The Weekly Summary

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 12:  Jordan Spieth of the United States watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 12: Jordan Spieth of the United States watches his tee shot on the seventh hole during the final round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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.

In healthcare business news, Mylan (MYL) bought Perrigo (PRGO) for $28.9 Billion, gaining its OTC drug lines. Also, Bristol-Meyers Squibb (BMY) acquired Dutch gene therapy company uniQure.

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.

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