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  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    Allergan rose $10.43 or 5.3 percent, to $209.08. Baxter International Inc. rose$. 16 or. 2 percent, to $71.91. Boston Scientific Corp. rose$. 04 or. 3 percent, to $13.40.

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    Allergan rose $15.20 or 7.7 percent, to $213.85. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 14 or. 2 percent, to $71.61. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $13.35.

  • Final Glance: Medical Devices companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:03 PM ET

    Allergan rose $2.44 or 1.2 percent, to $198.65. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 33 or. 5 percent, to $71.75. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 05 or. 4 percent, to $13.36.

  • Midday Glance: Medical Devices companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Allergan rose $1.75 or. 9 percent, to $197.96. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 31 or. 4 percent, to $71.77. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 09 or. 7 percent, to $13.32.

  • Early Glance: Medical Devices companies Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    Allergan rose $1.61 or. 8 percent, to $197.82. Baxter International Inc. fell$. 54 or. 7 percent, to $71.54. Boston Scientific Corp. fell$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $13.40.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- Republicans in the U.S. Congress will soon move to kill a medical device tax imposed less than two years ago under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, congressional aides and analysts said on Wednesday. Though no full-scale repeal of Obamacare is expected, even with the Senate now under Republican control, the move against the tax is part...

  • Republican knives out for Obama's medical devices tax Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    Last week's elections will elevate Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, a long-standing opponent of the tax, to the chairmanship of the tax-writing finance committee in the Senate. Though no full-scale repeal of Obamacare is expected, even with the Senate under Republican control, the move against the device tax is part of efforts to chip away at the law.

  • Nov 11- A U.S. federal court has ordered medical device maker Becton Dickinson and Co to notify customers that it falsely claimed its safety syringes were sharper and wasted less medicine than those of rival Retractable Technologies Inc.. The order, handed down Monday by Judge Leonard Davis in the Eastern District of Texas, follows an award of $340 million in...

  • CORRECTED-Stryker settles hip implants lawsuit Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 8:04 PM ET

    Nov 3- Orthopedics company Stryker Corp said its settled a compensation lawsuit related to its hip implant, and said it did not expect the settlement to hurt its profit. Stryker will provide a base payment of $300,000 to patients who received the implant and underwent revision surgery by Nov. 3, to remove and replace the devices, plaintiffs' counsel Wendy...

  • Stryker settles hip implants lawsuit Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 5:52 PM ET

    Nov 3- Orthopedics company Stryker Corp said its settled a compensation lawsuit related to its hip implant, and said it did not expect the settlement to hurt its profit. Stryker will provide a base payment of $300,000 to patients who received the implant and underwent revision surgery by Nov. 3, to remove and replace the devices, plaintiffs' counsel Wendy...

  • Oct 22- Boston Scientific Corp on Wednesday posted a third-quarter profit on increased sales of its implantable heart devices and raised its full-year revenue outlook, sending its shares up more than 3 percent. Sales of cardiac rhythm management devices, including implantable defibrillators and pacemakers, rose 3 percent to $480 million from a year earlier.

  • BOSTON, Oct 22- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. The products under review by the agency's Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency...

  • Oct 15- Heart device maker St. Jude Medical Inc forecast a quarterly revenue that fell below Wall Street estimate, and said sales growth in international markets didn't match its expectation. The maker of pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, artificial heart valves, stents and neurological products said it expects an adjusted profit of $1.02- $1.04 per...

  • ConvaTec owners appoint banks to explore sale - sources Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:17 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 15- ConvaTec's owners have appointed Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs to explore a sale of the medical device maker which could be worth up to $10 billion, sources familiar with the matter said. Private equity firms Avista Capital Partners and Nordic Capital are preparing the groundwork for a possible sale or initial public offering in 2015 for the...

  • First Ebola vaccine trial starts in Africa Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 7:29 PM ET

    The first trial of an Ebola vaccine has started with the vaccination of three health care workers in Mali, researchers told NBC News.

  • DALLAS, Oct 7- The Ebola patient fighting for his life in a Dallas hospital is on a ventilator and a kidney dialysis machine to help stabilize his health, the hospital said on Tuesday. Authorities in the United States and the public are on alert following Duncan's diagnosis more than a week ago, which raised concerns that the worst epidemic of Ebola on record could...

  • Intel’s Basis takes second stab at health watch Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 12:52 PM ET
    Basis Peak watch

    Another day, another new wrist-wearable in gadgetland. But this one sounds … pretty compelling. Re/code explains.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 26- U.S. medical device maker Medtronic Inc is likely to try to renegotiate the structure and terms of its $42.9 billion deal to buy Ireland's Covidien Plc in response to new U.S. tax rules, according to people familiar with the situation.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 4- A Chinese anti-monopoly team visited medical devices and semi-conductor firms in Shanghai at the start of September, the country's Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on Thursday, without making clear the purpose of the visit.

  • GE's 3D mammography device gets U.S. FDA approval Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 9:34 PM ET

    Sept 2- General Electric Co's healthcare unit last week won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its mammography device that produces three-dimensional images to detect breast cancer. Hologic Inc came up with one of the first 3- D breast imaging devices in 2001, which continues to dominate the market.