Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited : Teva, Wu, S And Alu Added To Nyse Active Stock Watch List At Gsr

The company reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $344.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $349.85 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.79 earnings per share. West Pharmaceutical Servicess revenue was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect West Pharmaceutical Services to post $1.60 EPS for the current fiscal year and $1.85 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Thai pharmaceutical company steps up Burma presence

The Firdapse(TM) currently being used in Catalyst’s Phase 3 pivotal trial is the same product approved for marketing in Europe and has been shown to be more stable than the free base form of 3,4-DAP. This enhanced stability is expected to provide LEMS patients with the assurance that their drug has the correct potency and purity in every dose. — Catalyst has previously reported that another pharmaceutical company is conducting a Phase 2 trial with a different formulation of amifampridine (3,4-DAP) for the treatment of LEMS. While there can be no assurance, Catalyst continues to believe that its development program for the product is further along in the development than this other company. — Catalyst believes that the LEMS patient community deserves the benefits of having an approved product to treat their disease that has met the FDA’s stringent burden of proof in safety and efficacy and is widely available for use by physicians treating LEMS patients.

Catalyst Pharmaceutical Announces Social Media Presence

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( CPRX ), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing safe and effective approved medicines targeting orphan neuromuscular and neurological diseases, today announced that it has joined the social media conversation with a company blog and Twitter handle, which can be found at CatalystPharmaBlog.com and @CatalystPharma respectively. “We are embracing social media to engage with and better understand the patient communities we intend to serve,” said Patrick J. McEnany, Chairman and CEO of Catalyst. “We are developing drugs for patients with rare, orphan diseases, and that means we need to go beyond traditional methods of communications to reach and learn from these patients, their families and their care providers.” Catalyst will use these social media channels to foster conversations between Catalyst and the Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS) patient community and company stakeholders. Information distributed via the corporate blog and Twitter will provide meaningful updates, valuable information and relevant resources for the LEMS patient community and stakeholders.

The goal will be realised through organic growth and mergers and acquisitions, said Mr Dhawan. Were focusing on expanding in developing countries, as there is more potential in these markets for Mega to compete, he said. Sales totalled $195 million last year, with 30% from Burma, the top contributor. Another 24.8% came from Vietnam, 19.5% from Thailand and the rest from 26 other countries, particularly Chile, Peru and Indonesia. Were very optimistic about the potential for growth in Myanmar [Burma], said Mr Dhawan, adding that Mega has been contacted by several multinational companies about distributing their products in Burma. Mr Dhawan estimates the value of Burmas pharmaceutical business via hospital and pharmacy channels is worth $400 million but has the potential to double over the next 5-7 years.

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Committee Explores Government Health Insurance Costs

This expanded team has come up with new ways of monitoring which parts of the federal Web site, HealthCare.gov , are having problems and has been taking the site offline for rigorous overnight tests, according to a Department of Health and Human Services spokesman. Video Steve Martin is self-employed, and he anxiously awaited the day he could explore his health-insurance options under the Affordable Care Act. He is one of many who have been disappointed with HealthCare.gov’s problem-filled debut, but heremains hopeful about the site’s future. More health and science news Amy Goldstein The online marketplaces balky rollout has prompted the administration to enlist a team of tech troubleshooters.

FORD What Id like to do is look at funding for a study to explore alternatives, Ford said, indicating the cost of a study would probably be outweighed by millions of dollars in savings. The committee will also consult with various nonprofit groups involved in wellness initiatives and health insurance issues to solicit ideas and possibly cut the costs of a study. Trinette Small, a business operations analyst for Shelby County Schools who was benefits coordinator for the former Memphis City Schools system, said insurance claims for chronic health conditions are driving the costs she sees even as she serves on an advisory board for Cigna health insurance. Unfortunately, when we go, the Memphis area is always one of the ones where the chronic conditions really, really inflate our insurance and our costs, Small said at the City Hall meeting Thursday, Oct. 17.

What’s Wrong With Private Insurance?

It is a solution in search of a problem. Democrats like to demonize insurance companies and argue that a public option run by the government would be more efficient, since it wouldnt have to worry about profits or marketing costs driving up medical spending. As an example, proponents point to Medicares administrative costs, estimated to be about 4%, compared with private companies 12%. Never mind that administrative costs also serve a valuable purpose, weeding out fraud and helping keep policies affordable forallpolicy holders, reducing the likelihood that firms and individuals will drop or cut back on coverage.

Obamacare: How affordable is health insurance after the Affordable Care Act?

Experts have little doubt that will occur. The Congressional Budget Office estimates 16 million more Americans will have health insurance in 2014 because of the Affordable Care Act. To help people purchase insurance, the law provides subsidies to any individual making less than $45,960 or a family of four making less than $94,200. That covers about 95 percent of the uninsured in New Jersey, according to the Center for State Health Policy at Rutgers University. But the uninsured arent the only ones who find themselves shopping for a new plan. Thats because the Affordable Care Act requires health insurance plans meet minimum standards and provide many preventive services like colonoscopies and mammograms free of charge.

Can I Get A Tax Deduction For Health Insurance?

You use pre-tax dollars to pay for the health insurance through your employer and use after-tax dollars when you buy the insurance through the exchange. So can you deduct the costs you pay for health insurance premiums? As is the case with most tax questions, the short answer is it depends. If you are self-employed, you may be able to take a tax deduction for the premiums you pay for medical, dental and even qualifying long-term care insurance for you and your family. This deduction is in the form of an adjustment to income and is taken on page one of your form 1040. You can claim it even if you do not itemize deductions or your other deductions are limited.

Increase in employer health insurance costs slows in 2013

Even if your employer already offers health insurance, there’s nothing to prevent you from shopping on your state’s exchange. However, if you decide to leave your work-based plan and purchase coverage on the exchange, you “may not qualify for some of the benefits that the uninsured have,” notes E. Denise Smith, a professor of health care management at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C. Here’s the big hiccup: Unless your employer’s coverage for an individual is considered unaffordable under the law (that is, if your share of the premiums costs more than 9.5% of your household income) or inadequate (picking up less than 60% of the cost of covered benefits), you aren’t eligible for a government subsidy to help pay for your insurance.

ObamaCare Exchanges vs. Employer Health Insurance

One is the volume, which Health and Human Services estimates at 14.6 million unique visitors, and the second is the platform’s design. The main problem, Schuyler said, could be “core fundamental design flow,” but it’s impossible to know because HHS is saying so little. “Only the contractors and HHS know that,” he said. They need to figure out the problem soon, Schuyler said, if the government is to meet its goal of 7 million new health customers signing up on the exchanges by March 31. “That’s 39,000 enrolled a day, and we’re not seeing anywhere near that volume,” Schuyler said. “If they don’t get it fixed within two or three weeks, we may have a backlog of consumers who won’t be able to enroll by January 1.” HHS didn’t have enough time to test its system for “one of the most complex IT platforms undertaken by the feds or the states,” Schuyler said.

Health care exchange still plagued by problems

employers that account for $61.2 billion in annual health care spending. Employers, however, pushed a larger percentage of the burden on to their workers, whose total health care costs jumped 9 percent in 2013, the data show. Employees’ share of health care expenses, which includes contributions to pay for premiums and out-of-pocket costs including co-payments and coinsurance, was $5,135 in 2013, up from $4,715 last year. Workers are expected to shoulder more of the burden in 2014, with their costs expected to rise about 9 percent, to $5,613. Aon Hewitt’s research shows that workers’ share of the overall health care premium now stands at 22 percent, up from 18.6 percent a decade ago. Within the past year, 47 percent of employers have raised deductibles and other out-of-pocket responsibilities for employees.

Poorest Of The Poor Left Out Of Affordable Care Act’s Health Insurance Expansion

It’s just the simple math of how health insurance premiums are calculated.” North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm has spent much of his TERM studying the Affordable Care Act. Hamm was appointed to the position in 2007 and elected in 2008 and 2012. This month, he’s taking his research on the road, updating agents on the future of health insurance in North Dakota. The biggest change: the STATE no longer runs the exchange.

Obamacare Glitches Prevented 9 In 10 Prospective Customers From Buying Insurance, Survey Reveals

Most of them have a minor piece of the major medical market in Nebraska, and likely don’t think it’s worth it to make the changes necessary to comply with the federal health care law. As Obamacare shifts into a higher gear, all Americans must buy health insurance or pay a fine beginning in January. Insurance companies selling individual plans can no longer sell cheaper, bare-bones plans, must offer an array of benefits and cannot deny people coverage because they’re sick or old. Aetna, American Family Mutual Insurance, Humana, Independence American Insurance Company, Reserve National Insurance Company, Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York, Companion Life Insurance and United Security Life and Health Insurance have all informed the state insurance department of their intent to stop selling health insurance to individuals – and in some cases – groups. Under Nebraska law, insurers are required to notify policyholders in writing of any such changes. State Insurance Commissioner Bruce Ramge was most recently informed of a departure Thursday morning, when he received a letter from Companion Life saying they’ll leave the market at year’s end, noting that increased regulations under Obamacare would make it difficult to continue. Ramge said the new landscape under Obamacare is the major driving factor in the companies’ pullout, largely because of the administrative and policy changes they’d have to make.

New Health Insurance that Covers Pre-existing Conditions from DirectAsia.com HK

Another important difference between the costs of the health insurance you buy from your employer versus the health insurance you buy from the exchange is that you use pre-tax dollars to pay for the health insurance through your employer and after-tax dollars when you buy the insurance through the exchange. Comparing the health insurance options, features and benefits The main thing folks need to understand is that access to and the premiums for the health insurance on the exchanges are not based on health. It does not matter how sick you are or what pre-existing conditions you may have. You cannot be turned down for the health insurance on the exchange. You also need to compare the coverage. The insurance options on the exchange are required to cover things such as preexisting conditions, mental health benefits and pregnancy, while your existing insurance may not.

Thats because they have household incomes of less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level; thats $15,856 for a single person and $32,499 for a family of four. Of those eligible for Medicaid expansion, about 200,000 qualify for premium subsidies on the insurance exchange because they earn between 100 and 138 percent of the poverty level. But the poorest of the uninsured, who earn less than 100 percent of the poverty level $11,490 for a single person and $45,960 for a family of four are not eligible for subsidies. Thats because authors of the Affordable Care Act assumed they would be covered by the Medicaid expansion.

Seven percent of Americans report that somebody in their household has tried to sign up for insurance through the health care exchanges, according to an AP-GfK poll. While that’s a small percentage, it could represent more than 20 million people. Three-fourths of those who tried to sign up reported problems, though, and that’s reflected in the underwhelming reviews. Overall, just 7 percent of Americans say the rollout of the health exchanges has gone well.

Chief Executive Officer of DirectAsia.com Hong Kong, Nicolas Faquet, explains: “If you had an operation on a tumour or gallstone prior to taking out your health insurance with us then we’ll cover you again if you do not have any symptoms for two continuous years after joining us. That way we’re able to cover any pre-existing medical conditions.” He added: “We’re really excited about the launch of this product as until now most people in Hong Kong have found it impossible to get insurance for pre-existing conditions.” DirectAsia.com says its Health Insurance plan, which covers hospital and surgical bills, will be one of the cheapest on the market as it is priced on a ‘pay for what you need’ basis. Mr Faquet added: “Customers are able to choose their own level of hospital and accommodation, which ultimately means they’re not subsidising those who choose to use more expensive hospitals as can be the case with many other insurers.” The new product also allows customers to choose their own annual limit without any of the usual sub-limits imposed by other insurers such as limitations based on disability or confinement. Also, those who have not made a claim will receive a discounted premium on renewal. Alongside their new health insurance policy, DirectAsia.com is offering a Top-up plan aimed at those who already have health insurance provided by their employer.

West Pharmaceutical Services Larger Than S&p 500 Component Abercrombie & Fitch

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Pharmaceutical Inspection Machine features bidirectional mode.

( NYSE: WST ) was identified as having a larger market cap than the smaller end of the S&P 500, for example Abercrombie & Fitch Co. ( NYSE: ANF ), according to The Online Investor . Click here to find out the top S&P 500 components ordered by average analyst rating Market capitalization is an important data point for investors to keep an eye on, for various reasons. The most basic reason is that it gives a true comparison of the value attributed by the stock market to a given companys stock. Many beginning investors look at one stock trading at $10 and another trading at $20 and mistakenly think the latter company is worth twice as much that of course is a completely meaningless comparison without knowing how many shares of each company exist.

Pharmaceutical research firm plans 320 jobs in Mo.

Some patients report a short-term reaction right after injecting COPAXONE. This reaction can involve flushing (feeling of warmth and/or redness), chest tightness or pain with heart palpitations, anxiety, and trouble breathing. These symptoms generally appear within minutes of an injection, last about 15 minutes, and go away by themselves without further problems. During the postmarketing period, there have been reports of patients with similar symptoms who received emergency medical care. If symptoms become severe, patients should call the emergency phone number in their area. Patients should call their doctor right away if they develop hives, skin rash with irritation, dizziness, sweating, chest pain, trouble breathing, or severe pain at the injection site.

produces and sells pharmaceutical products. The Company’s main product is anti-inflammatory analgesic plasters and poultices sold under the brand name Salonpas. Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical exports its products to North America and Southeast Asia. The Company also researches and develops antibacterial products through its related company, RRF. Hirotaka NakatomiPresident/CEO

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited : Teva Announces Favorable Ruling on COPAXONE Patent Litigation in the Netherlands

October 03, 2013 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) A Canadian pharmaceutical research company plans a nearly $31 million capital investment that could create 320 jobs in Missouri at its first U.S. facility. Missouri officials announced the project Thursday.

Snapshot for Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co Inc (4530)

Trittau, Germany ROTOCONTROL, a manufacturer of leading-edge slitter/rewinder inspection machines today announced the general availability the RSP 440H, its next generation RSP high-end pharmaceutical inspection machine. The new fully automated finishing machine offers bidirectional operating mode and revolutionary capability of running production of both booklet and conventional labels. The RSP 440H, an innovative solution for security sensitive industries, is built with features that conform to a wide range of stringent industrial requirements including pharmaceutical compliance demands. Built for customers who prefer a horizontal inspection configuration, the new RSP 440H features includes an unwind stand for rolls up to 1.2m diameter, 100% inspection system, high-speed dynamic buffer, fully automated knife positioning system, a secure multi-lane counting system for pharmaceutical labels and a complete security system before the rewind. A video demonstrating the RSP 440H can be viewed on the ROTOCONTROL YouTube channel. Marco Aengenvoort, Managing Director of ROTOCONTROL comments: This next generation RSP inspection machine is built on the successful design of the initial RSP vertical series we launched a few years ago, and incorporates features to meet todays demand for high-level security inspection machines.