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Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

After spending an estimated $16 million this fiscal year on Sovaldi, which holds promise for a cure for the liver-damaging disease, the state agency headed by Julie Hamos approved the restrictions July 10. The rules limit the drug to sicker patients and bar it for anyone with a history of drug or alcohol abuse within the past year.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Illinois, Illinois Government, Hepatitis, Medicine, Alcoholism, Northwestern University, Biotech, Gilead Sciences

Wed Jul 30, 2014

NBC Chicago

Plane Crash in San Diego Kills 1

A small plane crashed in the parking lot of a busy San Diego shopping center Wednesday evening, killing one of the two women aboard and wounding the other.

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Related Topix: Air Accidents, San Diego, CA, Kearny Mesa (San Diego, CA), Medicine, Hospital Administration, Sharp Memorial Hospital

Sunherald.com

J&J withdraws fibroid treatment device from market

In April, J&J suspended sales of the devices, known as laparoscopic power morcellators, after the Food and Drug Administration discouraged doctors from using them.

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Related Topix: Food, J and J Snack Foods, Johnson & Johnson, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Johnson and Johnson Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals, DePuy Orthopaedics, Medical Equipment, Hospital Administration, St Peters Health Care Services

KCCI-TV Des Moines

Peace Corps removes workers over Ebola threat

Humanitarian agencies working in west Africa on Wednesday stepped up their precautions against the Ebola virus, with the Peace Corps announcing it was removing hundreds of its volunteers from three of the hardest-hit nations.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Nursing

Castanet.net

Thomson Reuters reports Q2 profit up from year ago, revenue holds steady

Thomson Reuters reported Wednesday an increase in its quarterly earnings ahead of expectations, as revenue held steady compared with a year ago.

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Related Topix: Media, Medicine, Triad Hospitals, Computers, IT Services, Hospital Administration, Thomson

CFRA

CDC's dire forecast: Weather causes 2,000 deaths a year in US with nearly two-thirds from cold

In this Dec. 6, 2013 file photo, Sarah Davis, left, puts on earmuffs over her hat as John Davis, right, burrows under some blankets, as they try to keep warm in their tent at a homeless encampment in Oklahoma City.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Control Group

Wall Street Journal

AstraZeneca in Respiratory-Drugs Deal

AstraZeneca PLC has agreed to buy the rights to a portfolio of inhaled drugs from Almirall SA in a deal worth up to $2.1 billion, a significant step toward expanding its respiratory business and the type of pipeline-boosting deal favored by Chief Executive Pascal Soriot.

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Related Topix: AstraZeneca, Biotech, Medicine, AstraZeneca Group

The Winnipeg Free Press

Merck second-quarter profit more than doubles, tops forecast

A big one-time gain and a tax benefit helped drugmaker Merck & Co. more than double its second-quarter profit, raise the lower end of its profit forecast and easily top analysts' expectations.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Merck , Medicine, Zetia, Ezetimibe (generic), Whitehouse Station, NJ

Tue Jul 29, 2014

LongmontFYI

Amgen closing Longmont, Boulder facilities that employ 430

Biotechnology firm Amgen announced Tuesday that it plans to close its facilities in Colorado and Washington by the end of next year, resulting in the loss of approximately 430 jobs in Boulder County.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Amgen, Longmont, CO, Boulder, CO, Boulder County, CO

KVBC-TV Las Vegas

Ocean Spray worker dies in fall through skylight

Authorities say a Las Vegas man is dead after falling through a skylight at an Ocean Spray fruit juice distribution center in Henderson.

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Related Topix: Las Vegas, NV, Henderson, NV, Clark County, NV, Medicine, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Hospital Administration

The Indian Express

Ranbaxy Laboratories quarterly net loss narrows to Rs 185.92 cr

Drug firm Ranbaxy Laboratories today reported consolidated net loss of Rs 185.92 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Ranbaxy Laboratories, Food and Drug Administration

KBCI CBS 2

Idaho boy recovering from rattlesnake bite

A 6-year-old western Idaho boy who suffered a rattlesnake bite on his big toe is recovering in the intensive care unit at a Spokane hospital.

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Related Topix: Culdesac, ID, Medicine, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Fruitland, ID

Merced Sun-Star

Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

The potentially Ebola-related death last week of a Liberian government official whose wife and children live in Minnesota has heightened concerns and inspired a fundraising drive to send medical supplies to Liberia.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Minnesota Government, Minnesota, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine

KWNN-FM Stockton

Michael Douglas Reveals He Lost 40 Pounds During His Cancer Treatment

In 2010, Michael Douglas was devastated to learn that he had stage-four cancer. Speaking to a group of doctors at the International Federation of Head and Neck Oncologic Societies' 5th World Congress in New York City on Sunday, he spoke about his grueling experience with the disease and how it affected him.

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Related Topix: Cancer, Health, Medicine, Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center, Hospital Administration

Brandon Sun

Drugmaker Pfizer's 2nd quarter profit sinks 79 per cent but still beats analyst expectations

Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 per cent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a business spinoff gain of more than $10 billion.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Erectile Dysfunction, Lipitor, Atorvastatin (generic)

KING-TV Seattle

Merck 2Q profit more than doubles

The Whitehouse Station, New Jersey-based company said net income increased to $2 billion, or 68 cents per share, from $906 million, or 30 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Merck , Medicine, Whitehouse Station, NJ, Seattle, WA

KING-TV Seattle

Pfizer's 2Q profit sinks 79 pct but tops forecasts

Pfizer's second-quarter earnings plunged 79 percent from last year, when the world's second-largest drugmaker booked a business spinoff gain of more than $10 billion, but results in the most recent quarter still edged analyst expectations.

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Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech, Erectile Dysfunction, Seattle, WA

The Macon Telegraph

$1,000 pill now hepatitis C treatment of choice

In less than six months, prescriptions for Sovaldi have eclipsed all other hepatitis C pills combined, according to new data from IMS Health.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Medicine, Health, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Startups, Health Insurance, Medicaid

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

The report is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'. Additional information is available at 'www.fitchratings.com'... )--PartnerRe Ltd. today reported net income of $257.7 million, or $5.02 per share for the second quarter of 2014.

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Related Topix: Indianapolis, IN, Insurance, PartnerRe, Semiconductors, Amkor Technology, Electronics, Startups, Intevac, Exactech, Medicine, Medical Equipment

Business Journal

KCI's skin-graft device named innovate health product

Trade publication Podiatry Today named Kinetic Concepts Inc.'s CelluTome Epidermal Harvesting System one of the magazine's top 10 new product innovations for 2014.

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Related Topix: Kinetic Concepts, Medical Equipment, Medicine

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