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 - 12:18 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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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 - 3:13 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 12, 2018 - 11:22 am
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are considering steps they could take to rein in the soaring cost of insulin, which one couple says has become so expensive that their diabetic son could no longer afford it and died. State Sen. Matt Little convened an informal discussion at the state...
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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 - 6:38 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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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 - 8:13 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 - 5:03 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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November 26, 2018 - 11:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — US health officials said Monday they plan to overhaul the nation's decades-old system for approving most medical devices, which has long been criticized by experts for failing to catch problems with risky implants and medical instruments. The Food and Drug Administration announced...
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CORRECTS DATE TO NOV. 19, NOT NOV. 11 - In this Nov. 19, 2018, photo, Juan Lopez stands over the body of his ex-fiancee, emergency room doctor Tamara O'Neal, after gunning her down in a parking lot near Mercy Hospital in Chicago. Lopez later fatally shot two people inside the hospital. Lopez died of gunshot wounds following the shooting. (Sam Akkadian via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 7:36 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Moments before her ex-fiance fatally shot her in the parking lot of the hospital where she worked, a Chicago doctor called 911 to report that she had spotted the man and feared for her life. As investigators tried to piece together the events that ended with the deaths of the doctor...
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November 12, 2018 - 8:03 am
A prominent athenahelath investor and a private equity firm will spend about $5.7 billion on the medical billing software maker and take it private. Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital said Monday they'll pair athenahealth with a company Veritas bought earlier this year, Virence Health...
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This undated image provided by AcelRx Pharmaceuticals shows the dispenser and a tablet for the company's medication Dsuvia. On Friday, Nov. 2. 2018, U.S. regulators announced the approval of the fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. (Craig Sherod Photography/AcelRx Pharmaceuticals via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 2:24 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators on Friday approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday came over objections from critics who fear the pill will be abused. In a lengthy...
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