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  • Insurers Call for Stronger Rules on Medical Devices

    The U.S. health-insurance industry is calling for tougher rules for approving and tracking medical devices, citing regulatory gaps exposed last year when a tool used in hysterectomies was found to spread cancer.

  • UnitedHealth Raises Full-Year Guidance

    UnitedHealth Group raised its full-year guidance due to a stronger-than-expected 13% revenue increase in the latest quarter, as it continued to benefit from customer growth.

  • Medical-School Exam Gets an Overhaul

    Aspiring doctors taking the new MCAT will find an exam that is longer and more interdisciplinary than past versions.

  • Study Sparks Debate About Genomic Cancer Treatment

    A new study has triggered a dispute about the accuracy of genomic tests that increasingly are used to match cancer patients with drugs that attack their tumors.

  • Doctor Linked to Menendez Indicted

    A Florida eye doctor facing corruption charges with New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez was indicted for health-care fraud. He had gained attention as Medicare’s top biller.

  • Senate Clears Medicare Bill

    The Senate cleared a bill to set a new formula for calculating payments to doctors and other providers who treat Medicare patients, representing a rare major bipartisan compromise.

  • Tobacco Companies File Suit Against FDA

    The biggest U.S. tobacco companies filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday, challenging its effort to assert authority over labels on tobacco products.

  • Alibaba Sharpens Focus on Health Care

    Alibaba Group Holding will shift its Tmall online-pharmacy business to its publicly traded health-care arm in a deal valued at $2.51 billion.