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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6- Practice Fusion, provider of a free electronic health record service for doctors, bought app developer Ringadoc on Wednesday as it moves into a new market: telemedicine. Research firm IHS forecast that the U.S. market will grow to $1.9 billion in 2018, from $240 million in 2013..

  • Aug 5- Cerner Corp, a U.S. provider of healthcare information technology services, said it will buy the assets of Siemens AG's healthcare division for $1.3 billion. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015 and will be financed with cash on hand, Cerner said.

  • Aug 4- Symmetry Medical Inc said it would sell its orthopedic device component business to privately held Tecomet Inc for $450 million. Symmetry Medical will transfer ownership of its remaining surgical instruments business to its shareholders as a new company.

  • Aug 4- Medical device maker Symmetry Medical Inc said it would sell its orthopedic device components business to privately held Tecomet Inc for $450 million. Symmetry Medical will transfer ownership of its remaining surgical instruments business to its shareholders as a new company.

  • Bionic eyes to supercomputers: Inside Livermore Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:32 PM ET
    Jeff Wisoff in front of the world’s largest laser at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

    Lawrence Livermore is reaching out to private industry amid a race for talent and ideas to solve pressing issues including national security.

  • 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.

  • AstraZeneca Chair: Shareholders, 'vote me away' Monday, 19 May 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    As AstraZeneca's shares slid following its rejection of Pfizer's new bid, the company's chairman said he was "reasonably confident" it was the right decision.

  • J&J beats forecasts, helped by new medicines Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    Johnson & Johnson turned in a solid first quarter Tuesday, topping analysts' profit and revenue estimates and increasing its 2014 earnings forecast by 5 cents a share.

  • Venture funds see growth in health care start-ups Sunday, 9 Mar 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    As healthcare reform begins to take shape, venture capitalists see emerging opportunities in digital health start-ups.

  • Smile! Here's the next 'smart' product Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    P&G is bringing the dentist into your bathroom a smartphone-connected toothbrush, a device that gives personalized advice to help people improve their brushing.

  • Obamacare Inc: Allies urge White House to tap CEO Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 7:28 AM ET

    The White House is coming under pressure from some of its closest allies to name a CEO to run its health insurance marketplace.

  • Icahn reports large stake in medical device maker Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Carl Icahn, billionaire investor and chairman of Icahn Enterprises Holdings LP

    Activist investor Carl Icahn reported a 12.63 stake in medical device maker Hologic, prompting the company to seek protection from a hostile takeover

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • Prognosis: Healthy earnings for pharma, biotech Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 5:46 PM ET
    A doctor checks a patient who is experiencing flu symptoms.

    Pharmaceutical and biotech stocks have outperformed markets this year, and with J&J's second-quarter earnings beat, investors may hope earnings will push stocks even higher.

  • Heart Device Approval Delays Leave Doctors Frustrated Monday, 27 May 2013 | 11:33 AM ET

    Americans accustomed to immediate access to the newest technology may be shocked to find that is not the case when it comes to devices that treat ailing hearts.

  • Keith Smith, Co-founder, Managing Partner at the Surgery Center of Oklahoma says that all funds are channeled to patient care, helping his team deliver quality healthcare and low costs.

  • Patients Scarred After Robotic Surgery Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | 8:58 AM ET
    Da Vinci Surgical robot designed to facilitate complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach.

    Most robotic surgery takes place without a hitch, but a growing number of complaints and lawsuits allege complications and even deaths from Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci device.

  • Marketing Is Key to Surgical Robot’s Success Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 8:14 PM ET

    If the critics of robotic surgery are right—that safety is an issue—how is that it was performed on 450,000 people last year? The answer may lie in one word: Marketing.

  • Counting the Problems of Robot-Assisted Surgery Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 7:58 PM ET
    Dr. Marty Makary of Johns Hopkins University Hospital

    The number of complications from robot-assisted surgery using Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci robot are underreported, allege critics of the procedure, fanning the controversy around the company's pioneering product.