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Elorac acquires Gideon Pharmaceuticals
Apr 18, 2016 10:02 AM
Elorac, Inc. announced it has acquired Gideon Pharmaceuticals Inc. in an all-stock transaction.
Competition Suffers Most If UnitedHealth Exits Obamacare In 2017: Analysis
Apr 19, 2016 9:45 AM
If UnitedHealthcare follows through on its threat to quit the health insurance marketplaces in 2017, more than 1 million consumers would be left with a single health plan option, forecasted an analysis released Monday. A UnitedHealthcare pullout would be felt most in several states, generally in the South and Midwest, where consumers would be left with little choice of plans, the Kaiser Family Foundation reported. (KHN is an editorially independent program of the foundation.)
Cancer's sinister side effect: Financial toxicity
Carolyn Y. Johnson
Apr 17, 2016 7:02 AM
In the age of $10,000-a-month cancer drugs and health plans that shift more of the cost of health care onto patients, research suggests we've been underestimating one of cancer's real harms: "financial toxicity."
7 tips for cancer patients worrying about the cost of their care
Apr 17, 2016 7:07 AM
Of the almost 1.7 million Americans who will learn they have cancer this year, the "lucky" ones will have a single episode mostly covered by generous insurance. But others may face prolonged illness and daunting medical bills.
Baxter social responsibility initiatives receive recognition
Apr 15, 2016 10:42 AM
Baxter International and the Baxter International Foundation, the company's philanthropic arm, continued to advance access to healthcare through a recent collaboration with World Vision India to develop a mobile health application.
Baxalta sets date for stockholder meeting on Shire merger
Apr 15, 2016 10:42 AM
Baxalta Inc.'s stockholders will meet May 27 to adopt the merger agreement with Irish-based drugmaker Shire plc.
Naperville cancer center expansion aims to add comfort
By Marie Wilson
Apr 15, 2016 10:41 AM
Renovations to Edward Cancer Center in Naperville will give patients more choice and comfort in where they receive treatment, hospital officials say.
County, state, feds investigating Lake Villa woman's bacteria death
By Bob Susnjara
Apr 13, 2016 3:52 PM
Local, state and federal health officials investigating the death of a Lake Villa woman in Illinois' first confirmed case of the bacterial infection Elizabethkingia anophelis.
Understand the difference between Alzheimer's, dementia, forgetfulness
Submitted by Centegra Health System
Apr 13, 2016 7:20 PM
Centegra Health System will offer a free lecture with Dr. Lindsay Esch, an internal medicine specialist with Centegra Physician Care, on "The Difference Between Alzheimer's, Dementia and Forgetfulness" Thursday, April 21.
Acura Pharmaceuticals gets FDA Fast Track for drug development
Apr 13, 2016 12:31 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has designated as a Fast Track development program the investigation of LTX-04, Acura Pharmaceuticals' hydromorphone HCl tablets utilizing its oral abuse deterrent Limitx technology, for the management of pain in patients where an opioid analgesic is appropriate.
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