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pass on drug maker discounts to patients to help them beat rising medicine prices despite the U.S. government having withdrawn a similar proposed policy in its health programs, its top executive said on Thursday.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

White House scraps key plan to lower U.S. drug prices; may target drugmakers

11 Jul 2019

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON The Trump administration on Thursday scrapped one of its most ambitious proposals for lowering prescription medicine prices, backing down from a policy aimed at health insurers and raising the possibility of new measures focused on drugmakers.

REFILE-UPDATE 4-White House scraps key plan to lower U.S. drug prices; may target drugmakers

11 Jul 2019

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, July 11 The Trump administration on Thursday scrapped one of its most ambitious proposals for lowering prescription medicine prices, backing down from a policy aimed at health insurers and raising the possibility of new measures focused on drugmakers.

UPDATE 3-Trump administration pushes U.S. at-home kidney care, transplant availability

10 Jul 2019

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, July 10 The Trump administration on Wednesday set goals to move more kidney disease treatment into patients' homes and increase transplants while reducing the U.S. reliance on more costly dialysis clinics.

CVS to expand health hubs to 1,500 stores by end of 2021

04 Jun 2019

NEW YORK CVS Health Corp said it would offer expanded health services such as nutrition counseling and blood pressure screenings in 1,500 stores by the end of 2021, following through on plans announced during the pharmacy chain's 2018 acquisition of health insurer Aetna.

CVS to expand health hubs to 1,500 stores by end of 2021

04 Jun 2019

NEW YORK, June 4 CVS Health Corp said it will offer expanded health services such as nutrition counseling and blood pressure screenings in 1,500 stores by the end of 2021, following through on plans announced during the pharmacy chain's 2018 acquisition of health insurer Aetna.

BioMarin says data shows hemophilia gene therapy effects could wane

28 May 2019

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc said on Tuesday early trial data for its gene therapy for hemophilia A suggested the one-time infusion's effect on some patients' bleeding disorders would last eight years.

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