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Mallinckrodt Settles Antitrust Allegations on Unlawful Drug Monopoly
Wall Street Journal : January 19, 2017, 6:51 am
Irish drugmaker Mallinckrodt and a U.S. subsidiary will pay $100 million and agree to other conditions to settle government antitrust allegations they unlawfully prevented competition for Acthar, a drug that has seen enormous price spikes in recent years.
Second Theranos Lab Failed U.S. Inspection
Wall Street Journal : January 18, 2017, 11:51 am
Theranos failed a second major U.S. regulatory inspection of its laboratory facilities, people familiar with the situation said, a setback the Silicon Valley blood-testing firm hasn’t disclosed to investors or patients.
Mystery Fungus Sparks NIH Crisis, Imperiling Trials, Patients and Its Boss
Wall Street Journal : January 18, 2017, 6:16 am
Crisis response at the National Institutes of Health has prompted lab closures and has triggered delays in treatment. Its chief, noted geneticist Francis Collins, who serves at the pleasure of the president, is in the hot seat.
'Obamacare' Gets Higher Marks in New Poll
Wall Street Journal : January 18, 2017, 6:15 am
Americans are starting to warm up to the Affordable Care Act amid concerns about Republicans’ efforts to dismantle it, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds.
UnitedHealth's Revenue, Profit Tops Forecasts
Wall Street Journal : January 17, 2017, 9:06 am
UnitedHealth Group Inc. reported a 56% increase in profit in the latest quarter, with results fueled by growth in its core insurance unit and its Optum health-services arm, as well as reduced impact from its money-losing Affordable Care Act business.