Health care industry

July 18, 2017 - 3:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis says its net profit rose 10 percent in the second quarter, helped by gains from divestments. Novartis said Tuesday that net earnings rose to $1.98 billion in the April-June period from $1.81 billion a year earlier. Net sales, however, were down 2...
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July 17, 2017 - 10:39 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin has removed two top officials at New Hampshire's only veterans hospital and has ordered a review of the facility starting Monday amid allegations of "dangerously substandard care." The Boston Globe reported ( http://bit.ly/2utP3xD )...
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July 14, 2017 - 8:51 am
EDEN, N.C. (AP) — Leaders of a rural hospital in North Carolina are citing competition with larger hospitals and a lack of Medicaid expansion as reasons for filing for bankruptcy. Multiple media outlets report Morehead Memorial Hospital in Eden filed earlier this week for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as...
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FILE - This April 1, 2016 file photo shows a view of the Vatican-run Bambin Gesu' pediatric hospital, in Rome. On Thursday, July 13, 2017 Vatican prosecutors indicted the former president and ex-treasurer of the Vatican-run children's hospital for allegedly diverting money from the hospital's foundation to pay for renovations on a top cardinal's apartment. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, files)
July 13, 2017 - 11:10 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican prosecutors have indicted the former president and the ex-treasurer of the Vatican's children's hospital for allegedly diverting money from the hospital's fundraising foundation to pay for an extensive renovation to a top cardinal's apartment. The indictment released...
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FILE - This April 1, 2016 file photo shows a view of the Vatican-run Bambin Gesu' pediatric hospital, in Rome. On Thursday, July 13, 2017 Vatican prosecutors indicted the former president and ex-treasurer of the Vatican-run children's hospital for allegedly diverting money from the hospital's foundation to pay for renovations on a top cardinal's apartment. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, files)
July 13, 2017 - 9:28 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican prosecutors have indicted the former president and ex-treasurer of the Vatican-owned children's hospital for allegedly diverting money from the hospital's fundraising foundation to pay for renovating a top cardinal's apartment. The indictment released Thursday orders...
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In this image taken from Jan 6, 2008, video footage by AP Video, Liu Xiaobo looks at documents in his home in Beijing, China. According to a statement Friday, July 7, 2017, on the website of the First Hospital of China Medical University, the Chinese medical team charged with treating imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has stopped using cancer-fighting drugs so as not to overwhelm his severely weakened liver, raising concerns that China's most prominent political prisoner is critically ill. (AP Video via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 8:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — American and German specialists saw imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo on Saturday and confirmed that he is in the final stages of terminal liver cancer, the hospital treating him said. China allowed the two doctors to travel to the northeastern city of Shenyang...
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In this image taken from Jan 6, 2008, video footage by AP Video, Liu Xiaobo looks at documents in his home in Beijing, China. According to a statement Friday, July 7, 2017, on the website of the First Hospital of China Medical University, the Chinese medical team charged with treating imprisoned Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has stopped using cancer-fighting drugs so as not to overwhelm his severely weakened liver, raising concerns that China's most prominent political prisoner is critically ill. (AP Video via AP)
July 08, 2017 - 8:01 am
BEIJING (AP) — American and German specialists saw imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo on Saturday and confirmed that he is in the final stages of terminal liver cancer, the hospital treating him said. China allowed the two doctors to travel to the northeastern city of Shenyang...
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David Kilada, political director of Oregon Right to Life, examines a bill in Keizer, Ore., Thursday, July 6, 2017, that requires insurance companies to cover abortions at no cost to the patient. Those who have no U.S. insurance, including those in the country illegally, will be able to have costs paid by the state's Medicaid program. Kilada said the bill, passed by the Legislature on Wednesday, will force taxpayers to assume some of the costs of an increasing number of abortions, even if they oppose the procedure. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
July 06, 2017 - 8:33 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A sweeping new bill passed by Oregon lawmakers will force taxpayers to assume some of the costs of abortions, even though many oppose the procedure, anti-abortion campaigners said Thursday as a legal expert predicted the measure will draw lawsuits. The bill passed Wednesday by...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, of Louisiana, speaks at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, on new proposals to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law. The Washington hospital where Scalise is recuperating from a gunshot wound says he has been readmitted to the intensive care unit. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
July 06, 2017 - 1:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington hospital where House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is recuperating from a gunshot wound says he has been readmitted to the intensive care unit. MedStar Washington Hospital Center says the Louisiana congressman is back in intensive care because of new concerns for...
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July 05, 2017 - 2:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has told "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli (SHKREL'-ee) to keep his mouth shut at his securities fraud trial. Prosecutors had sought a gag order after an impromptu gaggle by Shkreli last week with news reporters covering his case. The judge got assurances on Wednesday from the...
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