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2119 Articles Matching "billion"

California settles decades-long lawsuit over lead paint, but outcome is bittersweet

Jul 18, 2019 , Reuters
When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes....
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Negotiations About Overhaul Of VA Health System Stand In Way Of Debt-Limit Deal

Jul 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wrote a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requesting $22 billion over two years to cover the cost of a revamp of the VA health-care program signed into law last year. She said that the funding for the program should be in addition to the equal increases she is seeking for nonmilitary and military funding. Lawmakers are trying to get an overall deal done before the House leaves for August recess....
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Biden healthcare plan draws contrast with White House rivals

Jul 16, 2019 , Reuters
Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden unveiled a $750 billion healthcare plan on Monday that he said would strengthen the Affordable Care Act, drawing a contrast with rivals who back a more sweeping "Medicare for All" government-run system....
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Calif. Lawmakers Pass Bills To Stabilize Utilities After Wildfires, But Critics Call Law ‘A Reward For Monstrous Behavior’

Jul 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The legislation is complicated and was quickly shepherded through the California Legislature with fears of the utility companies going bankrupt if something wasn't done. The bill will provide investor-owned utilities with at least $21 billion to pay for damage from blazes linked to their equipment beginning this summer. Utility customers will be required to pay $10.5 billion to the so-called wildfire fund. Meanwhile, new data show the town of Paradise lost over 90% of its population since a...
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Trump Scraps A Reform That Would Have Saved Patients Billions

Jul 13, 2019 , Forbes
This week, the Trump administration axed a proposal that, if enacted, would have required insurers to share discounts they negotiate with drug companies directly with patients. Now that the Trump administration has killed this sensible reform, patients may never see these savings. That's a...
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Croatia's drugs wholesalers limit hospital deliveries as debts rise

Jul 13, 2019 , Reuters
Croatian drug wholesalers have decided to limit deliveries of medicines to some hospitals in a row over mounting debts and urged the government to pay immediately at least half of them now totaling 2.6 billion kuna ($396 million)....
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Indivior says Reckitt settlement in U.S. unrelated to its cases

Jul 12, 2019 , Reuters
Drugmaker Indivior Plc said on Thursday its former parent Reckitt Benckiser's $1.4 billion settlement with authorities in the United States was separate to its ongoing legal proceedings....
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CVS, Walgreens To Lead $23 Billion CBD Market By 2023

Jul 12, 2019 , Forbes
The legal CBD market is projected to surpass $23 billion in annual sales by 2023 driven by CVS, Walgreens and other retailers, a new report from market research firm Brightfield Group...
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Baltimore Is Ground Zero For Failing War Against Drugs, City’s Attorney Tells U.S. House Panel On Crimes

Jul 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Attorney Marilyn Mosby also cited discriminatory enforcement of marijuana laws that has harmed black communities and called for the government to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. News on the drug and opioid epidemics looks at: Ohio's strategies to combat addiction; U.S. wins $1.4 billion settlement with Reckitt; seriously ill patients who genuinely need opioids; Medicare's progress on treating addiction; Narcan training for Phoenix police force; and clean teens in New...
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Reckitt to pay $1.4 billion to end U.S. opioid addiction treatment probes

Jul 12, 2019 , Reuters
Reckitt Benckiser has agreed to pay up to $1.4 billion to resolve U.S. claims that its former pharmaceuticals business Indivior before it was spun out of the company carried out an illegal scheme to boost sales of an opioid addiction treatment....
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By Gamifying Hand Washing, Soapy Might Just Save Civilization

Jul 11, 2019 , Forbes
Some 2.4 billion people, roughly one third of the world’s population, gets sick as a result of improperly washing their...
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Baroness Joanna Shields' BenevolentAI Is Reportedly Preparing To Slash Its $2 Billion Valuation

Jul 11, 2019 , Forbes
The company, led by Baroness Joanna Shields, the former European boss of Facebook, is reportedly raising another round of funding at a valuation “far below” its $2 billion...
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Trump Administration To Take Steps To Shift More Kidney Treatment To At-Home Care And Away From Stand-Alone Dialysis Clinics

Jul 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
HHS will announce an agency-wide initiative to encourage home dialysis and also to ramp up better prevention and screening for kidney disease, Politico reports. The plan could upend the kidney care market, and face serious pushback from big dialysis chains that are eager to protect $24 billion a year in revenue....
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Billionaire, Presidential Hopeful Ross Perot Dies

Jul 10, 2019 , WebMD
Perot made his fortune in the computer services industry and eventually ran for president in 1992 and 1996 with populist talk of restoring Norman Rockwell's America, according to...
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A View From Inside Cigna's $67 Billion Acquisition Of Express Scripts

Jul 09, 2019 , Forbes
Cigna recently closed one of the largest acquisitions when its deal with Express Scripts closed in late 2018. One of the executives tasked with overseeing the integration has been Express Scripts CTO Phil Finucane. He describes the steps his counterparts and he undertook to achieve...
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Baroness Joanna Shield’s BenevolentAI Is Reportedly Preparing To Slash Its $2 Billion Valuation

Jul 09, 2019 , Forbes
The company, led by Baroness Joanna Shields, the former European boss of Facebook, is reportedly raising another round of funding at a valuation “far below” its $2 billion...
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The Steep Financial Toll Of Cancer Deaths: Lost Earnings Costs U.S. $94B

Jul 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
In 2015, 600,000 Americans died of cancer. Compounding the losses to loved ones, the country's economy also took a hit from the estimated $94.4 billion in lost earnings that year. In other cancer-related news: scientists aim to use "nanobodies" as a potential new treatment against the disease; and new physical activity guidelines for breast cancer...
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Millions of Life Years, Billions of Dollars Lost to Cancer Each Year

Jul 06, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Millions of Life Years, Billions of Dollars Lost to Cancer Each YearCategory: Health NewsCreated: 7/3/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/5/2019 12:00:00...
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AbbVie deal may conclude a tumultuous 4 years for Botox-maker Allergan

Jul 03, 2019 , CNBC Health
AbbVie's deal to buy Allergan for about $63 billion is a "nice exit from a tough situation," RBC Capital Markets analyst Randall Stanicky...
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UnitedHealth Group Wins FTC Approval Of DaVita Deal On Divestiture Conditions

Jul 03, 2019 , Forbes
UnitedHealth Group's Optum has won Federal Trade Commission approval of its $4 billion acquisition of DaVita Medical Group after a settlement was reached over allegations of a monopoly in the Las Vegas market....
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