Health

Wisconsin Lawsuit Blames Drug Makers for Opioid Crisis

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) - Nearly two dozen Wisconsin counties say in a federal lawsuit that "nefarious and deceptive" marketing campaigns from pharmaceutical companies are responsible for the nation's opioid overdose epidemic. The lawsuit filed Tuesday says local governments' health and…

Anthem Picks Former UnitedHealth Executive to Become CEO

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer Anthem has picked a former top executive from its biggest competitor to replace Joseph Swedish as its next CEO. Anthem said Monday that Gail K. Boudreaux will start Nov. 20 Swedish will serve…

Essentia Health Introduces New Surgical Robot

DULUTH, Minn. - Essentia Health has a new surgical robot that's expected to help patients heal faster after surgery. Surgeries performed by robots allow patients to spend less time in the hospital, feel…

Key Court Hearing for State Official in Flint Water Scandal

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A judge has begun hearing testimony against a Michigan official who faces criminal charges tied to a Legionnaires' disease outbreak during the Flint water crisis. Dr. Eden Wells is the state's chief medical executive. She's charged…

AG Tells Walker Board Can Make Self-Insurance Available

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Attorney General Brad Schimel says the state Group Insurance Board can offer self-insurance plans to municipal employers. Gov. Scott Walker asked Schimel in April for a legal opinion on whether state law authorizes the board to…

Alzheimer's Disease Discussed at UWS Conference

SUPERIOR, Wis.-Alzheimer’s is a disease that has devastating effects on much of the elderly population. Today, a conference was held at UWS that looked at the future of Alzheimer’s treatment and where research…

ACA Enrollment Starts Today: Here's What to Look For

A new deadline, rising prices and fewer options for help will greet health insurance shoppers as the Affordable Care Act’s main enrollment window opens Wednesday. Also in store: Befuddlement. “Confusion seems to be one of the key words to describe…

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