Healthcare Reform

Ahead of independence vote, Britain pledges state funding to Scotland


EDINBURGH - Britain promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots greater control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the United Kingdom before Thursday's vote on independence. | Video

U.S. says 115,000 could lose Obamacare insurance over immigration

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Monday said 115,000 people in 36 states could lose their private health insurance under Obamacare after Sept. 30, because of unresolved data problems involving their citizenship or immigration status.

15 Sep 2014

Cognizant to buy TriZetto to boost healthcare business

- Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp struck its biggest deal on Monday, acquiring healthcare IT services provider TriZetto Corp for $2.7 billion to beef up its slowing healthcare business. | Video

Deals, Tech 15 Sep 2014

Danaher to buy Nobel Biocare for $2.2 billion

ZURICH - U.S. healthcare group Danaher Corp is to buy Nobel Biocare Holding AG for an agreed $2.2 billion to become the world's biggest player in a dental implants market benefiting from growing demand for cosmetic dentistry.

Deals, Nobel Prizes 15 Sep 2014

Janus Global Life Sciences manager sees more deals ahead

- Andy Acker, the portfolio manager of the Janus Global Life Sciences Fund since 2007, says the healthcare merger craze of the past year has been driven by medical innovations and corporate cost savings and is not likely to abate soon.

12 Sep 2014

Health developers, doctors want to see more from Apple's watch

SAN FRANCISCO - Technology pundits were quick to predict the demise of most fitness wristbands and smartwatches when Apple Inc launched its Apple Watch. But healthcare professionals and fitness junkies were left wanting to see more.

Health, Tech, Media 11 Sep 2014

U.S. second-quarter GDP seen revised higher on healthcare

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy likely grew at a much faster pace in the second quarter than previously estimated, according to data on Thursday that showed a big jump in healthcare spending.

11 Sep 2014

Cleveland Clinic to issue rare century bond

- Cleveland Clinic plans to issue a rare century bond on Thursday, marking a first from the not-for-profit healthcare sector and one of few such debt issues in the U.S. municipal market.

Health, U.S. 10 Sep 2014

Exclusive: GSK China consumer healthcare unit linked to DOJ probe in 2012

SHANGHAI/WASHINGTON - A U.S. anti-bribery probe into GlaxoSmithKline Plc touched on the firm's Chinese consumer healthcare business in 2012, internal documents show, suggesting the drugmaker's compliance problems in China could go wider than previously revealed.

09 Sep 2014

Top U.S. health adviser wants end to partisan fighting over Obamacare

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's top health adviser on Monday called for an end to partisan bickering over Obamacare, saying the public and businesses are sending a clear message to Washington that it is time to move on with implementing the law.

Health, Politics 08 Sep 2014


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