Yesterday, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act, a piece of legislation that had rare overwhelming bi-partisan support. The White House issued this statement about the legislation as it passed through Congress on November 30th:
This critically important legislation will get states the resources they need to fight the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic. It invests....more>>>
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The majority of families still get health insurance through their employers, and the average cost of health care....more>>>
Deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are very fast growing areas. Artificial intelligence is already making our lives easier with many applications like the one in our smartphone, which is telling us which road to choose to avoid significant traffic. Moreover, artificial intelligence is finding use in many industries, for instance, healthcare, transport and logistics, customer service,....more>>>
INDIANAPOLIS When Indiana Gov.Mike Pence first tried tokeep Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis, the company told him federal regulations had made it impossible to stay.
Pence met with officials from Carrier’s parent company, United Technologies Corp., in March after it announced plans to close factories in Indianapolis and Huntington and move a combined 2,100 jobs to Mexico. Pence asked....more>>>
Shares of Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT) are getting pounded today on speculation that it could have a harder time getting its Duchenne muscular dystrophy therapy approved. Leerink’s Joseph Schwartz and Dae Gon Ha continue to argue that “patience may not be rewarded.” They explain why:
Since the FDA’s seemingly simple request for additional dystrophin data, there has....more>>>
On November 5, Oracle (NYSE:ORCL)confirmed that it has finally completed the acquisition of Netsuite (NYSE:N) for $9.3 billion in cash, or $109 per share that the company had initially offered. In my previous article about Oracle, I had suggested that the acquisition of NetSuite, the cloud business application software company, is a smart move by Oracle. What’s more, it is not paying an excessive....more>>>
Anthem (ANTM) has suedExpress Scripts, alleging that the pharmacy benefits manager charged too much for the drugs it provided. Citigroup’sGaren Sarafian explains:
Anthem filed a suit intraday today against its pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts for what it believes is higher than competitive benchmark pricing that the company has previously claimed to....more>>>
The Q3 2016 earnings report for small capproppant and fracking stock CARBO Ceramics Inc (NYSE: CRR)is scheduled for before the market opens onThursday(October 27th). Anything remotely related to fracking was hit hard by the oil bust with a technical chart for CARBO Ceramics still showing shares trending downward:
A long term performance chart shows shares of CARBO Ceramics performing much....more>>>
Prominent technical strategist Tom DeMark predicts that stocks, which have rallied mightily following Donald Trumps victory in the U.S. presidential election on Tuesday night, are on the verge of peaking and then subsequently tumbling by as much as 11%.
DeMark told MarketWatch that hes forecasting the S&P 500 index ....more>>>
Guggenheim’s Louise Chen and team argue that oral Relistor, which helps relieve constipation caused by the use of opioids, could be a $1 billion opportunity for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX):
After meeting with the senior management team of Progenics (PGNX) , Valeant’s partner for oral Relistor, we continue to think that this drug would be a....more>>>