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UnitedHealth sees 2020 profit above Street target; shares climb 8%

15 Oct 2019

UnitedHealth Group Inc on Tuesday provided an optimistic outlook for 2020 profit, saying it expected growth to be at least 13%, which outpaces current Wall Street estimates and sent its shares up as much as 8.6%.

Humira, Rituxan top list of U.S. drugs with biggest price increases: report

08 Oct 2019

NEW YORK AbbVie Inc's rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira and Roche Holding AG's cancer drug Rituxan topped a list of seven treatments whose combined 2017 and 2018 price hikes accounted for a $5.1 billion increase in U.S. spending, a report released on Tuesday showed.

REFILE-UPDATE 1-Humira, Rituxan top list of U.S. drugs with biggest price increases -report

08 Oct 2019

NEW YORK, Oct 8 AbbVie Inc's arthritis drug Humira and Roche Holding AG's cancer drug Rituxan topped a list of seven treatments whose combined 2017 and 2018 price hikes accounted for a $5.1 billion increase in U.S. spending, a report released on Tuesday showed.

RPT-FOCUS-CVS drug coverage plan based on outside pricing review is off to a slow start

04 Oct 2019

NEW YORK, Oct 3 A CVS Health Corp health plan that uses an outside drug pricing group to help it decide whether to cover certain new medicines has gained little traction with customers, according to its top medical executive, and has drawn fierce criticism from patient advocacy groups.

CVS drug coverage plan based on outside pricing review is off to a slow start

04 Oct 2019

NEW YORK A CVS Health Corp health plan that uses an outside drug pricing group to help it decide whether to cover certain new medicines has gained little traction with customers, according to its top medical executive, and has drawn fierce criticism from patient advocacy groups.

UPDATE 3-Higher medical costs take shine off Cigna second-quarter profit beat

01 Aug 2019

Aug 1 Health insurer Cigna Corp raised its 2019 profit forecast on Thursday, helped by last year's acquisition of pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, but medical costs in the second quarter were higher than expected and its shares fell slightly.

UnitedHealth boosts earnings forecast, set to pass price discounts to patients

18 Jul 2019

UnitedHealth Group Inc will stick with its decision to pass on drug maker discounts to patients to help them beat rising medicine prices despite the U.S. government having withdrawn a similar proposed policy in its health programs, its top executive said on Thursday.

CVS enters home dialysis care with clinical trial of new system

17 Jul 2019

NEW YORK CVS Health said on Wednesday it will start a clinical trial of its new home dialysis system this week, setting it up to compete directly with the two largest operators of U.S. dialysis centers, Fresenius Medical Care AG and DaVita Inc.

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