U.S. health officials on Thursday said they will spend $350 million in four states to study ways to best deal with the nation's opioid crisis on the local level, with a goal of reducing opioid-related overdose deaths by 40 percent over three years in selected communities in those states.
UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Tuesday it expects minimal impact to its margins if the rebate system is overhauled but investors remained concerned about the impact of the Trump administration's proposal to end discounts from drugmakers.
(Reuters Health) - Abuse during childhood may cause physical changes to the human brain that in turn may render adults more vulnerable to depression, research suggests.
(Reuters Health) - - Scores of clinics across the United States directly advertise expensive - but unproven - cell therapy procedures to patients with serious eye diseases, often with devastating results, a new study warns.
A European Medicines Agency panel on Friday recommended a conditional marketing approval for a gene therapy from Bluebird Bio Inc as a genetic blood disorder treatment, setting the stage for the U.S. biotech to win its first regulatory nod.
March 29 A European Medicines Agency panel on
Friday recommended a conditional marketing approval for a gene
therapy from Bluebird Bio Inc as a genetic blood
disorder treatment, setting the stage for the U.S. biotech to
win its first regulatory nod.
U.S. health insurer Centene Corp on Wednesday said it would buy smaller rival WellCare Health Plans Inc for $15.27 billion, in a move to bulk up its government-backed Medicare and Medicaid businesses while reducing exposure to Obamacare healthcare exchanges. | Video
(Reuters Health) - For a wide range of diseases, diagnosis comes later in life for women than for men, according to a large Danish study.
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(Reuters Health) - Young women are largely unaware of the risks they face from cardiovascular disease, even though it remains the top cause of death for American women, researchers warn.