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  • 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.

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    Allergan rose$. 59 or. 4 percent, to $164.97. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $76.53. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 09 or. 7 percent, to $12.94.

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Allergan rose$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $164.47. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $76.67. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 07 or. 5 percent, to $12.92.

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    Allergan fell$. 34 or. 2 percent, to $166.09. Baxter International Inc. rose$. 03 or percent, to $76.62. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 13 or. 9 percent, to $13.17.

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    Allergan fell$. 82 or. 5 percent, to $165.61. Baxter International Inc. rose$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $76.79. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 10 or. 8 percent, to $13.19.

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    Allergan rose$. 08 or percent, to $165.68. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 54 or. 7 percent, to $76.21. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 07 or. 5 percent, to $13.03.

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Allergan fell$. 62 or. 4 percent, to $164.98. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 54 or. 7 percent, to $76.21. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 15 or 1.1 percent, to $12.95.

  • 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.

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 1:44 PM ET

    Allergan fell $1.06 or. 6 percent, to $164.14. Baxter International Inc. rose$. 65 or. 9 percent, to $76.47. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $13.01.

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    Allergan fell $1.32 or. 8 percent, to $163.88. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 10 or. 1 percent, to $75.72. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 13 or 1.0 percent, to $12.89.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Salix Pharma to buy Cosmo Tech Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:37 AM ET

    Shares of Salix Pharmaceuticals fell Wednesday before markets opened and a day after it announced plans to become the latest U.S. company to incorporate overseas and lower its taxes. Last month, U.S. medical device maker Medtronic Inc. said that it agreed to buy Ireland- based competitor Covidien for $42.9 billion in cash and stock.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Taking on the Luxottica eyewear machine Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Neil Blumenthal (left) and David Gilboa, co-founders of Warby Parker

    A David taking on retail Golaiths, this e-commerce upstart is circumventing traditional channels and selling eyeglasses to the masses.

  • *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.