Baxter International Inc. fell$. 95 or 1.4 percent, to $67.55. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 36 or 2.0 percent, to $17.39. Johnson& Johnson fell $1.64 or 1.6 percent, to $98.96.» Read More
Oct 5- Medical equipment supplier Becton Dickinson& Co has agreed to buy CareFusion Corp, a maker of infusion pumps and other medical devices, for $12.2 billion in cash and stock, marking the latest multibillion-dollar healthcare sector deal. Becton said on Sunday it would pay a total of $58.00 a share- $49.00 in cash and 0.0777 of a share of Becton Dickinson- for...
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