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  • Feb 29- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has asked German drugmaker Bayer AG to conduct further studies on its controversial birth control device, Essure, and recommended that the product label contains the most restrictive type of warning. The FDA has instructed Bayer to conduct a clinical study to determine heightened risks for some women and has issued...

  • Feb 29- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it had asked German drugmaker Bayer AG to conduct further studies on its implantable sterilization device, Essure, following thousands of complaints and calls for its withdrawal. However, the FDA has received thousands of complaints over the years, including reports of the device breaking or moving...

  • Feb 29- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it had asked German drugmaker Bayer AG to conduct further studies on its implantable sterilization device, Essure, following thousands of complaints and calls for its withdrawal. However, the FDA has received thousands of complaints over the years, including reports of the device breaking or moving...

  • Feb 29- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday unveiled new measures to evaluate the risk of Bayer AG's implantable steralization device, Essure, following patient complaints and calls for its withdrawal from the market. The FDA has since received thousands of complaints, including reports of the device breaking or moving and causing injuries.

  • Feb 16- Medical device maker Stryker Corp said it would buy Physio-Control International Inc for $1.28 billion in cash to expand its emergency medical services business and raised its full-year earnings forecast for the second time this month. The company earlier this month inked a deal with medical supplies maker Sage Products LLC for $2.78 billion and...

  • Feb 16- Medical device maker Stryker Corp said it would buy Physio-Control International Inc for $1.28 billion in cash to expand its emergency medical services business.

  • Feb 8- Breast implant maker Sientra Inc said it will resume selling all of its medical devices in the U.S. market from March 1, four months after it suspended sales of its breast implant devices to ensure technical compliance. The company had put a hold on sales of its implants in October, citing some technical compliance issues at Brazilian contract manufacturer...

  • The future of health care technology

    Jonathan Adiri, CEO of Healthy.io, discusses how smart phones, wearables and tech will impact health care.

  • Feb 4- Medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp reported a 4.8 percent rise in quarterly revenue, boosted by higher sales in its surgical equipment unit. The company's net loss shrank to $142 million, or 11 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $299 million, or 23 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose to $1.98 billion from $1.89 billion.

  • "Our performance was driven by procedure growth, which was unexpectedly strong during the holiday season and has not been our typical experience," Edwards Chief Executive Michael Mussallem told analysts on a conference call. Edwards shares were up 5 percent in after-hours trading on Tuesday, compared with their close of $76.91 on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • *Buying Creganna from investment firm Permira for $895 mln. Feb 2- TE Connectivity Ltd, a Swiss-based manufacturer of electronics and sensors, said it would buy Creganna Medical Group for $895 million, expanding in the fast-growing business of making equipment used in minimally invasive procedures. "We expect our interventional sales post Creganna will...

  • Feb 2- Swiss-based communication equipment maker TE Connectivity Ltd said it would buy medical device maker Creganna Medical Group for $895 million, expanding in the fast-growing business of supplying equipment for minimally invasive procedures. TE bought another catheter systems maker, AdvancedCath, for $190 million in February 2015.

  • Feb 2- Communication equipment maker TE Connectivity Ltd said it would buy Ireland- based medical device maker Creganna Medical group for $895 million in cash.

  • Feb 1- Medical device maker Stryker Corp said it would buy Sage Products LLC, which makes products used in intensive care units, from private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners for $2.78 billion. The Kalamazoo, Michigan- based device maker also raised its 2016 adjusted earnings forecast by 5 cents to $5.55 -5.75 per share. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is the...

  • Feb 1- Medical device maker Stryker Corp said it would buy Sage Products LLC, which makes products used in intensive care units, from private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners for $2.78 billion.

  • *Sees 2016 adj profit $3.95- $4.05/ shr vs est $4.14. Q4 adj profit $1.02 vs est of $1.01. The company also said it expects 2016 adjusted profit of $3.95 to $4.05 per share, below the average analyst estimate of $4.14 per share.

  • Jan 27- Medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc's quarterly profit more than halved as sales in its cardiac rhythm management business continued to fall. For the fourth quarter ended Jan.2, earnings attributable to the company fell to $113 million, or 39 cents per share, from $245 million, or 84 cents per share a year earlier.

  • Regulators discover serious deficiencies at Theranos lab

    U.S. health inspectors found problems at Theranos' northern California laboratory.

  • In an interview with CNBC, the NIH director said people may be "a little cynical" because of cancer's casualty rate, but researchers 'had its number.'

  • Illustration of St. Jude Medical's LibraXP device

    St Jude Medical Inc said the FDA has issued a Class I recall on faulty parts of its devices implanted into patients to control irregular heartbeats.