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  • Hospira beats profit estimates, raises 2014 outlook Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    July 30- Hospira Inc, a pharmaceutical and medical device maker, posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on higher sales of specialty injectable drugs, and raised its full-year outlook.

  • The Senate Judiciary Committee's nine-member antitrust panel will meet on Wednesday to consider the decisions by Alcon, owned by Novartis AG; Bausch& Lomb, owned by Valeant Pharmaceuticals; and Johnson& Johnson to put in place minimum sale prices for some of their products.

  • The Senate Judiciary Committee's nine-member antitrust panel will meet on Wednesday to consider the decisions by Alcon, owned by Novartis AG; Bausch+ Lomb, owned by Valeant Pharmaceuticals; and Johnson& Johnson to put in place minimum sale prices for some of their products.

  • Deadly 'superbug' is spreading in US hospitals Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    CRE, one of the worst of the superbugs, is spreading in some hospitals, and there's worry that cases are under-reported.

  • July 24- Boston Scientific Corp, which makes medical equipment, on Thursday reported a slightly higher-than-expected quarterly profit as improvements in its heart device business helped drive revenue up 4 percent.

  • UPDATE 2-Gambro acquisition boosts Baxter's sales Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    July 17- Medical device and drug maker Baxter International Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly adjusted earnings, driven primarily by a surge in sales of the dialysis products it gained from its acquisition of Gambro AB last year.

  • UPDATE 2-St. Jude not keen to join inversion deal craze Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    In the most recent such deal in the medical device sector, Medtronic Inc last month agreed to buy Covidien for $43 billion. The move will allow Medtronic to re-domicile to Ireland to take advantage of low corporate tax rates and to access cash overseas without having to pay high repatriation costs.

  • 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. Covidien said it was indemnifying the manufacturer on certain claims.

  • 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.