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  • Marilyn Tavenner, administrator of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said the website faces "complex technical issues" four weeks after it opened for enrollment. House of Representatives Ways& Means Committee is the Obama administration's first formal statement to Congress about the challenges facing Healthcare.gov.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- American consumers' initial experience on the Obamacare website Healthcare.gov has been inadequate and unacceptable, a key administration official overseeing the troubled launch told a congressional panel on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 28- The website at the center of the U.S. healthcare reform law was back up Monday after a data center outage prevented Americans from enrolling in subsidized health insurance, the latest technical problem to plague the online insurance exchanges.

  • Oct 28- Edwards Lifesciences Corp on Monday reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings, but investors were disappointed with the pace of U.S. sales of its newest artificial heart valves, sending its shares down more than 4 percent.

  • Oct 28- Edwards Lifesciences Corp on Monday reported higher-than-expected quarterly earnings as it benefited from strong sales of artificial heart valves that are implanted without major invasive surgery. Third-quarter net income rose to $77 million, or 68 cents per share, from $69 million, or 58 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Oct 27- A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law went down on Sunday, halting online enrollment for all 50 states in the latest problem to hit the program's troubled rollout.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Oct 27- A data center critical for allowing uninsured Americans to buy health coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare law went down on Sunday, the U.S. government said, in the latest problem for the "Obamacare" rollout.

  • Oct 25- Todd Park has gone from steering his healthcare information technology company through a blockbuster IPO to occasionally sleeping on a mat in his office while working to repair the troubled new U.S. government healthcare website.

  • Oct 25- The website for Americans to buy insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law should be working smoothly for most users by the end of November, a White House official assigned to fix Healthcare.gov said on Friday.

  • Oct 25- The White House official brought in to fix the U.S. government website created to enable Americans to buy insurance under President Barack Obama's healthcare law said on Friday that healthcare.gov will be working smoothly for most users by the end of November.

  • Oct 25- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Abbott Laboratories' MitraClip medical device, used to stop heart valve leakage in patients deemed unable to endure valve repair through open heart surgery, the company said on Friday. "We think longer term in the U.S., could be a $500 million product," said RBC Capital Markets analyst Glenn Novarro.

  • Abbott says FDA approved heart valve medical device Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 9:19 AM ET

    Oct 25- Abbott Laboratories said on Friday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its MitraClip medical device, used to stop heart valve leakage. A slim majority of advisers to the FDA had recommended approval of the implantable heart device, as some had questioned whether it would be effective for its intended use.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The Obama administration launched its troubled healthcare insurance website after only a minimum of crucial system-wide testing, despite contractors warning officials repeatedly about performance risks, a congressional panel heard on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The Obama administration launched its troubled healthcare insurance website after only a minimum of crucial system-wide testing, despite contractors warning officials repeatedly about performance risks, a congressional panel heard on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- Medical device maker Stryker Corp will pay $13.2 million to settle civil charges the company bribed doctors and government officials to win business in five different countries, U.S. regulators said Thursday.

  • Stryker to pay $13.2 mln to settle civil bribery charges Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 10:54 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 24- Medical device maker Stryker Corp will pay $13.2 million to settle civil charges alleging the company bribed doctors and government officials to win business in five different countries, U.S. regulators said Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- One of the lead contractors responsible for developing the government's troubled healthcare website said on Thursday his company warned the Obama administration about rollout risks, while another expressed confidence that it will be fixed in time for benefits to go live on Jan. 1.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The troubled rollout of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare policy on Thursday undergoes its first full-length public airing in a crowded congressional hearing room, where lawmakers will question technology contractors about the government's crippled Healthcare.gov website.

  • "Unfortunately, the created a bottleneck that prevented the vast majority of users from accessing" the federal health insurance marketplaces, CGI senior vice president Cheryl Campbell said in testimony submitted to the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee.

  • Oct 23- Medical device maker Varian Medical Systems Inc reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter results as demand for its products fell due to uncertainties related to U.S. healthcare reforms and reimbursement cuts. The company's fourth-quarter net earnings fell 2.4 percent to $117.3 million or $1.08 per share.

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