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Added: April 6, 2018, 11:00 am
Cigna’s purchase of healthcare pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts last month was just the latest insurer/PBM acquisition in an effort to control rising medical treatment and drug costs. There’s been quite a few pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) acquisitions in healthcare …
Added: April 6, 2018, 8:48 am
Kenny Lawson loved being a garbage collector. The Germantown, Ohio, resident enjoyed working outdoors alongside his family, throwing his “solid as a horse” frame into physical labor that made people’s lives better. One customer left a cooler near the curb …
Added: April 6, 2018, 4:54 am
A team including an Iowa State University researcher studied Galveston, Texas, homes following Hurricane Ike, finding that the types of housing and homeowners – and how U.S. recovery policy handles each – played a major role in recovery outcomes. Sara …
Added: April 6, 2018, 3:45 am
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who took a firsthand look at self-driving vehicle technology on Tuesday, said it was frightening to see “no hands on the wheel” as his car approached a parked car and called for more safeguards to be …
Added: April 6, 2018, 3:24 am
After the costliest Atlantic hurricane season in history last year, early forecasts indicate 2018 will be above average. Look for 14 named storms, and there’s a greater than normal chance of a major system striking the U.S., according to Colorado …
Added: April 6, 2018, 3:13 am
The bankrupt railway at the center of a 2013 train derailment that killed 47 people in the Canadian province of Quebec will not have to stand trial for criminal negligence, provincial officials said Tuesday. There was little chance of convicting …
Added: April 6, 2018, 3:10 am
With an average of 3,000 hailstorms annually in the United States, it’s no surprise that in 2017, State Farm paid more than $3 billion in hail claims to homeowners in the U.S. Hailstorms often occur with thunderstorms, tornadoes, and other …
Added: April 6, 2018, 3:01 am
Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk …
Added: April 5, 2018, 5:19 am
Louisiana’s legal drinking age will remain 21, after a state senator Tuesday shelved his proposal to let some younger people buy alcoholic beverages if they’re educated about the risks before imbibing. Sen. Eric LaFleur said he was trying to promote …
Added: April 5, 2018, 4:37 am
Richie Humble says flashbacks and anxiety attacks have haunted him ever since a pedestrian bridge near a Florida university fell on the car he was riding in, killing six people including the college friend driving their vehicle. Humble said Monday …

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