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  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 6:09 PM ET

    Allergan rose $6.21 or 4.0 percent, to $161.82. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $75.13. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 05 or. 4 percent, to $12.59.

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 4:03 PM ET

    Allergan rose $1.15 or. 7 percent, to $156.76. Baxter International Inc. rose$. 01 or percent, to $75.22. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 07 or. 6 percent, to $12.57.

  • Aug 19- Medtronic Inc Chief Executive Omar Ishrak defended his company's plan to acquire Dublin- based Covidien Plc in a so-called inversion deal, saying the medical device maker will be able to create more U.S. jobs while still paying substantial taxes once the transaction closes.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- Private equity firm Apax Partners LLP is exploring a sale of U.S. healthcare information technology company TriZetto Corp, hoping to fetch as much as $3 billion including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • US won't reveal records on health website security Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 3:17 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— After promising not to withhold government information over "speculative or abstract fears," the Obama administration has concluded it will not publicly disclose federal records that could shed light on the security of the government's health care website because doing so could "potentially" allow hackers to break in.

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Allergan fell $2.65 or 1.7 percent, to $155.61. Baxter International Inc. rose$. 80 or 1.1 percent, to $75.21. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 18 or 1.4 percent, to $12.64.

  • Diversified U.S. manufacturer 3 M Co and medical equipment makers CareFusion Corp and C.R. Bard Inc are among the companies exploring a potential deal for ConvaTec, the people said. CareFusion, with a market capitalization of $9 billion, and C.R. Bard, with $11.2 billion, would both be able to achieve an inversion if they use their own stock to pay for ConvaTec.

  • Community Health details attack on patient records Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    FRANKLIN, Tenn.— Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. Community Health has since removed the malware from its system and finalized "other remediation efforts" to prevent future attacks.

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Allergan fell $1.26 or. 8 percent, to $157.00. Baxter International Inc. rose$. 81 or 1.1 percent, to $75.22. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 14 or 1.1 percent, to $12.60.

  • Aug 18- U.S. hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc said it suspected personal data, including patient names and addresses, of about 4.5 million people were stolen by Chinese hackers from its computer network during April and June. It did not include patient credit card or medical information, Community Health Systems said in a regulatory filing.

  • COMMUNITY HEALTH SYSTEMS SAYS DATA STOLEN IN CYBER ATTACK@. Aug 18- U.S. hospital operator Community Health Systems Inc said it suspected data of about 4.5 million clients were stolen by Chinese hackers from its computer network.

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 6:16 PM ET

    Allergan rose $2.66 or 1.7 percent, to $158.26. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 34 or. 5 percent, to $74.41. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 12 or 1.0 percent, to $12.46.

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

    Allergan rose $2.17 or 1.4 percent, to $157.77. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 54 or. 7 percent, to $74.21. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 15 or 1.2 percent, to $12.43.

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Allergan rose $3.59 or 2.3 percent, to $159.19. Baxter International Inc. rose$. 38 or. 5 percent, to $75.13. Johnson& Johnson rose$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $102.09.

  • Is climate change key to the spread of Ebola? Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 5:56 AM ET
    Women washing along the Niger River near Babila, Guinea.

    Ebola outbreaks may become more frequent because of climate change, scientists warn, as the deadly disease ravages West Africa.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- A senior U.S. senator said on Thursday he has written to Hospira Inc and urged the drug and medical device maker not to move its tax domicile abroad to save on U.S. taxes.

  • Ebola panic may give these stocks a fillip … Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:35 PM ET

    Shares of Malaysia's latex glove makers have had a tough year so far, but some analysts expect panic over Africa's Ebola outbreak may spur gains.

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:14 PM ET

    Allergan rose $1.86 or 1.2 percent, to $154.90. Baxter International Inc. rose$. 69 or. 9 percent, to $74.96. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 11 or. 9 percent, to $12.48.

  • Harvard Management Co invested in Covidien in Q2 - filing Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    BOSTON, Aug 13- Harvard Management Co, which oversees the Ivy League school's $32.7 billion endowment, took a new position in surgical device maker Covidien Plc during the second quarter before news of a planned takeover helped push the stock price higher, a regulatory filing shows.

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    Allergan rose $2.11 or 1.4 percent, to $155.15. Baxter International Inc. rose$. 61 or. 8 percent, to $74.88. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 11 or. 9 percent, to $12.48.