US health insurers: as good as it gets

Opportunities for buyers are flatlining as prices peak

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InFrontier takes stake in Afghan pharmacy

UK group says deal shows the country is opening to business

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Drones get a new mission: saving lives

Unmanned aerial vehicles gain civilian as well as military uses

Private equity eyes N Africa healthcare

Citizens are spending more on medical services

US Supreme Court upholds Obamacare subsidies

Major victory for president on key part of health reforms

Toshiba chief promises overhaul

Shareholder anger follows corporate accounting scandal

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Capita wins £1bn NHS contract

Private sector expecting more healthcare opportunities

Mediclinic buys Spire Healthcare stake

Deal underlines the attractions of the UK’s healthcare sector

Renewed appetite for US hostile takeovers

$108bn in deals rejected at weekend as cheap funding fuels bids

Cigna rejects raised $53.8bn Anthem move

Groups in US healthcare insurance sector jostle for position

Private groups push for bigger NHS role

Companies frustrated by slow pace of growth under Tory government

IT-savvy patients seek more control over their wellbeing

Consumers are looking for new ways to monitor their health

Demand for digital talent will change job market

Everyone from executives to nurses needs new skills

Anthem makes $45bn offer for rival Cigna

Health insurance industry consolidation spurred by Obama reforms

NHS savings of £5bn identified in study

Tighter control of procurement and staff management prescribed

Manchester gears up for 7-day NHS

Critics warn change is too fast and without required resources

Defence against a border-breaching virus

No vaccine and no cure has been discovered for Mers

Health tech start-ups woo internet talent

Companies hope to use ‘big data’ techniques to improve healthcare

NHS urged to address cost differences

Hospitals watchdog to judge each institution on use of resources

UK falls short of 24,000 nursing staff

Fewer overseas nurses and graduates add to recruitment woes


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