A second Los Angeles hospital is reporting that patients have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of widely used medical scope.
AbbVie will spend about $21 billion to buy leukemia-drug maker Pharmacyclics in its first major deal attempt since walking away from a $55 billion takeover of Shire last fall.
Lawmakers in Utah's House of Representatives rejected Gov. Gary Herbert's Medicaid plan on Wednesday night and instead pushed forward their own alternative proposal to help some of the state's poor get health insurance.
Justice Anthony Kennedy raised the hopes of the Affordable Care Act's supporters Wednesday by expressing doubts about the premise of the latest legal broadside against the law to reach the U.S. Supreme Court. But plenty of other signals suggested the court could rule either way.
Politicians, providers and activists gathered Wednesday morning on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court to voice their hopes for how the justices will vote after hearing oral arguments in a case that could unravel the Affordable Care Act.
Internists, family medicine physicians, and psychiatrists and neurologists made more than 80% of the prescriptions for antipsychotics for older adults with dementia in 2012, according to a report calling on expanded federal efforts to curb use of the drugs.
Two huge data breaches have occurred in the past six months, exposing health information on millions of people. Register for our free Thursday webinar to hear Dr. John Halamka, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and RAND Corp. researcher Lillian Ablon discuss the risk of cybercrime.
The American Medical Association and 99 other state medical, medical specialty and professional associations are asking CMS acting Administrator Andrew Slavitt to have the agency do a better job developing transition plans for the Oct. 1 conversion to ICD-10 diagnostic and procedural codes.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday the launch of a mobile app for health professionals to get quick information on drug shortages.
Hospital stocks rallied in an otherwise down market Wednesday, buoyed by a hope the Supreme Court might decide the King v. Burwell case in the administration's favor. That would leave insurance subsidies in place for millions who bought coverage through a federally run exchange.
Halyard Health, spun off late last year from Kimberly-Clark Corp., on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter 2014 net sales rose 2%, thanks largely to strong sales of its surgical and infection-prevention equipment.
Healthcare data breaches could potentially lead to medical identity theft, which poses serious problems for consumers. But patients don't yet seem concerned enough to demand better data security.