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  • The proposed Expedited Access Premarket Approval Application program would feature earlier and more frequent interactions between companies and FDA staff. The program is not a new pathway to market, the FDA said, but rather a change in approach aimed at reducing the time it takes to develop a product and get it to market.

  • April 22- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed on Tuesday a new, more collaborative approach for faster approval of high-risk medical devices intended to treat patients with serious conditions with no other treatment options.

  • April 15- U.S. health regulators have approved four Boston Scientific Corp implantable devices for heart patients, including a next generation of smaller defibrillators to treat abnormal heart rhythms, the company said on Tuesday.

  • April 15- ConMed Corp, a surgical device maker that has been fighting off activist investors, is exploring a sale and has contacted large medical device companies to gauge their buyout interest, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • April 14- Shares of medical device maker Medtronic Inc fell as much as 6 percent after a U.S. court temporarily halted sales of its aortic heart valve replacement system in the country.

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- A non-surgically implanted heart valve meant to delay open heart surgery in children with congenital heart defects worked well for all but a few patients during a year of follow-up observation, in line with favorable results seen in original clinical trials of the Medtronic Inc product.

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- A non-surgically implanted heart valve meant to delay open heart surgery in children with congenital heart defects worked well for all but a few patients during a year of follow-up observation, in line with favorable results seen in original clinical trials of the Medtronic Inc product.

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- The minimally invasive aortic heart valve replacement system from Edwards Lifesciences Corp performed better than a rival product sold by Medtronic Inc in the first head-to-head study of the two, according to data from a small German trial presented at a major heart meeting on Sunday.

  • March 27- Alimera Sciences Inc said it has applied a fourth time for U.S. regulatory approval to start selling an eye implant that delivers a drug to treat a form of blindess in diabetes patients. The FDA asked for a new trial of the drug-device combination, but Alimera's partner, Psivida Corp, said that additional trials were not necessary.

  • Gates Foundation fighting dirty water deaths Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 2:15 PM ET
    An exhibitor demonstrates the use of a toilet tap where water is recycled and reused, during the Reinvent The Toilet Fair in New Delhi on March  21, 2014.

    The Gates Foundation has awarded $2 million in grants to several Indian organizations to help improve sanitation by building a high-tech toilet.

  • March 14- Medical device maker Hologic Inc appointed a former Johnson& Johnson executive as chief operating officer, three months after naming a new chief executive as part of a deal with activist investor Carl Icahn.

  • March 7- U.S. medical devices maker Biomet Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of its common shares as its private equity owners look to cash out. The company, which was taken private for $11.4 billion in 2007, said BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan were the lead underwriters to the offering.

  • Biomet files for IPO to raise up to $100 mln Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 6:48 AM ET

    March 7- U.S. medical devices maker Biomet Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of its common shares. The company, which was taken private for $11.4 billion in 2007 by a private equity consortium, said BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan were the lead underwriters to the offering.

  • Feb 28- Shares of medical device maker Endologix Inc fell as much as 28 percent after the company forecast its slowest annual revenue growth in a decade for 2014, hurt by weak sales in the United States.

  • Just ask Bob Costas, who arrived in Sochi to be the main host of NBC's prime time Olympic coverage, and ended up on the sidelines for nearly a week with an eye infection. Heather Holmes, who works for the medical device company Medtronic Inc, regularly puts in more than 100,000 miles a year on long flights to such places as China and India.

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 25- Fresenius Medical Care, which makes kidney dialysis machines, forecast a shock fall in net profit for this year due to healthcare spending cuts in the United States.

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 25- Fresenius Medical Care, which makes kidney dialysis machines, forecast a surprise fall in net profit for this year, in part due to healthcare spending cuts in the United States.

  • New Year’s resolutions hazardous to your health? Sunday, 5 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Diving into New Year's resolutions to get fit or lose weight may be hazardous to your health.

  • Breaking a sweat on Wall Street     Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 12:53 PM ET

    Inform Fitness uses a 20-minute high intensity workout each week. Founder Adam Zickerman puts "Fast Money" trader John Najarian to work. Intensity is key to results, says Zickerman.