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  • July 11- Medical device maker Covidien Plc said it recorded a pre-tax charge of about $180 million for the third quarter, related to litigation against some manufacturers of pelvic mesh products. The company's two units supplied pelvic mesh products to one of the manufacturers named in the lawsuit and is indemnifying that manufacturer on certain claims.

  • In preparatory documents posted on the agency's website on Tuesday, FDA reviewers said laparoscopic power morcellator devices, which are used to treat uterine fibroids, allow for less invasive surgeries, shorter recovery time and fewer wound site infections.

  • FRANKFURT, July 1- German drugmaker Bayer said it would keep the Dr. Scholl's and Coppertone- each worth more than $1 billion- Bayer said it was not planning to untie the Merck bundle it secured in May in a competitive bidding tussle with Reckitt Benckiser, Procter& Gamble Co and Novartis.

  • FRANKFURT, July 1- German drugmaker Bayer said it would keep the Dr. Scholl's and Coppertone- each worth more than $1 billion- Bayer said it was not planning to untie the Merck bundle it secured in May in a competitive bidding tussle with Reckitt Benckiser, Procter& Gamble Co and Novartis.

  • WASHINGTON, June 27- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has approved MannKind Corp's inhaled insulin, Afrezza, capping an arduous journey for the company and its octogenarian founder, Alfred Mann. It acts more rapidly than injectable insulins such as Eli Lilly and Co's Humalog and Novo Nordisk's NovoLog.

  • AMSTERDAM/ SAN FRANCISCO, June 26- Dutch healthcare and lighting company Philips said on Thursday it was teaming up with Salesforce, one of the first cloud-computing companies in the United States, to offer online management of chronic diseases.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- For decades, medical technology firms have searched for ways to let diabetics check blood sugar easily, with scant success.

  • BOSTON, June 20- Medtronic Inc, the world's largest stand-alone medical device maker, said on Friday it was the victim of a cyber attack last year.

  • Medtronic says was victim of cyber attack in 2013 Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    BOSTON, June 20- Medical device maker Medtronic Inc said in a regulatory filing released on Friday that it was the victim of a cyber attack last year.

  • YOUR MONEY-How to launch a financially successful adult Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 19- It's the secret fear of every American parent: failure to launch. The idea used to give Andy Byron the cold sweats. Their 22- year-old son scored a paid summer internship with medical device manufacturer Stryker Corp, with an eye toward a career in medical sales.

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- U.S. medical device maker Medtronic's plan to buy rival Covidien and move its base to Ireland is a sign that something is wrong with the U.S. tax system, a top Obama administration official said on Tuesday.

  • *Alstom extends fall after Siemens/ Mitsubishi bid. U.S. medical device maker Medtronic agreed earlier this week to buy Dublin- based Covidiuen. "Shire have been perennial potential bid candidate for years now," said Jeremy Batstone-Carr, a research analyst at Charles Stanley.

  • June 16- Edwards Lifesciences Corp said on Monday that U.S. health regulators approved its next generation heart valve replacement system for high risk patients and those deemed too frail to endure open heart surgery.

  • CHICAGO, June 16- Well before Medtronic Inc and Covidien Plc announced their $43 billion merger, the two medical device makers had reached common conclusions about how they needed to change. U.S.-based Medtronic on Sunday said it would buy Covidien and moving its executive headquarters to Ireland to take advantage of lower corporate tax rates.

  • Medtronic says still has room for more acquisitions Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    CHICAGO, June 16- Medtronic Inc on Monday said it will remain in the market for promising new technologies even as it absorbs Dublin- based medical device maker Covidien Plc in a $42.9 billion cash-and-stock deal.

  • June 15- U.S. medical device maker Medtronic Inc said on Sunday it had agreed to buy Covidien Plc for $42.9 billion in cash and stock and move its executive base to Ireland in the latest transaction aiming for lower corporate tax rates abroad.

  • June 15- U.S. medical device maker Medtronic Inc said on Sunday it would buy Covidien Plc for $42.9 billion in cash and stock, moving its executive base to Ireland in the latest transaction to seek lower corporate tax rates abroad.

  • June 14- U.S. medical device maker Medtronic Inc is in advanced talks to buy rival Covidien Plc in a deal valued at $45 billion to $50 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Saturday.

  • June 14- Medical-device maker Medtronic Inc and rival Covidien Plc are in advanced talks to combine in a deal valued at $45 billion to $50 billion, a source familiar with the matter said on Saturday.

  • PARIS, June 14- French drugmaker Sanofi said on Saturday it was teaming up with U.S. medical device maker Medtronic in diabetes. Under the terms of a memorandum of understanding, Sanofi and Medtronic will initially cooperate on developing drug-device combinations and offering care management services for diabetes patients.