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October 3, 2018 3:10 PM Ten die of MERS in Saudi Arabia among 32 cases in last three months: WHO

LONDON (Reuters) - Ten people have died among 32 infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in Saudi Arabia since June in a series of clusters of the viral disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The latest cases, recorded between June 1 and September 16, bring the global total of laboratory-confirmed MERS cases to 2,254, with 800 deaths 82

October 1, 2018 7:37 PM DaVita unit to pay $270 million to resolve Medicare payments probe

(Reuters) - A medical care unit of DaVita Inc (DVA.N) has agreed to pay $270 million to resolve claims it provided inaccurate information about patients that caused Medicare Advantage plans operated by private insurers to obtain inflated payments from the government. The civil settlement with HealthCare Partners Holdings, which Denver-based DaVita acquired 113

September 20, 2018 9:06 AM EU approves fifth copy of AbbVie's $18 billion drug Humira

LONDON (Reuters) - Europe has approved a fifth copy of AbbVie’s $18-billion-a-year biologic drug Humira – the world’s best-selling prescription medicine – ramping up competition among makers of less-expensive biotech drugs. Mylan and Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics said on Thursday they had won a European Commission green light to market their version 99

September 18, 2018 12:05 AM A child dies every five seconds, and most are preventable deaths

LONDON (Reuters) - An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic healthcare, according to report by United Nations agencies on Tuesday. The vast majority of these deaths – 5.4 million – occur in the first five years of life, with newborns 187

August 23, 2018 3:09 PM Middle-East resident diagnosed with MERS in Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - A person in northern England has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and is being treated at hospital in Liverpool, Public Health England said on Thursday. The patient is a resident of the Middle East, where they were believed to have contracted the infection before traveling to Britain 98

August 16, 2018 12:35 AM Health Insurer Shuns Amniotic-Tissue Product From MiMedx

United Healthcare won’t reimburse patients for use of ‘unproven’ product United Healthcare, one of the nation’s largest insurance companies, has determined that amniotic tissue products made by MiMedx Group Inc. and other manufacturers are “unproven and/or not medically necessary for any indication,” and won’t reimburse patients for their use, according 91

August 13, 2018 2:27 PM Amicus sets $315,000 price for new Fabry disease treatment

(Reuters) - Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD.O) on Monday set an average price of $315,000 per year for its newly approved Fabry disease treatment, a price it believes is below that of the main existing treatment in the United States. Galafold - approved on Friday by U.S. regulators - is the first new Fabry disease treatment in the country in over 15 years 85

August 8, 2018 7:28 PM UnitedHealth is buying pharmacy operator Genoa: Axios

(Reuters) - Health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc has at least a tentative agreement to buy specialty pharmacy operator Genoa Health from private equity firm Advent International, news website Axios reported, citing a source familiar with the deal. Genoa Chief Executive John Figueroa will move on and Chief Commercial Officer Mark Peterson will run the business 87

August 1, 2018 1:00 AM Dozens who lost homes in Carr Fire still report to work at hospital

At least 32 healthcare workers reported to work this week despite losing their homes to the deadly wildfires raging in Northern California, a hospital official said Tuesday. Chief Executive Officer of Shasta Regional Medical Center Casey Fatch told Fox News that at least 17 doctors and 15 hospital employees have shown up for their shifts despite the Carr Fire nearing 66

July 31, 2018 3:06 PM Canada's Manulife partners with Loblaw unit to advise medical marijuana patients

TORONTO (Reuters) - Manulife Financial Corp, Canada’s biggest insurance company, said on Tuesday it will partner with a drugstore chain owned by Loblaw Companies to provide advice to patients whose medical marijuana use it covers. Manulife and Canadian rival Sun Life Financial Inc already provide limited medical cannabis cover for select clients, with annual 102