Penn prof explains business side of academic research

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There is a big difference between being paid by a pharmaceutical company for speaking at a conference about a new treatment and conducting... Read more

North Jersey firm acquires Quinnova Pharmaceuticals

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We may not be seeing a rush of blockbuster acquisitions as 2010 draws to a close, but each December day seems to bring word of a small deal... Read more

Community Health 'best equipped' to take on Tenet, bond analyst says

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Community Health Systems Inc. is "probably the best equipped" company to take over and run Tenet Healthcare Corp., according to Gimme... Read more

Community Energy rides the winds of solar power

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I thought I’d seen a ghost, or at least a misprint, when I saw that Community Energy Inc. had raised its first round of capital last... Read more

UnitedHealth Group to cut 115 jobs in Montgomery County

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UnitedHealth Group Inc. will eliminate 115 jobs at its mail-service pharmacy operations in Huntingdon Valley. The 1800 Byberry Road operation... Read more

Health-related contracts create more than 300 jobs at 2 firms

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Weak employment numbers like those released on Friday almost make me glad the U.S. health insurance system is as complex as all get-out. At... Read more

Readers won't cry for insurers under Obama health reform

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No one likes insurance companies very much. That’s clear from the feedback I got on Thursday's column about how federal reform efforts... Read more

Will reforming insurance fix the U.S. health-care system?

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There is no bigger issue for Philadelphia than how Washington changes the nation’s health-care system. While most would say that’s... Read more