HEALTHCARE LAWS

Nov 14, 2019

Screening newborns for health risks using genomic sequencing can raise ethical and equity questions, the authors of a new paper warning. “To justify screening all infants in mandatory programs, we…

Nov 13, 2019

New Zealand lawmakers passed a bill that would legalize euthanasia, paving the way for the public to vote on the issue in a referendum next year. The bill, which enables terminally ill people to…

Nov 07, 2019

A federal judge voided a White House-backed rule making it easier for doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to avoid performing abortions and other medical services on religious or moral…

Nov 06, 2019

Mallinckrodt Plc said it has received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for documents related to the drugmaker’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human…

Nov 04, 2019

Pennsylvania officials announced a $1 million fine against insurance giant United Healthcare for denial of, or sometimes failure to pay, customers’ claims relating to mental health care. United…

Nov 01, 2019

Shares of Australia’s biggest listed aged care providers bounced back from early losses after a government-backed inquiry sharply criticized care of the elderly and vulnerable, raising…

Oct 31, 2019

Consumers were more willing to buy unlabeled produce after being shown food tagged as "genetically modified" in a new Cornell University study that comes two months before a new federal law,…

Oct 25, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether the popular heartburn drug Zantac causes carcinogens to form in the bodies of users, in an effort to fully understand the risks posed…