What the Biggest Investors Are Doing About Opko Health Stock’s Dismal Performance — The Motley Fool

So far in 2017, Opko Health (NASDAQ:OPK) has lost roughly one-third of its market cap. The stock finished 2016 down 7% due to an end-of-year plunge. Things aren’t going well for multiple reasons. That big drop at the end of last year stemmed from disappointing results from a late-stage study of Opko’s experimental long-acting human growth hormone product (hGH-CTP) in adults. […]

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Health insurance policies rise as sector continues to recover

The Irish health insurance market has continued its recovery with the number of those covered now just slightly off pre-recession levels. Figures released by the Health Insurance Authority (HIA), the industry regulator, show 2,157,000 people covered to the end of June 2017. That figure represents an increase of 24,000 people over the past year. Those total is now narrowing in […]

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Health Canada reviewing fix to protect pacemakers from hackers – Health

Health Canada could take up to 75 days to decide whether to approve a programming fix aimed at a potential security flaw in pacemakers manufactured by Abbott, formerly called St. Jude Medical.  On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it had approved an update to the pacemakers’ “firmware” — specialized software linked to how a device operates — developed by Abbott. […]

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Car dealer ordered to pay thousands after ‘compounding’ employee’s mental health

A former service adviser at car dealer Charles Hurst has been awarded almost £12,000 after her workplace treatment seriously “exacerbated” her mental health problems. Marie Claire McLaughlin, 31, from Dundrum in Co Down, suffered absences due to bouts of depression and panic attacks. She applied to reduce her hours at the Belfast-based firm to 40 per week but an industrial […]

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With Methodist Health System vacating West Dodge offices, property could have mixed-use future | Money

A busy stretch of West Dodge Road in central Omaha may be poised for a new life — again. Last month, Methodist Health System began construction of a new three-story, $30 million corporate headquarters near 168th and Pacific Streets. +4  After the 160,000-square-foot building is completed in late 2018, the health system’s administrative offices — and the roughly 800 employees […]

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Trump administration slashes funds for health care sign-ups – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — Affirming its disdain for “Obamacare,” the Trump administration on Thursday announced sharp cuts in programs promoting health care enrollment under the Affordable Care Act for next year. Advertising will be cut from $100 million spent on 2017 sign-ups to $10 million, said Health and Human Services officials. Funding for consumer helpers called “navigators” will also be cut about […]

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