Health care industry

August 01, 2018 - 11:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Trump administration's short-term health insurance plans. (All times local): 11:30 a.m. The Trump administration's new regulation expanding short-term health insurance plans contains what amounts to a legal life preserver in case a key feature is struck down by a...
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The HealthCare.gov website main page. The Trump administration is clearing the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey “Obamacare” for consumers struggling with high premiums. But the policies don’t have to cover pre-existing conditions and benefits are limited. It’s not certain if that’s going to translate into broad consumer appeal among people who need an individual policy. (HHS via AP
August 01, 2018 - 10:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday cleared the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey Obama-law policies for people struggling with high premiums. But the new policies don't have to cover existing medical conditions and they offer...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2015, file photo, the Pfizer logo is displayed at world headquarters in New York. Pfizer Inc. (PFE) on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, reported second-quarter earnings of $3.87 billion. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 31, 2018 - 7:57 am
Pfizer's second-quarter profit surged 26 percent, thanks to a 4 percent increase in medicine sales, higher income from partnerships and lower tax expenses. The biggest U.S.-based drugmaker on Tuesday beat Wall Street expectations and boosted its 2018 profit forecast. However, Pfizer trimmed its...
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FILE - This May 1, 2018 file photo shows Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, N.J. Merck & Co. on Friday, July 27 reported second-quarter profit of $1.71 billion. The Kenilworth, New Jersey-based company said it had profit of 63 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions and restructuring costs, were $1.06 per share. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 27, 2018 - 10:34 am
Soaring sales of cancer drugs, vaccines and veterinary medicines drove Merck & Co.'s 5 percent jump in second-quarter revenue and the company lifted its outlook for the year. Long known for primary care with its allergy, cholesterol, diabetes, heart and osteoporosis medications and shots to...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 22, 2014, Blue Bridge Benefits LLC agent Patricia Sarabia, right, and Adolfo Briceno, left, with Spanish Speaking LLC, help a potential customer with Blue Cross Blue Shield at a kiosk promoting Obama Care at Compare Foods in Winston-Salem, N.C. A new poll finds that more than half of Hispanic adults have encountered a communication barrier in the health care system. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, file)
July 27, 2018 - 2:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 6 in 10 Hispanic adults have had a difficult time communicating with a health care provider because of a language or cultural barrier, and when they do they often turn to outside sources for help, according to a new study conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Nov. 22, 2014, Blue Bridge Benefits LLC agent Patricia Sarabia, right, and Adolfo Briceno, left, with Spanish Speaking LLC, help a potential customer with Blue Cross Blue Shield at a kiosk promoting Obama Care at Compare Foods in Winston-Salem, N.C. A new poll finds that more than half of Hispanic adults have encountered a communication barrier in the health care system. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, file)
July 27, 2018 - 1:07 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll finds that nearly 6 in 10 Hispanic adults have had a difficult time communicating with a health care provider because of a language or cultural barrier. The poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that half of those who have faced...
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First lady Melania Trump blows bubbles in a playroom with children during a visit to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, July 24, 2018. The first lady was promoting her "Be Best" campaign to help children. (AP Photo/Darlene Superville)
July 24, 2018 - 6:16 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Melania Trump joined in the children's pastimes of blowing bubbles and playing with trains Tuesday as she promoted her "Be Best" campaign at a hospital and expressed her desire to help educate mothers and children about the dangers of drug misuse and dependency. The first...
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July 18, 2018 - 3:16 am
GENEVA (AP) — Novartis says net profit rose 3 percent in the second quarter amid strong growth for some of its top products, as the Swiss pharmaceuticals giant moves to spin off its Alcon eye-care business. New CEO Vas Narasimhan touted Novartis' plans to create a "focused medicines company,"...
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July 10, 2018 - 8:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says pharmaceutical company Pfizer is "rolling back price hikes, so American patients don't pay more." Trump is tweeting that he and Health Secretary Alex Azar discussed the issue Tuesday with Pfizer CEO Ian Read. Pfizer has issued a statement saying Read...
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A man pushes a cart loaded with goods past a decoration baring the words "Business Prospers and Booming" outside a retail and wholesale clothing mall in Beijing, Monday, July 9, 2018. The trade war that erupted last Friday between the U.S. and China carries a major risk of escalation that could weaken investment, depress spending, unsettle financial markets and slow the global economy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 09, 2018 - 8:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese exporters were scrambling Monday to cope with a plunge in U.S. sales while China's state press shrugged off the impact of Washington's tariff hikes in a spiraling technology dispute. The impact of Friday's tariff hikes on the world's second-largest economy should be limited,...
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