like manufacturers and courting high growth industries such as healthcare, food and IT in a bid to boost revenue.

Wanted: 60 volunteers to test Ebola vaccine in middle England

LONDON - Fancy testing an Ebola vaccine? It may sound scary but the scientist behind the British trial of a shot that has so far only been given to monkeys sees little risk and is optimistic he will drum up enough volunteers.

Health, World 28 Aug 2014

Insurers pay more tax on executive compensation under Obamacare: study

- When Washington eliminated corporate tax deductions on health insurance executive compensation above $500,000 under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law in 2013, it generated more than $72 million in additional tax revenue for the U.S. government, a left-leaning think tank said on Wednesday.

U.S., Health 27 Aug 2014

No biotech copycat drug lift off before 2017: Novartis CEO

BASEL Switzerland - Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG does not expect copycat versions of biotech drugs to play an important role in the healthcare system for another three to five years, its chief executive said on Monday.

25 Aug 2014

British Ebola victim flown back from Sierra Leone for treatment

FREETOWN/LONDON - A British healthcare worker who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone - the first Briton to catch the deadly virus - was flown home for treatment on Sunday, as the World Health Organization confirmed another foreign medic had caught the disease. | Video

24 Aug 2014

Obama tech policy maven moves to Silicon Valley role

WASHINGTON D.C./SAN FRANCISCO - Todd Park, President Barack Obama's chief technology officer who played a role in fixing the flawed website, is moving to a new job recruiting top Silicon Valley talent to government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.

Politics, Tech 22 Aug 2014

Tech chief during rollout leaves White House: source

WASHINGTON D.C./SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. chief technology officer at the time of the troubled rollout of is stepping down and moving into a new role recruiting top Silicon Valley talent to government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.

Politics, Tech 22 Aug 2014

Apax seeks $3 billion sale of healthcare IT firm TriZetto : sources

NEW YORK - Private equity firm Apax Partners LLP is exploring a sale of U.S. healthcare information technology company TriZetto Corp, hoping to fetch as much as $3 billion including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

Deals, Health 19 Aug 2014

Skilled Healthcare, Genesis HealthCare agree to combine

- Skilled Healthcare Group Inc and privately held Genesis HealthCare said on Monday they have agreed to combine in an all-stock transaction that will create one of the largest U.S. operators of long-term care facilities.

18 Aug 2014

ConvaTec owners eye 2015 sale as buyout interest builds: sources

NEW YORK - ConvaTec's private equity owners plan to explore a sale of the medical device maker next year, even as interest from several healthcare companies in a potential $10 billion acquisition intensifies, according to people familiar with the matter.

18 Aug 2014


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