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  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $69.91. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 24 or 1.3 percent, to $18.40. Johnson& Johnson fell$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $99.58.

  • FDA approves AcuFocus' corneal implant Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 5:49 PM ET

    April 17- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved AcuFocus Inc's corneal implant to improve vision in patients with presbyopia, an age-related eye disorder. The device, KAMRA inlay, is the first implantable device to correct vision in patients who have not had cataract surgery, the FDA said in a statement on Friday. Presbyopia is a condition associated...

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $69.92. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 11 or. 6 percent, to $18.27. Johnson& Johnson fell$. 19 or. 2 percent, to $99.60.

  • A promising treatment from Bristol-Myers Squibb may be fast-tracking toward another approved use after researchers stopped a study early because the drug did better than an older treatment in patients with an advanced form of lung cancer. Shares of the New York drugmaker jumped Friday morning after it said Opdivo fared better than the chemotherapy drug...

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:57 AM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $69.92. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 21 or 1.2 percent, to $17.95. Johnson& Johnson fell$. 23 or. 2 percent, to $99.56.

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:03 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $70.15. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 12 or. 7 percent, to $18.16. Johnson& Johnson fell$. 81 or. 8 percent, to $99.79.

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 1:29 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $70.08. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 07 or. 4 percent, to $18.11. St. Jude Medical Inc. fell$. 12 or. 2 percent, to $68.43.

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:57 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 22 or. 3 percent, to $70.20. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 14 or. 8 percent, to $18.04. Johnson& Johnson rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $100.60.

  • Contact lens makers sue Utah over anti-price fixing law Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 3:10 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— The nation's largest contact lens manufacturers have sued Utah over a new law that critics say was written at the behest of Utah- based discount retailer 1-800- Contacts. The law comes amid an increasingly bitter fight between manufacturers like Johnson& Johnson and Bausch& Lomb and discount retailers over the prices of contact lenses.

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 2:34 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 48 or. 7 percent, to $70.46. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 15 or. 8 percent, to $18.05. Johnson& Johnson rose$. 08 or. 1 percent, to $100.60.

  • TechBits: Analyzing medical data, breaking smartphones Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 3:21 AM ET

    IBM wants to use the power of its Watson computing system— which famously won TV's "Jeopardy" a few years back— to analyze mountains of data collected from individuals who use health-related smartphone apps, fitness bands and other gadgets. A new IBM business will provide Internet computing services for health-care companies and researchers to collect and...

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 5:58 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 11 or. 2 percent, to $69.98. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 10 or. 6 percent, to $17.90. Johnson& Johnson fell$. 03 or percent, to $100.52.

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 1:34 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 02 or percent, to $69.89. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 04 or. 2 percent, to $17.84. Johnson& Johnson rose$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $100.76.

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 10:42 AM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $69.74. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 13 or. 7 percent, to $17.67. Johnson& Johnson rose$. 35 or. 4 percent, to $100.90.

  • Hackers keep trying new targets in search of easy data Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— The health care sector has become the hot target for hackers in recent months, according to researchers at Symantec, a leading cybersecurity company that says it's also seeing big increases in "spear-phishing,"'' ransomware "and efforts to exploit newly discovered vulnerabilities in software used by a wide range of industries.

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 6:00 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 70 or 1.0 percent, to $69.87. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 30 or 1.7 percent, to $17.80. Johnson& Johnson fell $1.51 or 1.5 percent, to $100.55.

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 58 or. 8 percent, to $70.00. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 29 or 1.6 percent, to $17.82. Johnson& Johnson fell$. 98 or 1.0 percent, to $101.09.

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 10:27 AM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 13 or. 2 percent, to $70.44. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 12 or. 7 percent, to $17.98. Johnson& Johnson fell$. 42 or. 4 percent, to $101.64.

  • NEW YORK, April 12- Medical researchers call it the "Angelina Effect," the surge in demand for genetic testing attributable to movie star Angelina Jolie's public crusade for more aggressive detection of hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. But there's a catch: Major insurance companies including Aetna, Anthem and Cigna are declining to pay for the latest...

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Friday, 10 Apr 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 42 or. 6 percent, to $70.57. Johnson& Johnson rose$. 73 or. 7 percent, to $102.06. St. Jude Medical Inc. rose$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $68.17.