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@BloombergNews health editor in London. Proud @NorthwesternU alum, @AHCJ member. Email: khallam@bloomberg.net. RTs & links not endorsements; opinions are mine.

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

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.

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.

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.

Kindred Healthcare Proposes to Buy Gentiva for $1.6 Billion

bloomberg.com — Kindred Healthcare Inc. (KND) proposed buying Gentiva Health Services Inc. (GTIV) for about $1.6 billion including debt in a cash-and-stock offer as it seeks to expand as a provider of post-acute care.
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Oct 24, 2014

Mali becomes sixth African nation with an Ebola case in worst outbreak on record bloom.bg/1oz9HVW

Oct 22, 2014

Ebola survivors become caregivers, testing their immunity bloom.bg/1Dy3618

Oct 17, 2014

Disappointed there is no mention of chocolate: What You Eat Affects Your Productivity - @HarvardBiz bloom.bg/1riO4Ua

Oct 17, 2014

RT @KetakiGokhale: Mumbai #Ebola quarantine -- the first line of defense in the world's second densest megacity. #india #ebolaprep pic.twitter.com/WDQtChkC3k

Oct 17, 2014

Amazing story by @jwgale & @lauermanjohn: How the world's top health body allowed #Ebola to spiral out of control bloom.bg/1zebwMk

Oct 16, 2014

AbbVie board recommends holders vote against $52 billion Shire deal bloom.bg/ZZsEGf

Oct 15, 2014

Good story by @maki_kitamura - Texas #Ebola Cases Prompt CDC to Adopt Stricter Guidelines bloom.bg/ZDA94Q via @BloombergNews



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