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By Anjalee Khemlani
Freehold | October 19, 2017 at 11:50 am

19 10, 2017

Panel ponders solutions to shrinking small group health insurance market

2017-10-19T11:50:49+00:00

The fully-insured small group insurance market is frustratingly without options. A number of insurers have decreased their offerings or exited altogether in recent years. CentraState Health CEO John Gribbin knows this all too well. “(We’re) trying to offer the small group market options to deal with what is such a ...

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Panel ponders solutions to shrinking small group health insurance market 2017-10-19T11:50:49+00:00
19 10, 2017

Quest to acquire Cleveland HeartLab, collaborate with Cleveland Clinic

2017-10-19T11:10:11+00:00

Quest Diagnostics will have its first national center of excellence in cardiometabolic disorders at Cleveland HeartLab. The Secaucus company will acquire the HeartLab, where it will focus on services that aid in assessing risk and treatment protocols for heart disease, which accounts for one out of every three deaths in ...

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Quest to acquire Cleveland HeartLab, collaborate with Cleveland Clinic 2017-10-19T11:10:11+00:00
18 10, 2017

Bayer names new GM for therapeutics unit

2017-10-20T10:55:31+00:00

Brenda L. Raphael will become Bayer’s senior vice president and general manager of the Therapeutics Business Unit of Consumer Health Commercial Operations North America beginning Oct. 30, the Whippany-based company announced. "Brenda has more than 20 years of experience in leading successful billion-dollar, consumer-focused brands," said Natalie Bartner, president of ...

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Bayer names new GM for therapeutics unit 2017-10-20T10:55:31+00:00
18 10, 2017

Fear of ACA subsidy cuts spurs hike in 2018 health insurance rates

2017-10-20T10:57:03+00:00

The state Department of Banking and Insurance released the 2018 premium rates for health insurance plans in New Jersey. Insurers have previously said the latest, anticipated, move by the Trump administration to defund subsidies to insurers for Affordable Care Act silver plans has caused a significant increase in the premium ...

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Fear of ACA subsidy cuts spurs hike in 2018 health insurance rates 2017-10-20T10:57:03+00:00
18 10, 2017

Specialty pharma firm Pernix’s CFO is leaving

2017-10-18T09:45:28+00:00

Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc., a Morristown specialty pharmaceutical company, announced that its president and chief financial officer is leaving at year-end to pursue other professional opportunities. Graham Miao’s resignation from the position he has held since July 2016 does not reflect any disagreement with the company, it said. He had ...

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Specialty pharma firm Pernix’s CFO is leaving 2017-10-18T09:45:28+00:00
17 10, 2017

Generic drugmaker Amneal merges with California’s Impax

2017-10-19T08:39:26+00:00

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC and Impax Laboratories Inc. have combined in an all-stock transaction. Shareholders of Bridgewater-based Amneal Holdings will own approximately 75 percent of the combined company, with California-based Impax’s shareholders owning about 25 percent of the new company's pro forma shares on an as-converted basis. The new Amneal Pharmaceuticals ...

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Generic drugmaker Amneal merges with California’s Impax 2017-10-19T08:39:26+00:00
17 10, 2017

NJII, Rutgers creating manufacturing institute for pharma industry

2017-10-17T13:18:43+00:00

The New Jersey Innovation Institute and Rutgers University are forming the New Jersey Continuous Manufacturing Institute to advance innovative manufacturing technologies in the pharmaceutical industry. The NJCMI, a New Jersey Institute of Technology corporation, combines state-of- the-art technologies, infrastructure, facilities and technical expertise to support the development and continuous manufacturing ...

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NJII, Rutgers creating manufacturing institute for pharma industry 2017-10-17T13:18:43+00:00
17 10, 2017

Mallinckrodt formally opens 190K sq.ft. Bedminster facility

2017-10-19T08:41:33+00:00

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals officially opened its new office space on Route 206 in Bedminster on Monday at an event celebrating the specialty drugmaker and its 500 workers who have moved into the 190,000-square-foot facility. U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.), was among the guests at the opening of the facility, where the ...

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Mallinckrodt formally opens 190K sq.ft. Bedminster facility 2017-10-19T08:41:33+00:00
16 10, 2017

Adding RWJBarnabas to plan’s Tier 1 fuels AmeriHealth N.J. expansion

2017-10-18T11:37:10+00:00

AmeriHealth New Jersey’s announced expansion into six new counties is the result of adding RWJBarnabas Health — the state’s largest health system — to Tier 1 in its AmeriHealth Advantage plan. The insurer will now cover lives in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Essex, Gloucester, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Ocean, ...

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Adding RWJBarnabas to plan’s Tier 1 fuels AmeriHealth N.J. expansion 2017-10-18T11:37:10+00:00
16 10, 2017

Exec explains how insurers and others must cope with ACA changes

2017-10-18T11:37:44+00:00

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s latest actions to weaken the Affordable Care Act, one former insurance executive’s insights shed light on the market’s viability. The former regional CEO of UnitedHealthcare, Michael Turpin, said the health care law known as Obamacare isn’t perfect, but it isn’t failing, either. “There’s ...

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Exec explains how insurers and others must cope with ACA changes 2017-10-18T11:37:44+00:00
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