Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $247M for Defective Hip Implants

A Texas federal jury slapped DePuy Orthopaedics and corporate parent Johnson & Johnson with a $247 million verdict Thursday over its Pinnacle artificial hips that injured six, handing the companies their third consecutive costly loss on the implants.

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19 AGs Seek Judicial Order to Keep Health Care Subsidies Coming

Eighteen states on Wednesday asked a federal judge for a nationwide emergency restraining order to stop President Trump from ending Affordable Care Act subsidies that reduce healthcare costs for lower-income Americans. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria will hear arguments Monday on the request for a restraining order.

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Trump Signs Executive Order Undermining Obamacare

Making good on his promise to begin dismantling the Affordable Care Act “since Congress can’t get its act together on health care,” President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday directing federal agencies to revise their rules to allow trade associations and other groups to offer their own health plans.

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