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Exclusive: Teva's generic EpiPen launch stalls months after approval

Jan 31 2019

NEW YORK Many of the largest U.S. pharmacies and drug distributors do not have Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd's generic version of the life-saving EpiPen allergy treatment five months after it was approved for sale in the United States, pharmacy chains and a group that tracks drug shortages told Reuters.

Not-for-profit to offer 20 generic drugs in 2019 to alleviate shortages

Jan 24 2019

A new not-for-profit supplier of generic drugs formed by a consortium of hospitals systems said it expects this year to be able to provide about 20 products to alleviate shortages of medicines used during surgeries and to treat life-threatening conditions, such as septic shock.

U.S. companies team up with hospitals to reduce employee maternity costs

Nov 07 2018

NEW YORK General Electric Co and other large companies are trying to chip away at rising childbirth costs for U.S. employees, working directly with hospitals to reduce cesarean sections and related complications.

U.S. Democratic campaigns target healthcare as Republican weak spot: Reuters poll

Oct 26 2018

Democratic candidates for the U.S. Congress are closing out the campaign season with an ominous warning: telling voters millions of Americans could lose their health insurance or be forced to pay significantly more if Republicans win. | Video

Hospital operator HCA spends big to keep nurses on board

May 04 2018

NEW YORK HCA Healthcare is raising the stakes in a fiercely competitive labor market, pledging $300 million for employee benefits that are largely designed to attract nurses, company executives told Reuters.

Health, medical groups sue FDA over e-cigarette rule delay

Mar 27 2018

Seven public health and medical groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging a U.S. Food and Drug Administration decision that they said would allow e-cigarettes to remain on the market for years without regulatory review.

Planned Parenthood leader Richards steps down

Jan 26 2018

The president of Planned Parenthood, longtime activist Cecile Richards, will step down this year after leading the women's health organization for more than a decade, the group said on Friday.

Alphabet healthcare company gets funding to help Medicaid patients

Jan 04 2018

Jan 4 Cityblock Health, a healthcare company which aims to serve low-income urban residents covered by Medicaid and Medicare, said on Thursday it received $20.8 million in a first round of funding from Maverick Ventures, Thrive Capital and Sidewalk Labs, the subsidiary of Alphabet Inc that founded Cityblock.

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