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US appeals court ruling on Obamacare gives health-care industry brief reprieve

Getty Images The S&P Health Care Sector index hit a new 52-week high on Thursday after a U.S. appeals court punted on deciding whether the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, pushing the decision out to another year or so. In a 2-to-1 decision, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said late Wednesday that it… Read More »

Profits drive rising prices for MS drugs, say industry executives

U.S. Medicare patients with multiple sclerosis often pay, on average, nearly $ 7,000 out of pocket to treat their condition each year. And even though drug companies have provided no new treatment breakthroughs, the price of these disease-modifying medications has been rising by 10 to 15% each year for the past decade. To find out… Read More »