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Election Issue Spotlight: “Junk” Insurance Makes a Pandemic Even Worse

By ROSEMARIE DAY and NIKO LEHMAN-WHITE One of the most important responsibilities of the American government is to protect its citizens from harmful industry practices, from lead poisoning to dangerous pharmaceuticals to financial meltdowns. Its record is far from perfect, but government regulators usually act in good faith and in turn earn the trust of… Read More »

Supreme Court to decide fate of Obamacare, elevating healthcare as election issue

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could result in all of Obamacare being thrown out, bringing the future of the law to the forefront as a central campaign issue. The decision to take up the case, announced on Monday, before the resolution of litigation in the lower courts will give Democrats… Read More »

Don’t worry about our $19B bond issue, BMS says. With Celgene, we’ll have the cash to pay it off

Bristol-Myers Squibb sold $ 19 billion in bonds on Tuesday, 2019’s largest bond issue so far. (BMS) Bristol-Myers Squibb is taking on a debt load to cover its $ 74 billion Celgene buyout, and it issued $ 19 billion in bonds Tuesday to help pay the bill. Bristol-Myers issued bonds in nine tranches that come due starting… Read More »

Alcohol 'largest preventable' issue in EDs

One-in-seven people in Australian emergency departments on the weekend were there because of alcohol-related harm, a new survey suggests. The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine’s snapshot taken at 2am on Sunday showed close to 400 people presented because of alcohol at 100 emergency departments across the country. Alcohol was linked to one-in-five admissions at 30… Read More »