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McKesson sees earnings drop on international and one-time charges
By Rachel Landen | July 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
McKesson Corp.'s earnings fell 5% in its fiscal first quarter, despite double-digit growth in its distribution segment, as charges related to its international technology business and certain one-time items dragged down the company's bottom line.
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Teva earnings rise on growing generic drug sales
By John N. Frank | July 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Strong U.S. and international sales of its generic drugs sent second-quarter earnings higher for Israeli-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the world's largest generic drugmaker. U.S. generic sales rose 10% in the quarter, while overall generic revenue was up 5%, and generic profitability rose 41%, the Jerusalem-based pharmaceutical company said.
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U.S. raises travel alert to 3 countries plagued with Ebola
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised the nation's alert level for travel to three west African countries where an Ebola virus outbreak has killed more than 700.
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NuVasive reports increased sales in three units, smaller losses for Q2
By Jaimy Lee | July 29, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
NuVasive, a San Diego-based manufacturer of devices used in minimally invasive spine surgeries, reported that three of its four business units saw double-digit U.S. revenue growth, leading to smaller losses than the company saw in the same quarter last year.
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Ebola kills Liberian doctor, 2 Americans infected
By Associated Press | July 28, 2014
One of Liberia's most high-profile doctors has died of Ebola, officials said Sunday, and an American physician was being treated for the deadly virus, highlighting the risks facing health workers trying to combat an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people in West Africa—the largest ever recorded.
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Medtronic CEO addresses Covidien deal, plans to move to Dublin
By Jaimy Lee | July 25, 2014
Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak is facing many questions about his plans for the medical-device maker—principally revolving around the deal announced in June to buy Irish medical supplier Covidien and move the company's headquarters to Dublin from Minneapolis. Ishrak answered a few of these questions for us this week in a phone interview recorded for a podcast and a Q&A to appear soon in the print edition of Modern Healthcare. Here are some highlights previewing the full interview.
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Margin squeeze, legal expenses lead to lower Covidien earnings
By Jaimy Lee | July 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Covidien, the Dublin-based surgical and medical-device supplier, reported that sales increased by 4% in the third quarter, but profits fell by 22%.
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HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection
By Associated Press | July 22, 2014
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.
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AIDS conference honors victims of jet crash
By Associated Press | July 20, 2014
An international AIDS conference has opened in Australia with a tribute to several delegates who were killed en route to the gathering when their Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down.
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HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in U.S. over decade
By Associated Press | July 19, 2014
The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the U.S. each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.
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The best care money can buy? | The U.S. delights in its medical technology, and pays a premium for it, but studies show other countries beat us in outcomes, value
By Cinda Becker | August 09, 2004 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
No other country in the world can beat the U.S. in medical technology. No other country spends as much for it either.The mantra "Americans have the best medical care in the world" is frequently recited by U.S. policymakers and clinicians, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the journal Health Affairs that compares the quality of care in five English-speaking countries. But international data--limited though it is--places the U.S. in the bottom quartile of industrialized countries in terms of life expectancy and infant mortality, according to the report.The best...
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