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April 2012

April 23, 2012 by  
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23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?
It's long been known that one of the best things we can do to improve health and quality of life is to exercise daily. This fun and creative video explains this 'prescription' in a simple and entertaining manner.

Single Best Thing

 
Two of the biggest behind-the-scenes players in the health care industry have become one.
Express Scripts sealed its long-planned deal to buy Medco Health Solutions on Monday after the Federal Trade Commission voted 3-1 that it would not stifle competition in the industry. The two companies already provide prescription drug benefit services to some 135 million people (more than 1 out of every 3 Americans).

But while the FTC might not think the $29 billion union of Express Scripts and Medco threatens the market for how prescription drugs are distributed to patients, owners of brick-and-mortar drugstores certainly do.

Pharmacies Aren't Happy

 
 
Plans for Oregon health overhaul about to be clearer
SALEM, Ore. (AP) The Oregon Legislature has bought into Govenor John Kitzhaber's ideas for redesigning the state's health care system for low-income patients. Now, it's about to become plain how many Oregon doctors, hospitals and other care providers are ready to put his vision into practice.

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