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  • June 2- Medical device maker Medtronic Plc reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit, helped by higher sales of its heart devices. The results are the first to include revenue generated by Covidien, which Medtronic acquired in January for $49.9 billion. Medtronic said on Tuesday revenue from its minimally invasive therapies group, which it...

  • June 2- Medical device maker Medtronic Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly net income, helped by sales of its heart devices. The company's adjusted net profit rose to $1.68 billion, or $1.16 per share. The quarterly results are the first to include revenue generated by Covidien Plc, which Medtronic acquired in January for $49.9 billion.

  • June 1- Patients in Texas can continue to receive remote diagnoses and treatment after telemedicine company Teladoc Inc won a preliminary court order blocking a new state rule requiring doctors to meet patients first. The ruling in Austin federal court on Friday came the same day that Teladoc filed its public registration with the U.S. Securities and...

  • Could virus make the leap from birds to people? Saturday, 30 May 2015 | 12:02 PM ET
    Lacey Kurth, a research associate, works with avian influenza test samples during testing in the real-time analytical diagnostics lab at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Ames, Iowa.

    There have only been four flu pandemics since the start of the 20th century, yet concerns are widening about the potential for a new outbreak.

  • May 27- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a surgical tool found to spread uterine cancer and what Johnson& Johnson knew about its risks before withdrawing its version of the device last year, the Wall Street Journal reported. A J&J spokesman said the company has not been contacted by the FBI regarding its Ethicon morcellation devices.

  • May 27- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into what Johnson& Johnson knew about the risks posed by a surgical tool in spreading uterine cancer before withdrawing its version of the device last year, the Wall Street Journal reported. J&J said in July that it would ask doctors to return the device, called laparoscopic power morcellator, which is used to...

  • BOSTON, May 22- Barington Capital Group won its proxy contest by scoring two board seats at Eastern Co this week as shareholders widely backed the activist hedge fund's call to add new blood at the industrial hardware maker. Shareholders elected Barington Chief Executive Officer James Mitarotonda and Michael McManus, CEO of medical device manufacturer...

  • May 19- Heart device maker Edward Lifesciences Corp said it had stopped enrolling patients in a study testing its experimental heart valve due to the formation of blood clots. The experimental heart valve, Fortis, has been implanted in more than 20 patients, Edward Lifesciences said. The medical device maker's shares fell as much as 4.7 percent to $125.44...

  • May 19- Medtronic Plc on Tuesday said fourth-quarter revenue would be higher than expected, boosted by strong U.S. sales of its heart devices, and projected earnings would be at the upper end of its previously forecast range. The preliminary quarterly results are the first to include revenue generated by Covidien Plc, which Medtronic acquired in January for...

  • BEIJING, May 12- Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is rolling out a three-hour delivery service for healthcare goods, mimicking rival JD.com Inc.. The service will launch in five Chinese cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, and expand to 19 by the end of 2015, Alibaba said on Tuesday. Alibaba's biggest e-commerce challenger is JD.com,...

  • MUMBAI, May 1- After losing top engineering talent for years to America's tech heartland of Silicon Valley, India is luring them back as an e-commerce boom sparks a thriving start-up culture, unprecedented pay, and perks including free healthcare for in-laws. "The appetite for finding engineering talent... is great," said George Kaszacs of Silicon Valley- based...

  • April 28- Medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp cut its full-year revenue and profit forecasts as it continues to bear the brunt of charges from a number of lawsuits. Boston Scientific said in February it would pay Johnson& Johnson $600 million to settle a long-running lawsuit over Boston Scientific's acquisition of rival Guidant in 2005..

  • Boston Scientific posts loss on litigation costs Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:22 AM ET

    April 28- Medical device maker Boston Scientific Corp reported a quarterly net loss due to one-time charges, including litigation costs of $193 million. The company reported a net loss of $1 million for the first quarter ended March 31, compared with a profit of $133 million a year earlier. Excluding charges, the company earned 21 cents per share.

  • April 27- Medtronic Plc has agreed to stop manufacturing and distributing its SynchroMed implantable drug pump, U.S. regulators said on Monday, a step toward resolving allegations that the company violated quality standards with the device which delivers pain medication to cancer patients and others. Medtronic failed to correct problems that could lead to...

  • April 27- Medtronic Plc has agreed to resolve U.S. regulators' allegations it violated quality standards for making its SynchroMed implantable infusion pump, which delivers medications to cancer patients and others with chronic pain. The agreement includes Medtronic Chief Executive Omar Ishrak and Senior Vice President Thomas Tefft.

  • April 27- Medical device maker Medtronic Plc said it reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over one of the company's drug delivery systems. The consent decree places some restrictions on the company and outlines the steps it must take to address the FDA's expectations, the company said on Monday. The agreement does not...

  • REUTERS BUSINESS NEW SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT/2:30 PM ET Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 2:38 PM ET

    Apple Inc is expected to report a 20 percent increase in quarterly profit and that iPhone sales in China surpassed those in the United States for the first time., expect by 1930 GMT/ 4:30 PM ET, by Bill Rigby, 200 words). -BARRICK GOLD-RESULTS/, expect by expect by 1930 GMT/ 4:30 PM ET, 200 words). U.S. stocks move lower as healthcare stocks led by Amgen drag on the three major...

  • UPDATE 1-FDA approves AcuFocus' corneal implant Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 6:37 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. The FDA, however, warned that the device...

  • 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...

  • 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...