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GlaxoSmithKline's bribery scandal highlights China's corrupt health care system

Jul 23, 2013
China alleges British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline bribed Chinese doctors. But so does everyone else, say longtime observers. Why is China singling out GSK?
Posted In: GlaxoSmithKline, pharmaceuticals, China, health care

Affordable Care Act may free some from working for health insurance

Jul 15, 2013
Nearly 1 million employees could end up voluntarily leaving their jobs when health exchanges open on January 1, according to a new report from Columbia and National Bureau of Economic Research.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act, health care reform, insurance exchanges

Weight-loss drug Qsymia pushing for more sales

Jul 15, 2013
One of the Vivus' latest tactics is to market its drug straight to consumers. Starting this fall, you'll see Qsymia ads in magazines and on television. But it may still be too expensive for some.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, obesity, health care

Markets come up short in drugs for premature babies

Jul 10, 2013
Nationwide drug shortages are causing hospitals to ration critical nutrients premature babies and other patients need to survive.
Posted In: Health, health care, hospital, pharmaceuticals

Affordable Care Act mandate delayed: Who wins, who loses?

Jul 3, 2013
Pick your headline: Bigger companies get another year to arrange health insurance, or Many employees have to wait another year to get health insurance.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care, health care reform

Federal cuts threaten healthcare fraud investigations

Jul 3, 2013
Staffing cuts at the Department of Health and Human Services mean fewer cases of Medicare, Medicaid fraud are investigated.
Posted In: health care, Medicare, fraud

1-800-Obamacare

Jun 24, 2013
The Obama administration launches its new HealthCare.gov website to get people signed up.
Posted In: health care, Obamacare, NBA

When insurance is too expensive no matter what

Jun 21, 2013
Federal subsidies will make it easier for millions of Americans to buy health coverage, but millions still won't be able to afford it.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act, medicaid, health insurance

How much should you save for long-term care?

Jun 20, 2013
Nursing homes can run around $100,000 a year, and many aging boomers will not have the money.
Posted In: Social Security, health care, long-term care insurance

Forget the patient, what happens when the medical hardware gets a virus?

Jun 17, 2013
As hospitals become more automated, the dangers of computer viruses become more serious.
Posted In: health care, hospital, medical records

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