Lia Fukada

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CVS-Aetna, Cigna-Express Scripts Deals Will Consolidate Control Of Medicare Drug Benefits

The control of administering drug benefits for the elderly who buy Medicare Part D plans is rapidly dwindling to just a few health firms as consolidation sweeps the health insurance and drug benefit management industry.<p>If the health insurer Cigna successfully completes its acquisition of the PBM …

Bayer takes giant colon on tour to drum up colorectal cancer awareness

Bayer is taking a giant colon on tour. Yes, you read that right. The German drugmaker is slated to hit 50 events across the U.S. with a large-scale, …

Novartis CEO tells employees 'we made a mistake' in making deal with Trump lawyer Michael Cohen

Novartis CEO Vasant Narasimhan told employees in an internal memo Thursday that "yesterday was not a good day" for the company, after the …

This $3.8 Million Vehicle Is The World's Most Expensive SUV

If you can get one, there's a good chance you're Batman.<p>The Karlmann King is an SUV designed in China and assembled almost completely by hand in Europe, with a chassis and engine supplied by Ford. It’s also the most expensive SUV in the world, with a price tag of $3.8 million, according to the …

Coffeemakers

iPhone X Damage Report: Two Months Later

Steve Jobs was a notorious case-hater. He once looked at <i>Wired</i>’s Steven Levy with disgust when the journalist pulled out an iPod with a case on it. “I …

Health officials identify Yuma farm as one source of romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

A farm near Yuma, Ariz., has been identified as a suspected source of <i>E. coli</i> bacteria in an outbreak that has sickened scores of people in 22 states.<p>But federal health officials cautioned Friday that only eight of 98 cases were traced to the farm's romaine lettuce and that two dozen other sites in …

E.coli

Southwest Airlines Had a Brilliant Reaction When a Passenger's Wi-Fi Wouldn't Work

This is a story about how kind, little things can go a long way. Doubly so when they're unexpected.<p>Meet Mike, who works for Southwest Airlines.<p>Actually, we'll probably never truly meet Mike. We don't even know his last name. All we know is that he's part of the Southwest Airlines Social Care …

Another pharma executive jumps to the payer sphere, this time ex-Lilly CFO Derica Rice to CVS

Retirement was short-lived for former Eli Lilly CFO Derica Rice, who's now planning to head up a pharmacy benefit manager. And his move to CVS …

A Guide to the Cutest, Coolest, and Craziest Stationery in Tokyo

For some, stationery begins and ends with the essentials—once you have a classic Moleskine and a tried and true Mont Blanc, what more do you need?—but in Japan, pens, paper, and the assorted accoutrements of writing are taken to the next level. Even with email and texts outpacing letter-writing, …

Allergan can finally sell its losing stake in Teva. Will it?

Teva isn’t the only one that suffered as its stock took a beating over the past 12 months. Allergan has felt the pain, too—and the company finally …

US Scientists Edit a Human Embryo—But Superbabies Won’t Come Easy

Last week, when a British reporter broke the news that American scientists had used Crispr to edit the first human embryos on US soil, he wasted no …

Skip the line and grab a Uniqlo jacket from a vending machine

You can get Best Buy products, Snapchat Spectacles and Instagram likes from a vending machine these days. You can even get a car. Now, Uniqlo wants to add its clothing to the myriad of items you can snag from a machine. The retailer is planning to install 10 apparel-spouting vending machines in …

Nebraska patrol accused of requiring vaginal exams for women

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State Patrol has for years forced female recruits to submit to invasive, medically unnecessary pelvic exams performed …

The 7 Most Mind-Boggling Moments From Donald Trump's Wall Street Journal Interview

Is this real life?<p>President Donald Trump gave a doozy of an interview to The Wall Street Journal last week, the full transcript of which Politico published on Tuesday night.<p>During his conversation with Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker and other staffers, Trump lied about the …

The Secret VIP Airport Lounges You Don't Know About

Have you been to the lounge beyond the first class one?<p>Flying first class is a dream. Viewed as a reward for success or simply prudent points collecting, it's the zenith of commercial air travel. Or is it? What if we told you that there’s a realm between first class and private jet travel, and that …

13 Nostalgic Facts About American Graffiti

Christopher Nolan didn’t set out to make sequels. As the director of hit thrillers like <i>Memento</i> and <i>Insomnia</i>, his personal style never seemed to mesh …

Universal Pictures

The Most Annoying Drink You Can Order on a Plane, According to a Flight Attendant

This one popular soft drink slows everything down.<p>One of the worst places for impatience to set in is on an airplane. When your dry mouth hits at a …

6 Must-Visit Hidden Gems in Japan

Let’s face it: when we travel somewhere for the first time, especially a place that can seem as foreign as Japan, it’s easy to fall into the same …

Passenger plane flies past North Korea ballistic missile crash site just minutes after test

A packed commercial airliner en route to Tokyo flew past the location where North Korea’s test intercontinental ballistic missile crashed into the Sea of Japan less than ten minutes later on Friday night, according to a US official cited by ABC news.<p>The American channel reported that Air France …

Japan's mouthwatering school lunch program is a model for the rest of the world

Beginning in elementary school, kids come to understand that what you put into your body matters a great deal in how you think and feel throughout the day — and how you go about your life.<p>As a country, Japan prioritizes school lunch. If parents can't front the $2.50 cost of a meal, free and reduced …

Self-sufficiency

On the trail of dragons with blood that can save people’s lives

On the Indonesian island of Komodo, monsters reminiscent of the age of the dinosaurs roam the jungles and beaches. “Ora buaya darat,” my guide Dullah …

Got allergies? Scientists may have finally pinpointed the cells that trigger reactions

If you sneeze your way through ragweed season or need a restraining order against your neighbor’s cat, researchers finally know what part of your …

Immunotherapy

Teenager with grim 'childhood Alzheimer's' gets hope from sugar treatment trial

"When I first got diagnosed I was sitting on the couch eating dinner and I went to the toilet and I forgot to come back.<p>"I thought we hadn't had …

Dunkin Donuts Butt Injections Kill Mother of Two in New York

A fake plastic surgeon who police suspect is responsible for the death of a New York woman used a neighborhood Dunkin Donuts as a waiting room before …

Study shows mango consumption has positive impact on inflammatory bowel disease

COLLEGE STATION - Initial results of a study by researchers in the department of nutrition and food science at Texas A&M University in College …

New Study Gives Hope to Victims of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

New research on chronic fatigue syndrome has shed light on possible causes for this mysterious illness, and has given hope to the millions of people …

4 Ways to Trick Your Hormones Into Helping You Lose Weight

There’s emerging evidence that your brain, and even household chemicals, can play a major role in weight gain. Here’s how the latest weight-loss …

The sponge in your kitchen sink is filled with bacteria — and no, you can’t clean it

Your kitchen sponge is disgusting.<p>Chuck Gerba, professor of microbiology at the University of Arizona, told the BBC in 2012 that a kitchen sponge is …

Climate Change Will Make Parts of South Asia Unlivable by 2100, Study Says

Temperatures in heavily populated South Asia will exceed habitable levels by the end of this century without efforts to stem manmade climate change, …