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How Mitch McConnell Kicks Obamacare Repeal Down The Road
Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell is breaking his four-year old promise to repeal Obamacare " root and branch. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CNC NYSE:CI Source Type: news

How Medical Centers And Pharmas Respond To Technological Innovation: The Four Rs
Medical centers and pharma companies tend to approach new innovation -- and especially new technologies -- in one of four ways: Resist, Refit, Reduce, and Renew. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Shaywitz, Contributor Tags: NYSE:ANTM NASDAQ:REGN Source Type: news

Coal: New Film Shows How Bad It Is For Your Health
From the Ashes shows coal's effects on your health even if you think you are far from coal country. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Why The GOP's Plan To Change Medicaid Could Pass
The stock market loves the bill, seemingly because investors think it is unlikely to be passed. Here's why the market may be wrong. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

How GOP Health Plan Will Cost Lives, Raise Rates
The GOP Healthcare plan will result in the loss of life. Here's why it's another train wreck for the most vulnerable. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Wasik, Contributor Source Type: news

Veterans Of All Ages Offered Free Dental Care On Day of Service
More than 450 Aspen Dental practices will provide free dental care for thousands of U.S. veterans. " We expect this to be the largest single-day oral health initiative focused on veterans, ” said Dr. Melissa Thompson, a Massachusetts National Guard veteran and Aspen Dental practice owner. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Why The Street Should Fear The Senate Healthcare Bill
It's going to be a long, hot summer for healthcare reform, and as the details of this hastily assembled bill are hammered out and begin to sink in, it's likely to cause the kind of uncertainty for businesses and investors that both abhor. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Brozak, Contributor Tags: NYSE:AET NYSE:HCA NYSE:PFE NASDAQ:AMGN Source Type: news

Novartis' CANTOS Heart Trial Results Could Lead To Drastic Drop In Arthritis Drug Price
But who would have thought at the results of a heart disease study could potentially provide an unexpected financial benefit to those patients with juvenile arthritis. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John LaMattina, Contributor Tags: NYSE:NVS NASDAQ:AMGN NASDAQ:REGN Source Type: news

Who's Ron Wyden? Only The Five-Term Senator Behind The KOMBUCHA Bill And'Hemp History Week '
In an open hearing with Jeff Sessions, the active and experienced lawmaker took a stand this month, which he's made a habit of on the Senate floor. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

Despite Trump's Threats, Senate GOP Bill Would Fund Obamacare Subsidies To 2020
Cost-sharing subsidies that low-income patients use to help pay for coverage on the health insurance exchanges would remain until 2020 under legislation to replace Obamacare that was unveiled by the Senate majority Thursday, a move cheered by insurers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CNC Source Type: news

Novartis Drug Becomes First To Prevent Heart Attacks And Strokes By Targeting Inflammation
This morning, Novartis, the Swiss drug giant, announced that a drug that targets inflammation prevented heart attacks and strokes. It could be a scientific breakthrough, and a commercial one, too. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NYSE:NVS NYSE:AZN NYSE:SNY NASDAQ:REGN NASDAQ:AMGN Source Type: news

Concierge Medicine For $10 A Month? Yes, It's Possible.
Say the words “concierge medicine” and most Americans will envision the kind of extravagant medical care reserved only for the rich and famous. Lost in the opulence of “red-carpet” care are two surprising facts. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Pearl, M.D., Contributor Source Type: news

Fidget Spinner Hazards Overlooked In Global Rush To Market
A consumer watchdog group has just called fidget spinners one of the 10 most dangerous toys available this summer. One reason: Fly-by-night companies have evaded the required toy safety warnings for potential choking hazards. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Hembree, Contributor Source Type: news

Mexico Casually One-Ups U.S. By Legalizing Medicinal Marijuana
This week, Mexican President Enrique Pe ña Nieto informed the world that his country is taking its relationship with cannabis to the next level. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Janet Burns, Women at Forbes Source Type: news

One Doctor's Hopeful Plan To Eradicate Alzheimer's
A new drug developed by Neurogeneticist Dr. Rudolph Tanzi could be part of a cure for Alzheimer's disease within the decade. Tanzi, who co-discovered all three early-onset familial Alzheimer ’s genes, said he expects doctors to be managing Alzheimer’s like they do heart disease by 2025 if not sooner. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

New Drug That Could Help Eradicate Alzheimer's Is Ready For Trials
A new drug developed by Neurogeneticist Dr. Rudolph Tanzi could be part of a cure for Alzheimer's disease within the decade. Tanzi, who co-discovered all three early-onset familial Alzheimer ’s genes, said he expects doctors to be managing Alzheimer’s like they do heart disease by 2025 if not sooner. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Does Marriage Make Men Gain Weight? A New Study Suggests So.
The “dad bod” and sympathy weight are well-known anecdotes. But are they real? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Gun Safety Programs Won't Save Your Child, But This Question Might
The best way to protect children from accidental gun deaths is to ensure firearms are locked up where kids can't get them or not to have them. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Anthem Blue Cross Exits Obamacare In Two More Red States
Anthem plans to “reduce its 2018 individual plan offerings in Wisconsin and Indiana” after being unable to successfully managing the cost of sick patients under the Affordable Care Act. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:ANTM NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET NYSE:CNC NYSE:CI Source Type: news

Is Doctorless Care the Future of Healthcare?
The current model of sick care is undeniably unsustainable due to a number of compelling reasons. The aging population burden tops the list. The United Nations ’ World Population Aging Report paints a grim picture for the future– from 2025 and beyond. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Reenita Das, Contributor Source Type: news

Proposed Federal Medicaid Caps Will Hurt Seniors. Here's Why
The AHCA will mean deep reductions in federal payments for Medicaid, reduce the program's long-term supports and services for older adults. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Howard Gleckman, Contributor Source Type: news

SAPVoice: From Forest To Pharmacy: Data Analytics Enables Holistic Healing
Pharmaceutical companies normally make money when you ’re sick. Here’s one that uses analytics and holistic healing to keep you healthy (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Judith Magyar, SAP Tags: sap Source Type: news

SAPVoice: Workplace Wellness Programs Track Your Health, But How Far Should They Go?
Employee wellness programs have exploded across our fibit-ized lives. But as connected wearables track our body ’s every movement, (with questionable accuracy), larger questions are bubbling up about our employer’s ability to use that data. Here's what experts have to say. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Susan Galer, SAP Tags: sap Source Type: news

Soda And Fast Food Lobbyists Push State Preemption Laws To Prevent Local Regulation
In a strategy long used by the tobacco and firearms industries, lobbyists for soda companies and fast-food chains are pushing state laws that block city governments from adopting local regulations. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rob Waters, Contributor Source Type: news

Oscar Health Will Expand Obamacare Footprint In Five States
Oscar Health will expand its Obamacare footprint into Austin, Nashville and New Jersey, adding additional markets and returning to one state it left on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:HUM NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

GOP's House Wins In Georgia And South Carolina Boost Trumpcare
Republicans won close special elections Tuesday for two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives where the GOP narrowly passed the American Health Care Act just one month ago. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Scientists Call For Tighter Limits On Use Of Ubiquitous Antimicrobial Chemicals
Scientists, physicians and public health officials from 29 countries are calling for tighter limits on the ue of triclosan, an antibacterial compound found in a wide range of consumer products. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Source Type: news

Health Apps And Robots Bring Relief To IBS And The Gut
The intricacies of the human gut are intriguing doctors and scientists alike. With the use of health apps and tiny robots, the days of wrong diagnoses and the painful colonoscopy may finally be over. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Monty Munford, Contributor Source Type: news

Online Romance Scams Are Fleecing More Americans
The FBI says romance fraud is booming, with most of the victims tending to be widowed or divorced women in their fifties who are all too ready to believe online con artists'avowals of love -- and financial need. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Diana Hembree, Contributor Source Type: news

Big Money Flowing Into Biotech Stocks - Again
Biotech stocks are on the verge of breaking out after a long two year consolidation. As a quick review, from the historic March 2009 low through 2015, biotech stocks surged and were one of the strongest areas on Wall Street. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Sarhan, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:GILD NASDAQ:CALA NASDAQ:ESPR NASDAQ:IBB NASDAQ:PBYI Source Type: news

How To Keep Your Child Safe From Gun Violence
You can take three steps to reduce your child's risk of dying from a gunshot wound. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

How Private Equity Picks Healthcare Winners
Despite a turbulent healthcare environment, the industry can remain a winning investment for private equity funds that follow a few key principles. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bain Insights, Contributor Source Type: news

If Walgreens Can't Close Rite Aid Deal, Amazon Has An Opening
Speculation is mounting that regulators could block the merger of the drugstore chains. Amazon could be there to pick up the pieces. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NASDAQ:WBA NYSE:CVS NASDAQ:ESRX NYSE:RAD NYSE:UNH Source Type: news

Yoga Vs. Physical Therapy For Chronic Low Back Pain: Which Is More Effective?
A new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that yoga was as effective as physical therapy for alleviating pain, improving function, and reducing the use of pain medication. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Toxicology Tests Detect Variety Of Drugs In Carrie Fisher, But Their Role In Her Death Isn't Clear
Although a variety of drugs were found in Carrie Fisher's body before and after she died, the L.A. County medical examiner's department said it could not determine their role in her death. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Source Type: news

Teladoc To Spend $440M On Medical Consultation Firm
Teladoc is buying Best Doctors for $440 million in cash and stock. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET NASDAQ:TDOC NYSE:IBM Source Type: news

How Microsoft's HoloLens Can Reduce The Time You Are On The Operating Table
The Selfie Generation are coming into their prime money spending years and the pressure to look perfect continues to increase. Beyond increased demand, here's why technologies like HoloLens are helping Cosmetic Surgeons convert a lot of business. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Armstrong, Contributor Source Type: news

Not Your Grandfather's Tobacco, Not Your Father's Marijuana
A small plant science company is developing a line of tobacco without addictive nicotine, as well as pot that won't make people high because it doesn't contain THC, opening the door to more medical uses. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Savage, Contributor Source Type: news

How Meditation And Yoga Can Alter The Expression Of Our Genes
Mind-body practices can significantly shift how stress and inflammatory genes are expressed. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Want To Speed Biomedical Research? Do It In Dog Years
Want new medicines? Faster? How about switching biomedical research ’s drawn-out, excruciating timeline to dog years? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bernard Munos, Contributor Source Type: news

Can Algae Replace Oil Wells? Craig Venter And Exxon Take A Step Toward Saying'Yes '
Think of them as Sumo wrestler algae: fat, but also fit. It ’s fat (more correctly, lipids) that can be made into biofuels, which, if they were as cheap as petroleum, would yield untold ecological advantages. But how do you make algae better at making fat? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NYSE:XOM Source Type: news

Children Are Dying Because Of Americans' Denial About Guns
One in 10 deaths of children under age 18 in the U.S. results from a gun injury, new research shows. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

The Collaborative Nature Of Healthcare Innovation
Open innovation is fueling growth in the healthcare sector, with big companies and healthcare providers seeking to work effectively with startups and academics to deliver the best care to patients. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adi Gaskell, Contributor Source Type: news

Phoney Lawsuits: House Subcommittee Hears Testimony On TCPA'Lawsuit Abuse '
As courts are asked to provide guidance on the future of a federal telemarketing law that was written before the cell phone era, a House subcommittee is hearing suggestions on how to modernize it. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Legal Newsline, Contributor Source Type: news

Trumpcare Could Lose Big In Tuesday's Georgia Special Election
Trumpcare could help Democrat Jon Ossoff, who opposes the Republican Obamacare replacement plan, in his race for Georgia ’s 6th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives that had been held by Dr. Tom Price. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea Killed Carrie Fisher. Could It Kill You Too?
The condition that killed Carrie Fisher may affect up to a quarter of middle-aged adults. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 18, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Carrie Fisher's Autopsy Findings Point Out Links Between Sleep Apnea And Drug Use, Heart Disease
Carrie Fisher's autopsy findings raise questions about the interplay of sleep apnea, drug use and heart disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Source Type: news

How To Avoid The Jaw-Dropping Costs Of Poor Oral Health No Matter How Old You Are
There can be jaw-dropping costs for poor oral health. Neglecting it can wreak havoc on the whole body through cardiovascular disease, dementia, respiratory infections, diabetes, cancer and even erectile dysfunction. Find out how to seek dental care as you age. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

As Senate Meets In Secret, Insurers Enter New Obamacare Markets
Obamacare had a good week, capping with announcements by Oscar Health and nonprofit Medica that they would join Centene in launching individual products in states where other insurers have left. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:CNC NYSE:ANTM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

No States Support The American Health Care Act [Infographic]
The deep-rooted unpopularity of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) has been further highlighted by a new poll showing a widespread lack of support at state level. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Niall McCarthy, Contributor Source Type: news