Health Care Industry

Health Care Industry News

  • Vodafone to Buy Stake in India Unit for $1.5 Billion

    Vodafone Group Plc. will buy out Piramal Enterprises Ltd.’s stake in its India mobile-phone unit for 89 billion rupees ($1.5 billion), giving it full control of its biggest market by customers.

  • Odontoprev Gains to Record on M&A Outlook in Brazil Health Care Industry

    Odontoprev SA , Brazil’s largest provider of dental-care plans, rose to a record in Sao Paulo on speculation mergers and acquisitions will imply higher value for assets in the industry.

  • Reckitt Benckiser’s New Finance Chief Signals Strategic Shift

    Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc said finance chief Liz Doherty will be replaced by a veteran of the health care industry, signaling Chief Executive Officer Rakesh Kapoor’s increasing emphasis on more profitable consumer-health and pharmaceutical products over traditional household goods.

  • Insider Mulls Suicide as Health Care Tipping Wave Grows

    On April 14, 2011, James Fan stood on a parking garage landing at Newark Liberty International Airport, a cheer-you-up letter from his young son in his pants pocket, the prospect of a four-story leap facing him.

  • Survival Tactics for Older Job Seekers

    Two years before William Morris Endeavor laid off Toni Mason, the talent agency repositioned her and hired someone younger to take her old position for what Mason assumes was less pay. “They gradually made me more and more obsolete,” the 66-year-old agent says. The company was generous with its severance package when it laid her off in 2010, she says, but made her sign a waiver that she wouldn’t sue for age discrimination. The experience left her bitter. “Twenty-five years I’m at a company, at least they can give me a cake,” she says. “But I had to leave the same day.”

  • UnitedHealth Joins Mayo Clinic in Pact to Improve Care

    UnitedHealth Group Inc., the largest U.S. provider of medical coverage, will join the Mayo Clinic in a research alliance designed to merge insurance records and medical data to find more efficient ways to deliver care.

  • Bryan Cave Selects Pritchard as First Woman to Lead Firm

    Bryan Cave LLP named Washington partner Therese D. Pritchard as the next chairwoman, giving the firm its first woman head in its 140-year history and the first firm leader to come from an office outside St. Louis.

  • Hidden U.S. Software Billionaire Ragon Surfaces in Boston

    The push to digitize medical records in the U.S. has created a new software billionaire who built his fortune 3,000 miles away from Silicon Valley.

  • Insider Crackdown Uses SAC Manager to Pivot to Fraud

    Steven A. Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors LP is at the center of the biggest insider case ever brought in a nationwide crackdown on illicit hedge fund trading -- one focusing on the exploitation of secret information on volatile health care stocks often obtained through expert consultants.

  • U.S. Federal Reserve Beige Book: New York District (Text)

    The following is the text of the Federal Reserve Board’s Second District-- New York.

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