Federal prosecutors indicted Elizabeth Holmes for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. Federal prosecutors also brought charges against the company's former second-in-command.
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Two former executives of a biopharmaceutical company have filed a lawsuit against members of the board of their former employer, alleging violations of SEC rules and Michigan whistleblower laws that they contend led to their firings late last month.
Abbott Laboratories needs to decide whether to jump back into the merger arena or rely on internal revenue sources to drive growth and support Abbott's shares, which have leveled off since climbing 40% to a five-year peak of $63.62 during the 12 months ended in March.
People use genetic testing sites as social networks, NIH ends alcohol study and Pope Francis compares abortion to Nazi eugenics.
California health officials reported that 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after the law went into effect June 9, 2016, making the option legal in the nation's most populous state.
Michael Jackson's music video dance moves are as iconic as they are impressive. One particularly famous move has apparently long fascinated three neurosurgeons in Chandigarh, India—Jackson's mind-boggling 45-degree lean in the "Smooth Criminal" video.
Q&A with CEO Suzanne Richards on KPC Healthcare's financial turnaround, support for behavioral healthJune 16, 2018
KPC Healthcare CEO Suzanne Richards is responsible for a turnaround at her seven-hospital Southern California system, which has taken on increased care for its homeless and behavioral health patient population.
The American Medical Association's House of Delegates this year took big steps toward addressing gun violence and the opioid epidemic. But other issues, such as sexual misconduct by doctors, made less progress.
Two doctors from Beaumont Health are teaming up to host a podcast to offer healthcare information.
Over 9 million of our veterans rely on the Veterans Affairs Department for their healthcare. And the quality of VA care is on par with most civilian health systems. Unfortunately, that quality is not distributed evenly.
Some industry stakeholders fear that as private equity firms gobble up more and more healthcare companies, patients will lose out on choice, prices could creep higher and price transparency could decrease if public companies are taken private.
Despite numerous promises to protect such patients, the president now proposes returning to the not-too-distant past when people with cancer, diabetes and chronic heart conditions could only buy healthcare coverage at exorbitant rates—if they could find it at all.
The hospital in September 2016 introduced the oral care bundle, which ensures patients undergoing chemotherapy maintain good oral hygiene to reduce infection risks.
A list of the nation's 20 largest physician staffing firms ranked by number of physician recruiters as of June 2018. Sources: Modern Healthcare reporting and the National Association of Physician Recruiters. Published June 18, 2018, p. 34.
Patients who identify as a gender other than the one they were assigned at birth can now be recognized as such in their EHR, but providers need to handle the matter with sensitivity.
Stakeholders from all sides of the CVS Health-Aetna deal will get a chance to speak their minds during a hearing before California regulators.
The high-profile deaths this month of celebrity designer Kate Spade and TV personality Anthony Bourdain pushed suicide into the national spotlight. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the nation.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has quieted many of his critics. An unprecedented level of transparency and public disclosure has garnered support from across the industry.
Although a federal appeals court ruled that health insurers aren't entitled to $12.3 billion in unpaid risk-corridor payments, some disappointed insurers indicated they aren't giving up their quest to secure the funds.
Kentucky's Medicaid waiver includes controversial provisions like a work requirement, premium payments and cost-sharing and is slated to go into effect on July 1. The case's outcome could affect the fate of similar Medicaid waivers in several states.