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LabCorp plans to slim down its Covance contract research business

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 25, 2017

LabCorp is beginning a cost-cutting initiative in its contract research business after revenue and earnings slipped in the first quarter at its Covance Drug Development unit. The unit's performance dampened what ultimately turned out to be a positive quarter for the diagnostics giant.

FDA user fee extension poised to benefit healthcare companies

FDA user fee extension poised to benefit healthcare companies

By Alex Kacik  |  April 17, 2017

The tentative deal to reauthorize the FDA's ability to collect user fees could be a boon to many healthcare companies by providing more certainty and efficiency in the product approval process, healthcare and legal experts said.

Unilife Corp. files for bankruptcy

By Rachel Z. Arndt  |  April 17, 2017

The Pennsylvania-based company has struggled to attract customers of its wearable drug injectors.

Access Denied: Insurers slowly removing barriers to addiction treatment

Access Denied: Insurers slowly removing barriers to addiction treatment

By Shelby Livingston  |  April 15, 2017

Even as the death toll rises, opioid addiction isn't treated with urgency like other chronic and deadly diseases. Health insurers make patients and families jump through too many hoops to get coverage for needed inpatient and outpatient care for addiction, including medication-assisted treatment.

Michigan rolls out new online automated prescription system

Michigan rolls out new online automated prescription system

By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business  |  April 12, 2017

Michigan on Tuesday announced it launched its improved Michigan Automated Prescription System, which doctors and other controlled substance providers are encouraged to use to more accurately track prescription drugs in an effort to combat rising overdose deaths.

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