Health Care & Life Sciences


Legal snags kill Community-Eskenazi hospital merger

June 12, 2014
Community Health Network and Eskenazi Health quietly called off their engagement months ago, when they found out federal laws effectively prohibited their marriage. Now they’re trying to figure out how to just be friends.More.

Deal worth $17B aimed at improving veteran health care

July 28, 2014
The bipartisan agreement includes $10 billion in to make it easier for veterans who can't get prompt appointments with Veterans Affairs doctors to obtain outside care; $5 billion to hire doctors, nurses and other medical staff; and about $1.5 billion to lease 27 new clinics across the country.More.

Roche trial helps Lilly on Alzheimer’s

July 28, 2014
Results of a Roche clinical trial mirror those produced by an experimental Lilly drug two years ago. Lilly executives say that validates their approach in the multi-billion-dollar race to market the first drug to reverse Alzheimer's.More.

Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

July 24, 2014
Federal researchers predict that about 4 million people, including dependents, could be hit with fines by 2016.More.


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    Most drug money in Indiana funds research. Is that good?

    With federal research funding declining, drug companies are taking a larger role funding the medical research happening at IU and universities around the country. That's not the same thing as paying to market drugs, but it's hardly without controversy.More.
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    If courts gut Obamacare, Pence will face tough choice

    If this week’s D.C. appeals court ruling stands up—declaring the Obamacare tax subsidies illegal in Indiana and most other states—Gov. Mike Pence could face significant pressure, even from traditional Republican supporters, to keep the tax credits flowing.More.
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    Will hospitals' higher facility fees survive health reform?

    One of the open secrets in health care is that hospitals are paid substantially more than independently owned health care facilities for the same procedures. But those higher fees are facing unprecedented pressure.More.
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    Indy hospitals continue to see fewer patients. Why?

    All of sudden, Hoosiers are buying less health care. Is that because we’ve kicked the habit, sobered up and found religion? Or is it the Great Recession hangover that will pass, eventually, so we can all get back to the party?More.

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BioCrossroads has stoked state's life sciences industry, but challenges remainRestricted Content

In the 10 years BioCrossroads has been promoting life sciences in Indiana, the effort has netted more than 330 new companies, an infusion of more than $330 million in venture capital, a tripling of exports, and a growing number of mentions in national reports on life sciences.More.

SPECIAL REPORT: Indiana companies charge into China

With economic growth in the United States sluggish, Indiana companies are joining the race to capitalize on the fast-growing Chinese economy—even as hundreds of millions of Chinese move into the middle class and adopt a Western-style thirst for goods and services.More.

Hospitals suffer from spiking bond interest rates, investment lossesRestricted Content

Indianapolis-area hospitals have suffered a double whammy of spiking interest rates on their bonds and heavy losses in their investment portfolios and are trying to save cash any way they can.More.

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  1. You are greatly mistaken Mr. McDonald many testosterone recipients don't just take it as a lifestyle choice. Some have real conditions like pituitary tumors that stop our bodies from producing it (Hypogonadism) or other muscle conditions that affect strength. You should be ashamed for that comment alone, but if this stuff is being prescribed under false pretenses go get them. Just don't leave out the reality of the need for many people so you can make your buck. 2 wrongs don't make a right. R.Braun

  2. When they asked their first question about whether or not Indiana Republicans supported Medicaid Expansion, a majority did. It was only after several misleading "push poll" questions that they changed their minds. Can we take anyone seriously that calls our state residents "Indianans"? Really? ;) Also, HHS has a ready-made option already on the books for states who want to make sure their citizens get tax credits. It's called a State Partnership Exchange. The state signs a few documents with HHS and chooses from a menu of which parts they want to run - the remainder is taken care of by And, if Gov. Pence won't do it, then he has to take the blame for raising taxes on Hoosiers by $400 Million +. Same for every other governor in the country. Furthermore, I would seriously like to see a list of conservative ideas for health reform that aren't already in the ACA law. (And that are realistic and would not crash the economy or the individual insurance market.)

  3. Interesting, the architect of the law was espousing the fact subsidies were only available for state exchanges as far back as 2012. I guess the intent is clear.