New York Times  Jan 7  Comment 
Fresenius and DaVita reported receiving requests from the Justice Department along with a charity, the American Kidney Fund.
Wall Street Journal  Jan 6  Comment 
Justice Department investigators are probing a controversial arrangement under which kidney-care companies support charitable efforts to help patients pay health-insurance premiums, according to disclosures from major dialysis providers.
MedPage Today  Jan 4  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Additional strategies needed to halt arteriovenous fistula failure
New York Times  Dec 25  Comment 
The charity that helps people get lifesaving dialysis has a special arrangement that has helped it grow large, but it may not be holding up its end of the deal.
NPR  Dec 22  Comment 
The federal government pays for kidney transplants. But the program only pays for essential anti-rejection drugs for three years. Many people can't afford them and can end up losing the kidney.
Benzinga  Dec 7  Comment 
Shares of Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ANTH), a nano-cap bio-pharmaceutical company that focuses on developing and commercializing products to treat serious diseases, soared higher by more than 30 percent on Wednesday. Anthera...
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 20  Comment 
Scientists are developing a functional bioartificial kidney which could replace the need for dialysis or organ transplant in the millions of patients who suffer from kidney failure. A key requireme...
MedPage Today  Nov 18  Comment 
(MedPage Today) -- Risks for hospitalization, dialysis discontinuation also higher
NPR  Oct 4  Comment 
Nationwide, fewer than 10 percent of people who need kidney dialysis do it at home. But close to 40 percent of patients of a Montana doctor do it at home. Medicare is hoping that becomes a trend.


Companies in this industry provide dialysis services to patients with diabetes. These companies make a substantial portion of their revenue from prescribing diabetes drugs. They also heavily dependent on Medicare and Medicaid.

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