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Biogen pays $900M to settle doctor kickback allegations

Sep. 27, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Biogen has agreed to pay $900 million to resolve allegations that it violated federal law by paying kickbacks to doctors to persuade them to prescribe its multiple sclerosis drugs, federal prosecutors said. The agreement announced Monday settles a whistleblower...

Teen interest in long-lasting birth control soars after Roe

Sep. 27, 2022 05:15 AM EDT

Sixteen-year-old Adismarys Abreu had been discussing a long-lasting birth control implant with her mother for about a year as a potential solution to increasing menstrual pain. Then Roe v. Wade was overturned, and Abreu joined the throng of teens rushing to their doctors as states...

Indiana abortion clinics see patients amid legal changes

Sep. 23, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dr. Jeanne Corwin traveled about two hours on Friday from her hometown of Cincinnati to an Indianapolis abortion clinic, where she saw the clinic's first 12 patients the day after an Indiana judge blocked the state's abortion ban from being enforced. It's a trip...

Judge denies request to lift stay of ND abortion trigger ban

Sep. 23, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota judge on Friday denied a request to lift his stay of a law banning abortion while a challenge to the law's constitutionality is pending. Burleigh County District Judge Bruce Romanick rejected Attorney General Drew Wrigley's argument that he...

White House: GOP abortion ban would mean a nationwide crisis

Sep. 22, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said Thursday that a Republican-led proposal to ban abortion nationwide after 15 weeks would endanger the health of women and have severe consequences for physicians. “If passed and...

Idaho asks judge to rethink temporary block on abortion ban

Sep. 22, 2022 13:58 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Attorneys for the state of Idaho say a federal judge misinterpreted the law when he blocked part of a strict new abortion ban, and they say another law blocking all abortions after about six weeks' gestation should also remain in effect. In court documents...

Judge outlines holes in DOJ suit to stop UnitedHealth deal

Sep. 22, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

Federal regulators failed to show that UnitedHealth Group’s purchase of technology company Change Healthcare will likely hurt competition, a judge explained in a memo outlining his rejection of a lawsuit over the deal. The U.S. Department of Justice had sued in February to block...

Social media posts spark calls to investigate Tenn.'s VUMC

Sep. 21, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has called for an investigation into a pediatric transgender health clinic after videos surfaced on social media of a doctor touting that gender-affirming procedures are “huge money makers” for hospitals and a staffer saying anyone with a...

FTC reviewing Amazon's $1.7 billion deal to buy iRobot

Sep. 20, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Amazon’s $1.7 billion acquisition of iRobot, the latest deal that’s under scrutiny by the regulators amid growing concerns about the company’s market power. In a regulatory filing Tuesday, iRobot said both it and...

Senate leader: NC hospitals' Medicaid proposal not 'serious'

Sep. 20, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger on Tuesday called an offer from state hospitals to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of the working poor “not a serious proposal,” saying loosened regulations for medical construction projects didn't go far enough. ...