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Pence: Trump will focus fast on tax, healthcare, immigration: WSJ


The Trump administration plans to move quickly on its goals to overhaul taxation, healthcare and immigration laws, Vice President-elect Mike Pence said in an interview published by the Wall Street Journal on Friday.

Senator warns against simultaneous overhaul of Medicare and Obamacare

WASHINGTON A senior U.S. Senate Republican warned his party on Thursday against simultaneously overhauling Medicare and the Obamacare health insurance program, saying this would be "biting off more than you can chew."

Politics, Election 2016, U.S. Dec 01 2016

Top U.S. heart doctors want Califf to remain FDA Commissioner

Now that President-elect Donald Trump has named his pick to oversee the nation's massive healthcare operations, attention turns to who will lead the FDA, with several top U.S. heart doctors expressing strong support for Robert Califf to remain commissioner.

Nov 30 2016

Trump picks loyalists for economic posts, Obamacare critic for cabinet

NEW YORK U.S. President-elect Donald Trump chose a former Goldman Sachs banker and a billionaire investor on Tuesday to steer economic policy in his administration and a fierce Obamacare critic to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature healthcare program. | Video

J&J raises Actelion takeover pressure with higher price: source

LONDON U.S. healthcare company Johnson & Johnson has raised its offer for Actelion, a source told Reuters on Tuesday, stepping up pressure on the Swiss biotech firm to accept a takeover deal.

Nov 29 2016

Factbox: Trump announces picks to fill two key healthcare posts

Republican U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday named a vociferous Obamacare critic and a consultant to help him overhaul the nation's healthcare system.

U.S., Politics, Election 2016 Nov 29 2016

Johnson & Johnson approaches Actelion about takeover deal

ZURICH/FRANKFURT U.S. healthcare company Johnson & Johnson said on Friday it was in preliminary talks with Actelion about a potential takeover of Europe's largest biotech firm, currently valued at about $20 billion.

Tech, Deals Nov 25 2016

J&J makes takeover approach for Swiss drugmaker Actelion: Bloomberg

U.S. healthcare company Johnson & Johnson has approached Swiss biotechnology firm Actelion Ltd about a potential takeover, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people it said were familiar with the matter.

Nov 25 2016

Exclusive: Ascend Learning exploring possible sale: sources

Ascend Learning LLC, a U.S. maker of educational software used in sectors such as healthcare, is exploring a sale that it hopes will value the company at more than $2 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

Tech, Deals Nov 21 2016

Mylan declines Senate committee request to testify about EpiPen

Mylan NV has declined a U.S. Senate committee request to testify about a $465 million pending settlement to resolve charges the company underpaid government healthcare programs by misclassifying its the EpiPen emergency allergy treatment.

Nov 21 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