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@BloombergNews health editor in London. On materniy leave. @NorthwesternU alum, @AHCJ member. khallam@bloomberg.net. RTs & links not endorsements.

Euro Leaders Sleepless Summits Seen Prone to Mistakes

bloomberg.com — July 18 (Bloomberg) -- If the leaders of the 17 euro-area countries really want to solve the debt crisis shadowing their currency, they may want to sleep on it. That's not likely to happen. Of Europe's last six summits, three ended no earlier than 4 a.m.
Jul 12, 2015

2015? No. we wrote this in 2012 --Euro Leaders Sleepless Summits Seen Prone to Mistakes bloomberg.com/news/articles/… via @business

Jul 12, 2015

Time to revisit this crucial 2012 research: Euro Leaders Sleepless Summits Seen Prone to Mistakes bloom.bg/16qpTQl via @business

Jul 12, 2015

RT @CraigStirling: Time to revisit this crucial 2012 research: Euro Leaders Sleepless Summits Seen Prone to Mistakes bloom.bg/16qpTQl via @business

Jul 12, 2015

Re-reading from 2012 study: Euro Sleepless Summits may ``impair brain function and lead to misjudgments.'' bloom.bg/16qpTQl #Greece

Jul 12, 2015

Throwback Sunday: Euro Leaders Sleepless Summits Seen Prone to Mistakes bloom.bg/16qpTQl via @business (h/t @stephaniebodoni)

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Texas Hospital Fights Allegations of Lax Ebola Protocols

bloomberg.com — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where two health workers were infected with Ebola after treating a patient who later died of the virus, disputed allegations made by a nurses' union about infection controls. "The assertions do not reflect actual facts learned from the medical record and interactions with clinical caregivers," the hospital said today in a statement.

AbbVie Reconsidering Shire Sends Inversion Targets Down

bloomberg.com — AstraZeneca Plc and other health-care companies considered to be tax-friendly takeover targets fell after U.S. pharmaceutical company AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) said it was reconsidering its $51.5 billion bid for Shire Plc. (SHP) AstraZeneca, a London-based drugmaker that spurned a takeover offer from Pfizer Inc. (PFE) this year, dropped 3.5 percent to 42.54 pounds at 9:22 a.m.

Inversion Deal Crackdown Sends AstraZeneca, Shire Down

bloomberg.com — Shares of U.K. health-care companies sought after as takeover targets fell after a top U.S. official disclosed plans to crack down on overseas deals that enable American companies to cut their tax rates. AstraZeneca Plc, the London-based drugmaker that was the target of a failed bid by U.S.

CVS revamp ends tobacco sales early

buffalonews.com — CVS Caremark Corp. halted sales of tobacco products almost a month ahead of schedule, started a smoking-cessation campaign and changed its name to position itself as a health care provider as demand grows in the U.S. market.CVS Health, as the company now calls itself, will forgo $2 billion...

CVS halts tobacco sales early, changes corporate name

Sep 03, 2014

CVS halts tobacco sales early, changes corporate name - all overnight bit.ly/1qoiZm5

CVS drops cigarettes a month ahead of schedule

buffalonews.com — CVS Caremark Corp. halted sales of tobacco products almost a month ahead of schedule, started a smoking-cessation campaign, and changed its name to position itself as an advocate of better health.CVS Health, as the company will now be called, said in February that it planned to end tobacco...

CVS Health to End Tobacco Sales Almost a Month Early

bloomberg.com — CVS Health, the pharmacy chain formerly known as CVS Caremark Corp. (CVS), said it halted sales of tobacco products almost a month ahead of schedule. The company, based in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, said in February that it planned to end tobacco sales by Oct. 1 and become the first national pharmacy chain to do so.
Sep 03, 2014

CVS ends tobacco sales a month ahead of schedule and changes name to CVS Health bloom.bg/1nWdRkl by @kristen_hallam @atorsoli

Sep 03, 2014

RT @annaedney: CVS ends tobacco sales a month ahead of schedule and changes name to CVS Health bloom.bg/1nWdRkl by @kristen_hallam @atorsoli

Sep 03, 2014

But weirdly new name is Smokey's RT @BloombergNews: CVS ends tobacco sales, changes name to emphasize health: bloom.bg/1ulWKh0

Glaxo’s Advair Win Undermined by Lack of Coverage on Breo Drug

bloomberg.com — GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) succeeded in getting its best-selling medicine covered once again by the biggest pharmacy-benefits manager in the U.S., though a successor drug didn't make the list. Express Scripts Holding Co. (ESRX) reinstated Advair, a respiratory treatment that had about 5 billion pounds ($8.4 billion) in sales last year, on its list of medicines eligible for reimbursement, London-based Glaxo said today.
Aug 05, 2014

$GSK's #Advair win undermined by lack of coverage on #Breo drug bloom.bg/1zRH9bp via @BloombergNews @Kristen_Hallam

Aug 06, 2014

RT @jwgale: $GSK's #Advair win undermined by lack of coverage on #Breo drug bloom.bg/1zRH9bp via @BloombergNews @Kristen_Hallam

Your Brain Can Help Scientists Find Cure for Alzheimer’s

bloomberg.com — Scientists are short of brains. Not that they lack smarts. Rather, they need more tissue they can study to better understand -- and maybe, someday, treat -- diseases of the mind as well as head injuries. As dementia diagnoses rise, more athletes get concussions and more soldiers return from war with trauma, the drive to find treatments has taken on new urgency.
Jul 17, 2014

Your brain can help scientists find cure for Alzheimer’s. But you need to give it to them. bloom.bg/1r4Y3QG

Jul 17, 2014

Imaging can only tell us so much about the brain. “It doesn’t get down to what’s happening at the cellular level" bloom.bg/1r4Y3QG

Jul 17, 2014

Would you donate your brain to science to advance treatment for Parkinson's, traumatic injury and other disorders? bloom.bg/1r4Y3QG

Jul 17, 2014

RT @kristen_hallam: Your brain can help scientists find cure for Alzheimer’s. But you need to give it to them. bloom.bg/1r4Y3QG

Jul 17, 2014

“Looking at the brains of people with a disease is like looking at the scene of a crime.” bloom.bg/1r4Y3QG

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Aug 12, 2015

What do elite athletes and hedge-fund workers have in common? bloom.bg/1IF5lmq via @business

Jun 09, 2015

Roche Takes Another Shot at Alzheimer’s After Biogen Has Success bloom.bg/1MDzKCH

Jun 04, 2015

The future of #Pharma? New Claritin Flamethrower Incinerates Whatever Causing Allergies theonion.com/r/50576 via @theonion

May 26, 2015

"There might be a financial crisis, but people will still pay to get a child when they want one" bloom.bg/1JSnSwV

Mar 13, 2015

RT @UpshotNYT: Ellen Pao and interruption coaching: a new take on workplace confidence. nyti.ms/1GJLlQr pic.twitter.com/YTAdh2LKqt

Mar 12, 2015

Drugmakers in the U.S. are lobbying for limits on what patients pay, putting heat on insurers bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Mar 11, 2015

RT @FayCortez: Just 3% of cancer patients enroll in clinical trials. w/ $AAPL's RschKit, Stanford got 1k an HOUR. bloomberg.com/news/articles/… @CarolineYLChen

Mar 11, 2015

U.S. health-care spending likely snapped a five-year streak of historically slow growth last year bloomberg.com/news/articles/…


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