Health and Pharmaceuticals

Primary can do health insurance: Bateman

Chief executive says private health insurance is 'overpriced and poor value' amid Medibank Private jostle.

Medibank IPO to go ahead in 2014

The prospectus is to be lodged in late October, with a listing on the ASX expected in December, says Finance Minister Mathias Cormann.

Monash IVF in mood to buy

Strong results see firm flagging potential purchase of a major fertility services provider.

IVF babies boost profit for Monash

Pregnancy rates have underpinned success for the newly listed company.

Ramsay Health Care lifts FY profit

Health care provider sees profit continuing to improve ahead after posting a 14% rise.

Healthscope FY meets guidance

Biggest IPO of the last four years says it remains on track to meet prospectus guidance for FY15 earnings.

GP co-payment on track for Senate failure

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PUP senators vote against charge 'of even 1 cent'.

Blackmores posts modest FY profit lift

Vitamin and dietary supplement company sees instability in Thailand damaging sales.

Mesoblast widens FY loss

Biotech company falls further into the red but sees increased clinical development ahead.

NIB posts FY profit rise

Health insurer sees growth in year ahead, says Medibank float will increase competition.

Senate inquiry says no to GP co-payment

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Labor-Greens dominated committee says federal govt should not proceed with scheme.

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Biotech star guilty of theft

Esra Ogru, the high-profile ex-CEO of biotech Phosphagenics, has pleaded guilty to misappropriating $6.1m of company money.

Medical fund will reduce debt: Govt

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Finance Minister Cormann pens opinion piece defending embattled policy.

GP co-payment a 'windfall': Dutton

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Doctors' proposal would see taxpayers meet children's, pensioners' co-payments.

Doctors want co-payment changes

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Australian Medical Association set to reveal preferred GP co-payment compromise.

Sonic warns on GP co-payments

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Healthcare group sees drop in diagnostic tests as govt continues discussions.

Hills swings to FY profit

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Company behind the Hills Hoist plans to buy security, healthcare technology firms.

Invocare H1 profit slips 3%

The funeral home owner said one-offs boosted year-ago result.

Sonic eyes further earnings growth

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Healthcare group aiming to lift underlying earnings by 5% on strong lift in full-year profit.