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WASHINGTON, Nov 19- President Barack Obama, who has portrayed himself as surprised by technical problems with the government's new health care website, was briefed last spring on a detailed consultant's report that warned of system failure, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama' s healthcare overhaul has security flaws that put user data at "critical risk" despite recent government assurances it is safe to use, a respected security expert said on Tuesday.
Nov 19- Medtronic Inc reported higher quarterly earnings on Tuesday as stronger sales of its implantable devices to treat abnormal heart rhythms offset weakness in its spinal products business.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 19- The rapid spread of utility meters, medical equipment and even cars connected to the Internet is drawing scrutiny from regulators and big business suppliers worried about privacy and security issues.
WASHINGTON, Nov 19- One part of the Obama administration's technically flawed HealthCare.gov website is actually working as promised.
Nov 18- Medical device maker CareFusion Corp said it will buy GE Healthcare's respiratory care and anesthesiology products business, Vital Signs, for $500 million.
WASHINGTON, Nov 15- The Obama administration hopes to upgrade the performance of its faltering HealthCare.gov website this weekend by adding new capacity just two weeks before a crucial deadline for having it running smoothly, a presidential adviser said on Friday.
WASHINGTON, Nov 14- President Barack Obama on Thursday tried to ease the biggest crisis of his presidency, acknowledging missteps with his signature healthcare law and announcing a plan to help those seeing their current health plans canceled because of it.
*Adjusted profit C $0.67/ share vs analysts' view C $0.62. TORONTO, Nov 14- CGI Group Inc, the main contractor for the flawed website of President Barack Obama's healthcare program, said its pipeline of orders was strong despite the negative publicity from the project.
WASHINGTON, Nov 13- U.S. authorities are investigating a series of cybersecurity incidents targeting the HealthCare.gov website at the center of President Obama' s healthcare law, a U.S. homeland security official told Congress on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Nov 13- Top government information technology officials were set to testify to Congress on Wednesday that they were making headway on fixing HealthCare.gov, the broken website used to sign up for President Barack Obama's signature health insurance program.
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Nov 12- Johnson& Johnson will pay more than $4 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits over its recalled defective hip implants, Bloomberg reported late on Tuesday, citing three people familiar with the deal. Johnson& Johnson declined to comment on the report.
Nov 11- Initial enrollment estimates for President Barack Obama's healthcare reform program show participation is falling far short of expectations, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, raising pressure on the White House to get its rollout back on track. Americans must enroll by Dec. 15 for coverage that begins Jan. 1.
Nov 8- President Barack Obama said the White House was weighing options for fixing problems with his signature healthcare law but it may be a complicated legal and logistical task.
WASHINGTON, Nov 5- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a case of warring legal doctrines raised by a heart pacemaker patent fight between giant medical devices company Medtronic Inc and privately owned Mirowski Family Ventures LLC.
Nov 5- Medical technology company Becton Dickinson& Co said on Tuesday that quarterly net income fell as costs rose sharply, but after excluding litigation charges and pension settlements, the results were higher than analysts had expected.
WASHINGTON, Nov 4- President Barack Obama, defiant against mounting criticism of his troubled healthcare plan, vowed on Monday to press ahead with the rollout and asked supporters to help as the White House struggled to gain control of the debate over his signature achievement.
WASHINGTON, Nov 4- President Barack Obama told a small group of supporters on Monday that he wants to address federal procurement rules for information technology in the wake of a problematic launch of the website for his signature healthcare insurance program.
Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries were accused of promoting powerful psychiatric drugs for unapproved uses in children, seniors and disabled patients.