Cigna Corp. will become the first U.S. health insurer to require genetic counseling nationwide before it pays for tests for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, a move that may threaten sales for Myriad Genetics Inc.
About 35,000 people waved towels and banged inflatable noisemakers as Primerica Inc.’s co-Chief Executive Officer John Addison walked across the stage of the Georgia Dome in front of exploding fireworks.
Angelina Jolie, named the highest- paid actress in Hollywood by Forbes in 2011, said she had a double mastectomy after learning she has a gene mutation linked to breast cancer, the disease that killed her mother at age 56.
Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy is fueling debate among the thousands of women at risk of developing breast cancer who want to know how, if and when to have their breasts removed.
Merck & Co. said it will pay $688 million to resolve class-action litigation claiming it defrauded shareholders by withholding adverse results of a clinical trial of the anti-cholesterol drugs Vytorin and Zetia.