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New Mexico sues tobacco companies over settlement payments

Nov. 29, 2022 20:24 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is suing more than a dozen tobacco companies, accusing them of conspiracy and breach of contract. Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the legal challenge Tuesday, claiming that the companies have been withholding portions of annual...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 29, 2022 07:17 AM EST

Indianapolis Business Journal. November 25, 2022. Editorial: Legislature should consider full funding for public health Hoosiers are an unhealthy lot. It’s been well-documented. In study after study, Indiana consistently ranks among the nation’s...

Georgia hospital asks county to spend taxes on indigent care

Nov. 25, 2022 14:58 PM EST

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Macon hospital authority wants its local government to start sharing local property tax collections to help pay for indigent care. The Macon-Bibb County Hospital Authority discussed its plans earlier this month, The Telegraph of Macon reports. The...

$3.5M gene therapy for hemophilia gets FDA approval

Nov. 22, 2022 18:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday approved the first gene therapy for hemophilia, a $3.5 million one-time treatment for the blood-clotting disorder. The Food and Drug Administration cleared Hemgenix, an IV treatment for adults with hemophilia B, the less common...

Voters in Oregon pass gun control, health care measures

Nov. 14, 2022 22:54 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters have narrowly passed measures that would strengthen gun laws and mandate health care as a human right. Measure 114 requires residents to obtain a permit to purchase a gun, bans large-capacity magazines over 10 rounds except in some circumstances...

Biogen tabs veteran pharma leader Viehbacher as next CEO

Nov. 10, 2022 11:09 AM EST

Biogen has picked former Sanofi CEO Christopher Viehbacher to become its next leader, as the drug developer continues to recover from its failed launch of the Alzheimer’s treatment Aduhelm. The company said Thursday that the 62-year-old Viehbacher will become president and CEO on...

New Hampshire Democrats Pappas, Kuster reelected to Congress

Nov. 09, 2022 01:27 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democrats Annie Kuster and Chris Pappas both won reelection to Congress in New Hampshire’s 1st and 2nd Districts, defeating two pro-Trump Republicans. Pappas defeated Karoline Leavitt, who worked in the White House press office under former President Donald...

Oregon gun control, health care measures too early to call

Nov. 09, 2022 00:35 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon voters appeared closely divided late Tuesday on measures that would add permitting and training requirements for new gun buyers and amend the state's constitution to explicitly declare affordable health care a human right. With roughly 40% of the vote...

Walgreens push into comprehensive care picks up momentum

Nov. 07, 2022 12:23 PM EST

Walgreens extended its push into more comprehensive health care with its VillageMD unit acquiring another urgent and primary care chain, Summit Health-CityMD, in a deal worth close to $9 billion. Walgreens and rival CVS, two retail chains with thousands of locations, have evolved in...

Millennial Money: Maximize your benefits to offset inflation

Nov. 01, 2022 08:56 AM EDT

Employee benefits are one of the most attractive things about a prospective job and can determine whether you take an opportunity or leave it. When you do decide to take the job, do you maximize the benefits? If not, you may be leaving money on the table. And in this time of high...