Health Care Equipment and Supplies


  • 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.

  • WRAPUP 3-An apologetic Obama unveils fix on health law Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 6:22 PM ET

    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.

  • UPDATE 2-Obamacare software contractor CGI posts profit Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 11:27 AM ET

    *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.

  • One man, one small business, four billionaires Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    An entrepreneur has attracted investments from four billionaires: Sam Zell, Herb Simon, David Bonderman and "one family you've never heard of."

  • 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.

  • Becton Dickinson quarterly profit beats expectations Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 7:34 AM ET

    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.

  • JNJ to pay $2.2 billion in US probe: Feds Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries were accused of promoting powerful psychiatric drugs for unapproved uses in children, seniors and disabled patients.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 1- The troubled start of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law known as Obamacare has administration officials scrambling to address a host of problems, from the unreliability of the website HealthCare.gov to questions about who is responsible for hundreds of thousands of Americans losing their current coverage.

  • TIMELINE-U.S. healthcare law's technology breakdown Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 4:19 PM ET

    Oct 30- U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, President Barack Obama's top healthcare adviser, apologized on Wednesday over the technology failures that have plagued the rollout of Obama's healthcare law.

  • They are UnitedHealth Group Inc, Cigna Corp, Aetna Inc, Humana Inc and WellPoint Inc.

  • Medtronic is preparing to launch the product in the United States, pending regulatory approval. Medtronic said it expects to launch the product in the United States for use in extreme-risk patients before its fiscal year ends in April 2014, noting that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration determined it has sufficient information to evaluate the device.

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