Health care industry

In this Nov. 14, 2017 photo provided by Yale University, Onyema Ogbuagu, second from right, of the Yale School of Medicine meets with faculty at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. A Yale project is working to build up the health care system that was devastated by the Ebola epidemic in the West African nation. (Laura Crawford/Yale University via AP)
November 23, 2017 - 12:01 pm
The Ebola epidemic that ravaged Liberia took a heavy toll on the country's medical ranks, leaving the West African nation with one of the lowest doctor-to-patient ratios in the world. To build the country's health care system back up, teams from American universities and hospitals, with backing...
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November 22, 2017 - 7:27 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Border Patrol agent injured in an incident that left a fellow agent dead was discharged Wednesday from an El Paso hospital. The agent was discharged Wednesday from the University Medical Center in El Paso, said Doug Mosier, spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 17, 2017 - 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As part of its effort to expand private health care, the Department of Veterans Affairs is exploring the possibility of merging its health system with the Pentagon's, a cost-saving measure that veterans groups say could threaten the viability of VA hospitals and clinics. VA...
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November 15, 2017 - 8:40 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Todd Golde, University of Florida (THE CONVERSATION) Thirty years ago, scientists began to unlock the mysteries regarding the cause of Alzheimer’s disease. This knowledge ushered in an...
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November 14, 2017 - 5:28 pm
___ Senate GOP insisting on Obamacare repeal for tax overhaul WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans said Tuesday they are intent on a repeal of the Obama health care law requirement that Americans get health insurance, as a way to pay for cuts in corporate taxes and individual rates. The surprise...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2006 file photo, then Deputy Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar meets reporters at the HHS Department in Washington. Newly disclosed financial records show that Azar, President Donald Trump’s nominee to become secretary for the Health and Human Services Department, reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 13, 2017 - 3:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Turning to an industry he's rebuked, President Donald Trump on Monday picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive to be his health secretary. If confirmed, Alex Azar would oversee a $1 trillion department responsible for major health insurance programs, including "...
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November 09, 2017 - 4:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Anglo-Swedish drugmaker AstraZeneca says its net income and sales fell in the third quarter as it worked to make up for the loss of patent protection for major products such as Crestor and Seroquel XR. Net income fell 32 percent to $686 million. Product sales slipped to $4.88 billion...
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November 08, 2017 - 7:43 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — One of the three drugs Arkansas planned to use in a lethal injection this week was made by a New York company that says it doesn't sell its products if it fears they'll be used in executions, court documents released Wednesday show. A package insert and drug label for the...
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In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Iowa fans wave towards fans watching from University of Iowa's children's hospital at the end of the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against North Texas in Iowa City, Iowa. In the new tradition, known as The Wave, at the end of the first quarter fans in the 70,585-seat Kinnick Stadium turn to wave to the pediatric patients watching from the hospital, a 12-story building that overlooks the stadium from across the street. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
November 08, 2017 - 11:59 am
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Nine-year-old Maddox Smith can no longer play football, not after being treated for a golf ball-sized brain tumor and a rare genetic disorder that caused tumors to grow on his nerve cells. Maddox has spent many, many days in the hospital. Like dozens of other children...
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