Drug company ordered to pay South Carolina $126 million

COLUMBIA - A Johnson & Johnson subsidiary should pay South Carolina $136 million over deceptive drug marketing of an anti-psychotic drug, the state's highest court ruled this week.
By Meg Kinnard

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Officials tout "great year" for University

Despite "stress" all hospitals are facing from increasing financial pressures, University Hospital had a "great year," officials said.
By Tom Corwin

GRU search committee seeks leader

The committee held its initial meeting to receive its charge from University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby to find a replacement for Ricardo Azziz. 
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Georgia House bill OKs cannabis oil to treat health problems

Georgia House legalizes use of cannabis oil for 9 medical problems, including sickle cell.
By Bill Hendrick

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Nearly one in five in Georgia uninsured

A recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey found that at the end of 2014 Georgia had the second-worst uninsured rate at 19.1 percent. Texas topped the list at 24.4 percent.
By Tom Corwin

First meeting Thursday for GRU president search

The committee, led by Regent James Hull, of Augusta, will receive its formal charge that will outline its roles and responsibilities during this initial meeting.
By Tom Corwin

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

GRU community outreach initiative targets lung cancer

Using a $1.74 million, three-year grant, GRU's Cancer Center and partners are launching the c-CARE initiative in an effort to target lung cancer and then other preventable cancers.
By Tom Corwin

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Nurse helped pave way at MCG

While Black History Month often focuses on the deeds of the famous, it might not touch on the work of pioneers like Clymonteen Livingston Jones, 83, who helped tranform the environment around them ...
By Tom Corwin

Health care Web site sends out wrong tax information

New woes for HealthCare.gov: Tax filing delays after wrong info sent to nearly 1 million
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Ga. hospital partnerships, purchases rise

ATLANTA -- The hospital partnership dance continues in Georgia. Given the pressures of the health care economy, nobody apparently wants to be a wallflower.
By Andy Miller

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Breach, physician dispute discussed

It has been a tumultuous year for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, from an improving performance in the Affordable Care Act Marketplace to a massive security breach.
By Tom Corwin

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Ga. health-care signup tops 530,000

More than 530,000 people in Georgia have enrolled in the Affor­dable Care Act, a nearly 15 percent increase in the last week or so before Sunday's deadline, and 11.4 million gained coverage ...
By Tom Corwin

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

MCG students, faculty at Capitol

ATLANTA -- Administrators, faculty and more than 30 students from the Medical College of Georgia's campuses around the state spent the day Tuesday rubbing elbows with legislators.
By Walter C. Jones

Blue Cross to help hacked customers

ATLANTA -- Current and former Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia members are being offered free identity repair assistance and credit monitoring services in the wake of a massive data breach.
By Andy Miller

After lobbying push, drugmaker resubmits women's sex pill

Drugmaker enlists support from lawmakers, women's groups to boost bid for female sex pill.
By Matthew Perrone

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015

'Biosimilar' drug bill clears Senate panel

ATLANTA -- Kerry Tucker came to the state Capitol to testify for a bill that would make it easier for patients like her to get a cheaper medication that's similar to a biologic drug they are ...
By Andy Miller

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

'Trooper' arm boy dreams of new devices

A month ago, John Peterson, a Grovetown resident who made contact with Liam Porter through a group called e-NABLE, presented Liam with a custom-built prosthetic arm he generated from a 3-D printer.
By Tom Corwin

Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

Patient-support staff must reapply for upgraded position

Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center patient-support staff will receive an 11 percent pay raise and an expanded role in the hospital's health care operations after successfully reducing ...
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Augusta VA's new director takes helm

Maria Andrews assumed her duties Thursday as the next director of Augusta's Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
By Wesley Brown

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Health care enrollment tops 10 million as deadline nears

At least 10 million people have enrolled in health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, including nearly 470,000 in Georgia, federal officials said Wednesday.
By Tom Corwin
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