Health care industry

November 16, 2018 - 2:50 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas corporation that runs behavioral health hospitals is accused of illegally holding four patients, two of whom were voluntary patients who were allegedly prohibited from leaving. SAS Healthcare Inc. was indicted Wednesday on nine counts of violating the Texas Mental...
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In this Nov. 13, 2018 photo, Patrick Wardell, CEO of Cambridge Health Alliance, left, pauses during a meeting in Boston with Peter DeMarco where he and other executives answered questions about the death of DeMarco's wife, Laura Levis (in picture at left), in Somerville, Mass. Levis, 34, suffered a fatal asthma attack after encountering a locked emergency room door when she walked to CHA Somerville Hospital and called 911 for help in 2016. Patrick Wardell told Peter DeMarco during a two-hour meeting on Tuesday that he was "very sorry" for what happened. (Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 4:03 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A man whose wife collapsed outside a locked hospital emergency room door and later died has received a face-to-face apology from the chief executive of the hospital's parent company. Patrick Wardell, CEO of Cambridge Health Alliance, told Peter DeMarco during a two-hour meeting at the...
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James Swartz, director of the Massachusetts-based consumer safety group World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., displays a Black Panther "slash claw" as he introduces toys topping the group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season, during a news conference, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at a hospital, in Boston. The group says the Black Panther "slash claw" has the potential for eye and facial injuries. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
November 13, 2018 - 6:17 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Black Panther "slash claw" and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group's annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. Massachusetts-based World Against Toys Causing Harm, or W.A.T.C.H., unveiled its 46th annual list of the 10 "worst...
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A logo for athenahealth is displayed on a computer Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. Athenahealth shares soared Monday after the struggling medical billing software maker received a $5.7 billion cash buyout offer. (AP Photo)
November 12, 2018 - 10:20 am
Athenahealth shares soared Monday after the struggling medical billing software maker received a $5.7 billion cash buyout offer. Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital plan to give athenahealth shareholders $135 per share in a deal that will take the company private. That represents a roughly...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2018, file photo, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg leaves the stage after speaking to first-year students at Georgetown Law in Washington. Ginsburg has been hospitalized after fracturing three ribs in fall at court (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
November 09, 2018 - 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was released from the hospital Friday after having been admitted for treatment and observation after fracturing three ribs in a fall. Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said the 85-year-old justice is "doing well" and working from home...
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Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange watch President Donald Trump's news conference, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. Technology and health care stocks are leading indexes broadly higher on Wall Street as results of the midterm elections came in largely as investors had expected. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 07, 2018 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The outcome of the midterm elections was good for the stock market in general, mostly because it didn't produce any big surprises, but it was especially good for the health care industry and several other companies. Health insurers rose sharply Wednesday as investors anticipated...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, file photo trader Peter Tuchman, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Nov. 5. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 05, 2018 - 4:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks mostly rose Monday as financial and health care companies finished higher, while Apple and other technology companies continued to fall. Asian indexes fell following weak economic data in China and a lack of progress in trade negotiations between the U.S. and China...
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This undated image provided by AcelRx Pharmaceuticals shows the dispenser and a tablet for the company's medication Dsuvia. On Friday, Nov. 2. 2018, U.S. regulators announced the approval of the fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. (Craig Sherod Photography/AcelRx Pharmaceuticals via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 3:24 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday came over objections from critics who fear the pill will be abused. In a lengthy...
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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017 file photo, an Israeli flag flies outside a Teva Pharmaceutical Industries building, in Neot Hovav, Israel. On Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, Israeli drug maker Teva reported a third-quarter loss as it proceeds with an aggressive cost-cutting program and adjusts to declines in key product categories. But the company gave an upbeat outlook, citing stabilization in its core generics business, the launch of new products and progress with its restructuring program. Its stock price surged on the news. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, File)
November 01, 2018 - 1:12 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli drug maker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on Thursday reported a third-quarter loss as it proceeds with an aggressive cost-cutting program and adjusts to declines in key product categories. But the company gave an upbeat outlook, citing stabilization in its core generics...
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FILE- This Dec. 4, 2017, file photo shows a tablet of Pfizer's Viagra, left, and the company's generic version, sildenafil citrate, at Pfizer Inc., headquarters in New York. Pfizer Inc. reports earnings Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 30, 2018 - 1:13 pm
Pfizer posted a 45 percent jump in third-quarter profit, as the biggest U.S.-based drugmaker benefited from sharply lower taxes due to this year's federal tax cut. The maker of Viagra and nerve pain treatment Lyrica on Tuesday reported net income of $4.11 billion, or 69 cents per share. Adjusted...
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