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Stories with subject: Health care industry
  • Connecticut hospitals move near possible lawsuit over tax 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 7:00 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Hospitals took the first steps toward a possible legal battle with the state over a tax the medical centers claim is unconstitutional and is harming hospitals financially.

  • Judge blocks Missouri from pulling clinic's abortion license 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 6:39 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A judge on Monday temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia as its physician loses hospital privileges required under state law.

  • Audit: Millions in equipment missing from LSU hospitals 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 6:13 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Nearly $6 million in state-owned hospital equipment can't be located, and millions more bought for the recently opened New Orleans public hospital hasn't been tracked properly, according to an audit released Monday.

  • Flint-area dental office offers free services 
    Updated: Nov-30-15 9:30 am

    MUNDY TOWNSHIP, Michigan - A dental office near Flint has offered free work to the community for the fourth consecutive year.

  • Despite saving lives, air ambulance companies under fire 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 2:09 pm

    BOZEMAN, Montana - Earlier this month, a Summit Air Ambulance helicopter raced up Hyalite Canyon south of Bozeman in search of a skier impaled on a tree.

  • Dentists in Florida County provide day of free services 
    Updated: Nov-29-15 12:19 pm

    FORT PIERCE, Florida - Dentist in Indian River County are teaming up to provide a day of free basic dental care for those in need.

  • What to know about 'BernieCare,' Sanders' health overhaul story has photos
    Updated: Nov-28-15 8:42 am

    WASHINGTON - The most ambitious "repeal and replace" health care plan from a presidential candidate comes from Sen. Bernie Sanders, not from a Republican.

  • Cincinnati abortion clinic granted variance 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 4:43 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Cincinnati abortion clinic can legally continue operating despite not having a required transfer agreement with a nearby hospital for emergencies, though that status lasts only about six months under Friday's decision from the state.

  • Assaults on staff at psychiatric hospital costing millions story has photos
    Updated: Nov-27-15 1:19 pm

    LAKEWOOD, Washington - A psychiatric patient "head-butted" a nurse so hard she fell back and slammed her head on a door, causing injures that kept her home for three months. An agitated patient knocked a nurse onto the cement floor and forced him out of work for seven months. A nurse who tried to stop a patient attack was injured so seriously that her recovery took more than two years.

  • Turing reneges on drug price cut, rival's version sells well story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 8:49 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price.

  • NY declares victory in Alzheimer's drug antitrust lawsuit 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:20 pm

    ALBANY, New York - New York's attorney general is dropping an antitrust lawsuit against a drug manufacturer after his office blocked what he alleged was an attempt to force Alzheimer's patients to switch to a newer patented drug instead of cheaper generic alternatives.

  • Court: Dallas hospital workers not liable for patient death 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 8:04 am

    DALLAS - A federal appeals court has ruled that administrators and staffers at a Dallas hospital can't be held liable for the death of a psychiatric patient whose case led to an overhaul of procedures and care.

  • Officials: Psychiatric hospital has made progress on safety 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:43 pm

    SEATTLE - State officials said Tuesday that federal officials are satisfied with the progress made at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital, which had been at risk of losing millions of dollars in federal funding later this week over concerns about patient safety.

  • Missouri down to 1 abortion clinic after Columbia stops them 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:06 pm

    COLUMBIA, Missouri - A Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia has stopped performing abortions, leaving only one clinic in the state still offering them.

  • Feds: No issues with Brattleboro psychiatric hospital 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 3:18 pm

    BRATTLEBORO, Vermont - Officials with a Brattleboro psychiatric hospital say they have been found to be in full compliance with a federal agency's conditions, which were instituted in October 2014 after the hospital failed a survey.

  • Health co-op failure in NY leaves doctors owed millions story has photos
    Updated: Nov-24-15 1:23 pm

    NEW YORK - The sudden collapse of the largest nonprofit insurance cooperative created by President Barack Obama's health care law is causing headaches in New York, especially for medical providers owed millions of dollars for treating the failed plan's patients.

  • West Virginia judge orders pain clinic closed 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 10:23 am

    DANIELS, West Virginia - A judge has granted the state's request to shutter a chronic pain clinic in Raleigh County as part of a crackdown on clinics that don't comply with new licensing requirements.

  • Adventist still considering possible HHSC partnership 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 9:26 am

    HILO, Hawaii - A representative of Adventist Health is looking into the financials of East Hawaii's publicly funded hospital system, as his nonprofit organization considers a partnership with the financially troubled health care facilities.

  • New processing plant prepares traditional Alaska Native food 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:15 am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - First it was musk ox stew. Then the Alaska nursing home served up musk ox meatloaf to its elderly Inupiat residents and their visiting family members.

  • Federal court rules Wisconsin abortion law unconstitutional 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 6:41 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - A Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Monday.

  • $160B deal to combine Pfizer and Allergan raises outcry story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 4:57 pm

    A $160 billion deal announced Monday to merge Pfizer and Allergan and create the world's biggest drug company renewed the outcry in Washington over "inversions," in which U.S. corporations combine with companies overseas to lower their tax bill.

  • Officials: Psychiatric hospital on track to improve safety 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 3:55 pm

    LAKEWOOD, Washington - Officials with Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital say they are on track to satisfying federal regulators who threatened to pull millions of dollars in federal funding over concerns about patient safety.

  • Clinton, Sanders oppose Pfizer-Allergan deal 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 2:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bernie Sanders are bashing plans by Pfizer and Allergan to join together in a $160 billion deal that will create the world's largest drugmaker.

  • 10 things to know about corporate inversions 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 2:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - Pfizer and Allergan are pursuing the biggest buyout in health care history, a $160 billion deal that would essentially send one of the biggest U.S. corporations overseas, or at least its legal domicile and principal executive offices.

  • Fort Riley's new hospital faces more delays 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 1:50 pm

    FORT RILEY, Kansas - The opening of Fort Riley's new hospital has been pushed back after already being delayed more than three years.