Allergan rose $1.18 or 1.2 percent, to $96.83. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 42 or. 6 percent, to $66.55. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 30 or 2.7 percent, to $11.48.» Read More
Data from the 17,135- patient study, comparing the safety and efficacy of Spiriva Respimat against a formulation of the drug given via the older HandiHaler device, were unveiled at the European Respiratory Society congress in Barcelona on Sunday.
Kimberly Young, a psychologist who heads the new program at Bradford Regional Medical Center, a public hospital about 160 miles north of Pittsburgh, said that since 1994 she has privately treated thousands of people who cannot control their online activity.
Bard will pay $20 per Rochester Medical share, representing a hefty 45 percent premium to the stock's last close. Rochester Medical shares were up 44 percent in premarket trading on Wednesday. Rochester Medical's products such as disposable medical catheters are used by patients who need help with urinary retention and incontinence outside the hospital.
Sept 4- Medical device company C. R. Bard Inc said it will buy urology products maker Rochester Medical Inc for about $262 million to boost its presence in the urology homecare market.
*Zafgen's drug designed to make body produce less fat, burn excess. Aug 23- Imagine a weight-loss drug that not only helps you shed a few pounds, but does so without asking you to diet or exercise.
*Zafgen's drug designed to make body produce less fat, burn excess. Aug 23- Imagine a weight-loss pill that not only helps you shed a few pounds, but does so without asking you to diet or exercise.
*China medical devices market worth $20 billion. Two industry sources who have seen the questionnaire said it was unclear if regulators were about to investigate China's $20 billion medical devices market following multiple probes into corruption and possible price fixing in the pharmaceuticals sector.
Aug 19- Medical device maker Covidien Plc said it was recalling six lots of its Monoject prefill flush syringes sold in the United States and Bermuda as they contained non-sterilized water which could cause life-threatening infections.
Aug 20- Medtronic Inc on Tuesday reported a first-quarter profit in line with expectations on solid growth in emerging markets, but soft U.S. demand for implantable heart defibrillators weighed on its shares, which slumped more than 2 percent.
Aug 19- Medical device maker Covidien Plc said it was recalling 14 lots of its Monoject prefill flush syringes sold in the United States and Bermuda as they contained non-sterilized water which could cause life-threatening infections.
Aug 14- An inhaled insulin device made by MannKind Corp proved more effective than injected and oral treatments in trials, potentially improving the quality of life for millions of diabetics and creating a multi-billion dollar opportunity for the company. MannKind shares rose as much as 27 percent in morning trade.
Aug 14- MannKind Corp said results of two late-stage studies showed that its experimental diabetes therapy was more effective than injected insulin and oral treatments, sending its shares up 30 percent in premarket trading.
WASHINGTON, July 31- The Obama administration is preparing to subject the information technology backbone of the new state and federal healthcare exchanges to final "dress rehearsal" testing that could continue until just before the online marketplaces are slated to begin enrollment on Oct. 1.
BOSTON, July 26- Barnaby Jack, a celebrated computer hacker who forced bank ATMs to spit out cash and sparked safety improvements in medical devices, died in San Francisco, a week before he was due to make a high-profile presentation at a hacking conference.
July 25- Boston Scientific Corp on Thursday reported a second-quarter profit that beat expectations and forecast growth in the third period on improved sales of its surgical devices and cardiology products.
July 25- Boston Scientific on Thursday reported a second-quarter profit, reversing a year-earlier loss, and said that while sales fell slightly, demand for medical surgical devices improved and declines slowed for its large cardiology business.
July 24- Boston Scientific on Thursday reported a second-quarter profit, reversing a year-earlier loss, and said sales in its medical surgical device business had risen. The medical equipment maker posted net income of $130 million, or 10 cents a share, compared with a year-earlier loss of $3.6 billion, or $2.51 a share.
LONDON, July 17- Scientists have created an "intelligent" surgical knife that can detect in seconds whether tissue being cut is cancerous, promising more effective and accurate surgery in future. The device, built by researchers at London's Imperial College, could allow doctors to cut back on additional operations to remove further pieces of cancerous tumours.
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.
July 12- A German court ruled against Medtronic Inc in the latest round of its patent fight with Edwards Lifesciences on Friday, judging the U.S. medical device maker's transcatheter heart valve technology infringes a patent owned by Edwards.