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Alkermes posts 4Q profit as royalty payments rise Alkermes PLC said...
PLC said Thursday that it was profitable in its fiscal fourth quarter as it received bigger royalty payments and more revenue for drug manufacturing.
Release Of Hospital Charges Reveal Significant Variation In Price
WMDT 47 News - New data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid System are causing quite a stir.
Long-term outcomes in patients with advanced coronary artery disease are better than expected
Death rates associated with patients with refractory angina, or chronic chest pain, are lower than previously considered; therefore, physicians should focus on relieving the chest pain symptoms and improving the quality of life in these patients according to an article published online this week in the European Heart Journal .
New York Post
Bitter 'bill' at some Big Apple hospitals
Treatment for chest pain at Bellevue Hospital costs the average patient $9,960. Two blocks up the street at NYU Langone Medical Center, the charge was $16,660. The cost for a major heart procedure at NYU was $125,392. At New York-Presbyterian, another major teaching hospital, the cost was less than half at $61,406. The government last week pulled ... (more)
Cape woman to sue after hip replacement
A Hermanus woman is one of 170 South Africans who are set to sue hip replacement manufacturer DePuy in a British court for damages related to a recall of hip implants.
Medicare Data Shows Hospital Fees Vary Dramatically
Hospitals in New York often charged vastly different fees for the same treatment in 2011, a Medicare database released Wednesday shows.
Medicare Data Reveals Huge Price Variation at Local Hospitals
For treating chest pain, charges from three Cincinnati hospitals varied by thousands of dollars: Bethesda North charged on average $17,696, Christ Hospital charged $12,000 and University Hospital charged $10,130. But the initial charge seems to have little relation to what Medicare ultimately paid out.
Study: KC hospitals' procedure fees 'don't seem to make sense'
What's the cost of chest pain in Kansas City? That depends on your hospital - and it could vary by nearly $30,000. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Wednesday revealed a long-guarded secret: how much hospitals charge patients for services.
Angina treatment: What's the best option?
Your doctor says your chest pain is caused by blockages in your heart arteries and that you need to get those blockages taken care of.