Health care industry

FILE - This April 20, 2009 file photo, shows the British pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline in London. Drugmakers GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer are merging their healthcare divisions, creating a business with combined sales of 9.8 billion pounds ($12.7 billion). British-based Glaxo will own 68 percent of the joint venture, while U.S.-based Pfizer will own the remaining 32 percent stake. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
December 19, 2018 - 1:18 pm
Drugmakers GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer plan to merge their consumer health businesses into what will be the world leader in sales of nonprescription medicines such as pain relievers, vitamins and cold remedies. The new joint venture would have with combined annual sales of $12.7 billion (9.8 billion...
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December 19, 2018 - 10:45 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's health and environmental department has ended a 17-month search for a new director by picking a former hospital executive already on the agency's board. The Department of Health and Environmental Control's Board voted Wednesday to make Dr. Rick Toomey the...
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FILE- In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo trader Gregory Rowe works at the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Monday, Dec. 15. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 17, 2018 - 4:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local): 4 p.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 500 points, its second straight drop of that size and its fourth big decline this month. Longtime market favorites like Microsoft and Amazon took heavy losses Monday...
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December 17, 2018 - 1:39 pm
HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina hospital is implementing visitor restrictions in response to the flu season. WLOS in Asheville reports that beginning Tuesday, Pardee Hospital in Hendersonville will place the restrictions in effect. One rule says children under 12 should not visit the...
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In this Aug. 16, 2010 file photo a nurse looks on from a window of the Giulesti hospital following a fire that left 5 newborn babies dead. Romanian health authorities on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, temporarily closed the maternity hospital in the capital after over a dozen babies born there recently were diagnosed with a drug-resistant superbug. The Health Ministry said the hospital would stop admissions after the newborns were recently diagnosed with antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda, File)
December 10, 2018 - 7:38 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian authorities say the number of babies diagnosed with a drug-resistant superbug at a maternity hospital in the capital has risen to 39. Raluca Alexandru, spokeswoman for Giulesti Maternity hospital, closed Nov. 30 due to the outbreak, on Monday said tests have...
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This image provided by Sandoz Inc. shows a new epinephrine injector by Sandoz, Inc. Amid persistent shortages of EpiPens and other emergency autoinjectors that treat life-threatening allergic reactions, generic drugmaker Sandoz says that early next year it will launch a slightly cheaper rival in the U.S. Sandoz said Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, that it plans to sell a pair of its generic autoinjectors for $250 without insurance. (Sandoz Inc. via AP)
December 06, 2018 - 6:01 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Generic drugmaker Sandoz announced plans Thursday to start selling a slightly cheaper version of the EpiPen in the U.S. early next year. The penlike injectors are used to halt life-threatening allergic reactions to insect bites, nuts and other foods. Brand-name EpiPen, which...
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December 05, 2018 - 9:01 pm
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — An automated machine punctured a can of bear repellent at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey on Wednesday, releasing fumes that sickened workers and sent two dozen to hospitals, officials said. An Amazon representative said that as of 8 p.m., all of the impacted employees...
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FILE- In this Nov. 20, 2018, file photo pedestrians walk past the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 30 (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 30, 2018 - 1:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are wavering Friday ahead of the highly anticipating trade meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping of China. Investors have long hoped the two will use their meeting at the Group of 20 summit to start resolving the trade dispute between the two...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2018 file photo members of the supervisory board sit in front of the company logo during the annual shareholders meeting of German chemical giant Bayer AG in Bonn, Germany. Bayer said Thursday, Nov 29, 2018 it will cut 12 000 jobs, most of them in Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
November 29, 2018 - 9:13 am
BERLIN (AP) — German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG says it's cutting 12,000 jobs worldwide as it seeks to reduce costs. The Leverkusen-based company said Thursday that details of the cuts to its 118,200-stong workforce would be worked out in coming months but that "a significant number" of the...
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November 28, 2018 - 6:03 pm
Australian Army veteran Wolfgang Neszpor was stunned when he heard his recently repaired shoulder squeak. "You could really hear it," he said. He recalled when the surgeon examined him and lifted up his arm, "It was a stupid amount of pain." Two months earlier, Neszpor, 36, had gotten a new...
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