Big Pharma, Insurance and Healthcare
“How these companies are setting these rates is vital for the public to know, and should not be treated like a state secret,” Benjamin M.
With jobs scarce and pay raises slight, workers can take heart in at least one positive trend: Businesses are restoring some of the benefits they axed during the recession.
Drugmaker Eli Lilly pleaded guilty to illegally marketing its antipsychotic Zyprexa for elderly patients and paid $1.4 billion in criminal penalties and settlements.
IBM has inked a deal with health insurer WellPoint that will let the latter use the technology behind "Jeopardy"-playing computer Watson to suggest patient diagnoses and treatments.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at a press conference regarding the health care reform law. (File photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) It’s estimated that hundreds of thousands of patients die annually from preventable harm suffered while undergoing medical care.
David Stern Maxim Healthcare Services agreed to a wide-ranging Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) with federal and state authorities on charges that the company participated in a conspiracy to commit health care fraud, the Department of Justice announced this week. The criminal complaint against Maxim details how the company allegedly defrauded Medicaid and Veterans Affairs programs through false billings from 2003 to 2009.
In advance of my appearance with Michael Moore on Countdown with Keith Olbermann tonight on MSNBC (8 and 11 p.m. ET), I would like to offer an apology to both Moore and his archenemy, the health insurance industry, which spent a lot of policyholder premiums in 2007 to attack his movie, Sicko . I need to apologize to Moore for the role I played in the insurance industry's public relations attack campaign against him and Sicko , which was about the increasingly unfair and dysfunctional U.S. health care system.
November 18th, 2010 4:03 AM
Physician and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre gives a great TED Talk on battling bogus health science, in the media and in science itself: Goldacre starts out with fairly standard debunking of bad science journalism.
Podcast: Play in new window I’ve said it many times before, and repeated that assertion on my show this morning. I got a bill in the mail yesterday from a collection agency.
House Republicans, unable to repeal President Obama’s health care reform law outright, have decided to go after it piece by piece. If they are successful, what’s likely to remain is the kind of reform the insurance industry dreamed of but never really thought could be the law of the land. Although the Republican-controlled House passed legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act several months ago, the Senate, controlled by Democrats, rejected it.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is the main professional trade group representing American doctors. The AMA publishes a medical journal, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). A face lift for the AMA
by Gwen Sharp, PhD , Sep 19, 2011, at 09:47 am
An inquiry by the Senate Finance Committee has found that the nation's three largest home-health companies tailored the care they provided to Medicare patients to maximize their reimbursements from the federal program.