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Anthem Inc.

Health insurer Anthem raises outlook for rest of year on positive quarterly results, reiterates plan to buy Cigna Corp. for $48 billion - Wall Street Journal

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Yemen crisis

Doctors Without Borders warns Yemen's dialysis centers are at a 'breaking point' because of ongoing conflict - AP

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Barack Obama

President Obama signs bill aimed at combating opioid overdoses - The Hill

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Medicare

More: US Justice Dept. calls $1 billion Medicare scheme 'largest single criminal health care fraud case ever brought against individuals by the Department of Justice'

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Medicare

US Justice Dept. say 3 people charged with $1 billion Medicare scheme in Miami - Miami Herald

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mergers & acquisitions

Illinois joins federal antitrust lawsuit seeking to block the proposed merger of health insurers Aetna and Humana - Chicago Tribune

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mergers & acquisitions

More: Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Bill Baer says proposed divestitures surrounding health insurer mergers are incomplete and impractical - Reuters

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mergers & acquisitions

Anthem, Aetna say they will fight US federal lawsuits blocking their proposed takeovers of other health insurers - CNBC

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mergers & acquisitions

More: Lynch says if the health insurer mergers go through, 'the american people' would suffer, adds 'We will protect the interests of the American people'

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mergers & acquisitions

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch confirms US regulators are filing lawsuits to block mergers of health insurers Anthem-Cigna, Aetna-Humana, says mergers would 'drastically' reduce competition

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health care

Blood-testing startup names new regulatory compliance executives after controversy surrounding its tests - AP

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mergers & acquisitions

Editor's note: Sources tell Reuters that the US federal government will file lawsuits in DC district court today to block the proposed mergers of health insurers Anthem and Cigna as well as a separate proposed merger of Aetna and Humana. The mergers, if approved, would consolidate the nation's 5 largest health insurers into 3. - Andrew

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United States

US files antitrust lawsuit to block Anthem and Cigna merger - CNBC

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health care

Federal jury finds 2 former senior officers at Johnson & Johnson division guilty of illegally marketing medical device, acquitted them of more serious charges including fraud - WSJ

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European migrant crisis

The bodies of 21 migrants are found on a boat in the Mediterranean, reports Médecins Sans Frontières - Reuters

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health care

#BREAKING: Deaths of woman, man found at east Valley healthcare facility investigated as murder-suicide. https://t.co/2MsmGbDAJW - @FOX5Vegas

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Australia

Australian shares rise to fresh 11-month high, supported by major banking and health stocks - ABC News

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United States

Health insurer stocks tumble after rumblings US Department of Justice will try to block mergers of Anthem-Cigna, Aetna-Humana - Marketwatch

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business

AstraZeneca says it's won European Union approval of its Qtern drug to treat type-2 diabetes with a pill - Marketwatch

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Up to 270 people put at risk of Hepititis B and C infection from Edmonton clinic, Alberta Health Services says - Metro Edmonton

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