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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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J&J buys orthopedic company in $21.3 bil. deal

Apr 27, 2011
Johnson and Johnson has agreed to buy Swiss orthopedic medical device company Synthes -- a move addressing the needs of an aging population.
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Drug maker Forest Laboratories must choose between CEO and sales

Apr 26, 2011
The federal government says it will stop doing business with CEOs whose companies break the law.
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Not enough people dive into high-risk pools

Apr 25, 2011
The insurance exchanges for people with preexisting conditions aren't living up to expectations. And politics plays a part.
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Is health reform unleashing an entrepreneurial wave?

Apr 22, 2011
Under the Obama health plan, it's supposed to get easier to find and keep affordable insurance if you leave a job and strike out as an individual entrepreneur. But is that actually happening?
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Health insurance reminder for college students

Apr 21, 2011
The Obama administration urges colleges to remind students they qualify for coverage under their parents' health insurance, to get them accustomed to having insurance before the health care law mandates it for everyone.
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Expired patents mean big losses for Big Pharma

Apr 19, 2011
With drugs now going generic faster than new ones getting developed, some analysts predict big pharmaceutical companies will report the worst drop in quarterly profits in years.
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