Thursday, May 4, 2017

Health insurers focused on 2018 unknowns for Obamacare market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - While attention is focused on Republicans' fight to pass a bill to repeal Obamacare starting in 2019, health insurers are busy struggling with decisions they need to make now about how to price premiums and what markets they can afford to be in next year.

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Eating pure oats may be okay for celiac sufferers

(Reuters Health) - People with celiac disease have to avoid most grains, but oats may be an exception that’s safe, according to a recent research review, so long as the oats are uncontaminated by traces of other grains.

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WHO to help bring cheap biosimilar cancer drugs to poor

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is to launch a pilot project this year to assess cheap copies of expensive biotech cancer drugs in a bid to make such medicines more widely available in poorer countries.

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Chicago police department struggles with officer suicide

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Rookie Chicago police officer Scott Tracz sat in a black sports car outside his girlfriend's suburban house late last year, put his gun to his head and fatally shot himself.

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Tennessee, Iowa close to banning abortions after 20 weeks

NASHVILLE, Tenn (Reuters) - Two U.S. states drew closer on Wednesday to legislating tougher restrictions on abortion with both Iowa and Tennessee seeking governors' signatures that would ban the procedure after 20 weeks.

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Bayer, J&J win first product liability trial over Xarelto

(Reuters) - A federal jury has cleared Bayer AG and Johnson & Johnson of liability in the first trial to flow out of thousands of lawsuits blaming injuries on the blood thinner Xarelto, the drugmakers said on Wednesday.

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Aetna to exit Virginia Obamacare individual insurance market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aetna Inc will exit the Obamacare individual insurance market in Virginia and will not offer these plans on or off the online exchange created by the Affordable Care Act, the company said on Wednesday.

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