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WellPoint ties increases to hospital outcomes

May 16, 2011
The giant insurer will boost annual payments to only those hospitals that deliver "quality care."
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Exchanging virus samples for vaccine access

May 16, 2011
The World Health Organization will meet today to discuss a treaty that will increase access of essential vaccines to developing countries in exchange for important tissue samples.
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What's in a drug name?

May 12, 2011
Potentially billions can go into naming a drug. Which is why pharmaceutical companies spend lots of money trying to land just the right arrangements of consonants and vowels.
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Re-evaluating Masschusett's health care reform

May 12, 2011
Mitt Romney will address health care reform in a speech today. As governor, he shepherded a law in Massachusetts that requires all residents to have health insurance, but today is expected to distance himself from the law and call for a repeal to Obamacare.
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Health care reform, New Orleans-style

May 11, 2011
Hurricane Katrina wiped out all the public hospitals in New Orleans, and gave the city a rare chance to rebuild in a new way.
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FDA cracks down on artificial hip-makers

May 11, 2011
The FDA has ordered 20 makers of certain types of artificial hips to further study the implants, even though they've already been approved.
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Bridging the gap between nurses and IT

May 6, 2011
As hospitals try to reach a federal deadline of 2015 to go electronic, the job field of nursing informatics is in high demand.
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CIGNA reports 52% increase in first quarter earnings

May 5, 2011
David Cordani, CEO of CIGNA, explains the company's recent profits, and how it plans to keep up with potential changes in the health care landscape.
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States squeezed in cutting Medicaid payments

May 5, 2011
Obama administration rule would make it more difficult for states to reduce payments to doctors who treat patients in the program for the poor.
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What a drug shortage means for pharmacies and consumers

May 2, 2011
The pharmaceutical industry is facing a major issue: a growing shortage of commonly used prescription drugs. It could majorly affect the industry and the health legislation.
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