ALLEGAN — Perrigo Co. plc grew sales 5.1 percent in the third quarter, exceeding expectations and showing that a strategic plan President and CEO Murray Kessler put in place in the spring to improve sales and earnings is gaining traction.

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KALAMAZOO — Stryker Corp. plans to buy Wright Medical Group N.V., a Netherlands-based maker of orthopedic products for the ankle, wrist, foot and shoulder, for $4 billion in cash.

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Believing the pendulum has swung too far and often results in delays for patient care, physicians want state legislators to curtail the ability of health insurers to require prior authorization to cover a medical test, procedure or medication.

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State lawmakers are looking to set aside a panel’s decision that would require hospitals to earn third-party accreditation if they want to provide an emerging, complex and potentially lethal cancer treatment.

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Had state lawmakers failed to quickly enact legislation enabling licensed professional counselors in Michigan to continue working with clients with mental illness, the result at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services would have been “pretty horrible.”

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few years back, employers seldom asked about what they could do to make their employees better shoppers for health care.

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half-decade ago, it was a novelty to see your doctor through Skype or a video conference on your smartphone when you felt ill. 

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Inside an elaborate late-19th century mansion in the Heritage Hill neighborhood overlooking downtown Grand Rapids, nearly a dozen men are undergoing substance use treatment. The building’s interior features extensive wood decor, a dining room for family-style dinners prepared by a chef, a basement gym and Tiffany stained glass. The rehab facility straddles commercial and residential areas but feels like a home.

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If Michigan collects a share of what could become a multi-billion-dollar legal settlement with Purdue Pharma LP, Peter Jacobson believes the money needs to pay for prevention, treatment, and compensating people who became addicted to opioids.

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A Q&A with Grand Rapids Red Project Executive Director Steve Alsum

For more than a decade, the Grand Rapids Red Project has been a leading organization in combating the opioid epidemic in Michigan. 

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