Mednax buys Michigan anesthesiology group

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 30, 2015

Mednax, a national medical group based in Sunrise, Fla., has acquired Memac Associates, a private anesthesiologist group in Warren, Mich., as well as Synergy Anesthesia, a related entity.

Humira profits can't save tough quarter for AbbVie

By Jaimy Lee  |  January 30, 2015

A 10.6% increase in sales of its top-selling arthritis drug Humira still couldn't produce positive fourth-quarter earnings for drugmaker AbbVie, the Chicago-based spinoff of Abbott Laboratories.

More questions surround long-term stability of co-ops

By Bob Herman  |  January 30, 2015

Not-for-profit co-ops, brought about by Obamacare, are struggling to stay above water, a new report indicates. Despite those financial troubles, some still see them showing promise for the future.

Obama's budget seeks new spending to combat diseases, antibiotic-resistant bacteria

By Paul Demko  |  January 30, 2015

President Barack Obama will unveil an ambitious budget blueprint on Monday that pays little heed to the constraints of dealing with a Republican-controlled Congress. The proposal will include new healthcare initiatives aimed at combating diseases, fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria and...

Partners HealthCare expansion blocked in court

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 30, 2015

A Massachusetts judge rejected an agreement that would have allowed Partners HealthCare to acquire three hospitals. The Boston-based system is already the largest in the state, with 12 hospitals including Brigham & Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Slower Q4 healthcare spending declared suspect

By Melanie Evans  |  January 30, 2015

Health spending increased 4% in the fourth quarter from the same period a year ago, the first estimate for economic growth in the final months of last year shows.

Illinois may become sixth state with 'right-to-try' law

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 30, 2015

The new year is already a busy one for supporters of so-called “right-to-try” laws. A national campaign to allow terminally ill patients to legally get unapproved drugs and devices in each state has made its way to Illinois.

White House proposes $215 million, new regs for precision medicine

White House proposes $215 million, new regs for precision medicine

By Darius Tahir  |  January 30, 2015

The White House is proposing $215 million in new funds and new regulations in a sweeping effort involving the NIH, the FDA and the ONC to help fulfill the promise of what President Barack Obama has termed precision medicine.

Final week to send Top 25 Women in Healthcare nominations

By Modern Healthcare  |  January 30, 2015

Nominations for Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women in Healthcare for 2015 are due by end of day Feb. 6. This biennial program recognizes female healthcare executives who are leading change in the...

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