Medical News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Anthem has no intention of backing away quietly from its plan to buy rival Cigna in the face of federal opposition, and the company looks ready to play hardball. The health insurer told analysts Wednesday that it is preparing to fight the government's move to...
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that the state is doing everything it can to prevent the spread of Legionnaires' disease at a veterans home where an outbreak last year sickened 53 people, including 12 who died. Rauner visited the Illinois Veterans...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has paid $2.5 million to settle some claims in a federal whistleblower lawsuit accusing the hospital network of overbilling government insurance programs for neurosurgery. UPMC, Pennsylvania's largest private employer...
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of drug developer Kadmon Holdings tumbled Wednesday after its initial public offering priced far below the company's estimates. Kadmon said its offering of 6.25 million shares priced at $12 a share, raising $75 million in total. The company originally...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has paid $2.5 million to settle some claims in a federal whistleblower lawsuit accusing the hospital network of overbilling government insurance programs for neurosurgery. UPMC isn't acknowledging wrongdoing in the...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ethan Dean has always dreamed of being a garbage man. He never tires of playing with toy garbage trucks and loves to watch the real ones drive past his house. On Tuesday, the 6-year-old with cystic fibrosis got his wish, riding shotgun in a booster seat...
CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were "incompatible with life." Support groups and social media showing the exceptions have changed the landscape. So has mounting research suggesting that...
CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were "incompatible with life." Support groups and social media showing the exceptions have changed the landscape. So has mounting research suggesting that...
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday dismissed the last remaining charge against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood. District Judge Brock Thomas dismissed the tampering with...