April 6th – April 12th
In the general news, President Obama met Cuban President Raul Castro in Panama. In the U.S., Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on 30 counts and now faces the penalty phase, with possible death as a sentence. Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for POTUS, and in sports, Jordan Spieth won The Masters golf tournament.
On the data front, insurers Aetna (AET) and Cigna (CI) decline permission for patients to undergo genetic screening in the wake of the Angelina Jolie cancer-prevention surgeries.
In regulatory news, Medicaid spending on the costly new HCV drugs soared in 2014 despite states restricting their use.