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Healthcare Reform

ATM pharmacy to cut queues for South Africa's AIDS patients


ALEXANDRA, South Africa South Africa has launched an ATM-like vending machine to dispense medicines to patients with chronic illnesses such as AIDS in a move aimed at reducing waiting times and congestion in public healthcare facilities.

Ardian launches sale of German pharma firm Riemser: sources

FRANKFURT Buyout group Ardian has launched the sale of German healthcare firm Riemser Pharma, which may fetch a valuation of more than 400 million euros ($495 million), people close to the matter said.

Mar 14 2018

U.S. says Idaho cannot sell health plans not compliant with Obamacare

WASHINGTON A U.S. government agency on Thursday said Idaho could not allow health insurers to sell plans that do not comply with Obamacare, a sign that the Trump administration will enforce the law even as it takes regulatory actions to weaken it.

Health, U.S. Mar 08 2018

Thursday Morning Briefing

“Especially given today’s globalization, choosing a trade war is a mistaken prescription. The outcome will only be harmful,” said China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who was speaking on the sidelines of an annual meeting of China’s parliament. He said China and the United States did not have to be rivals, and history showed that trade wars were not the correct way to resolve problems. This comes as Trump’s administration faced growing opposition to the tariffs from prominent congressional Republic

Mar 08 2018

Ukrainian doctor struggles with lack of resources

KIEV Family doctor Dmitriy Rozumiy struggles to bridge the gap between what his patients in rural Ukraine need and what the country's cash-strapped healthcare system can provide.

World, Health Mar 08 2018

Inovalon to buy info tech firm for $1.2 billion, expands client base

Inovalon Holdings Inc said on Wednesday it would buy privately held Ability Network for $1.2 billion, as the healthcare data analytics company seeks to reduce its dependence on insurers and add more clients.

Mar 07 2018

Attendo may sell Finnish healthcare operations ahead of government reform

HELSINKI Nordic health care company Attendo said on Monday it had started to evaluate options, including a potential divestment, for its Finnish healthcare and dental care business ahead of major reforms in the sector.

Mar 05 2018

Twenty states sue federal government, seeking end to Obamacare

A coalition of 20 U.S. states sued the federal government on Monday over Obamacare, claiming the law was no longer constitutional after the repeal last year of its requirement that people have health insurance or pay a fine. | Video

Health, U.S. Feb 27 2018

Tuesday Morning Briefing

Comcast boss Brian Roberts is driving a Sky-shaped wedge between Walt Disney and Twenty-First Century Fox. The U.S. cable group’s 22 billion pound ($31 billion) offer for the UK pay-TV group leaves Fox chair Rupert Murdoch with two unappealing options: enter a bidding war for Sky, or re-think his deal to sell Fox’s entertainment assets to Disney chief Bob Iger. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sky-m-a-comcast/comcast-challenges-murdoch-with-31-billion-offer-to-buy-sky-idUSKCN1GB0M3 https://www

Yemen, China, Russia, Germany, Syria Feb 27 2018

Fresenius says probe may affect Akorn deal, sees slower 2018 sales

BERLIN German healthcare group Fresenius SE has raised doubts about its planned acquisition of Akorn because of a probe into data integrity at the U.S. maker of liquid generic drugs.

Feb 27 2018