Oct 4- Shares of U.S. hospital operators fell after Republican nominee Mitt Romney's strong showing in Wednesday's U.S. presidential debate raised doubts about the future of President Obama' s healthcare reform. Hospital operators Tenet Healthcare Corp, HCA Holdings Inc, Healthsouth Corp and HCP Inc.
DENVER-- DaVita Inc. said Tuesday that a federal grand jury investigation into its practices is complete and no action will be taken against the kidney dialysis firm.
The investigation, one of the several involving the company, was initiated in 2005 and covered DaVita's joint ventures, financial relationships with physicians and services provided to patients, and included the administration and billing of DaVita's anemia drug, Epogen.
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The investigation initiated by the U.S. Attorney's Office for St. Louis in 2005 covered the company's joint ventures, financial relationships with physicians and services provided to patients, and included the administration and billing of DaVita's anemia drug, Epogen.
*Department of Justice drops DaVita inquiry. *Says usao completed its investigation and is not taking any action against. *United States attorney's office for St. Louis informed co that the usao.
Oct 1- Washington Post Co said it would acquire a majority stake in privately held Celtic Healthcare Inc, branching even further away from its newspaper roots.
Oct 1- Warren Buffett's conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, now owns more than 10 percent of dialysis clinic operator DaVita Inc after adding to its position at the end of last month, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday.
Oct 1- Warren Buffett has bought an additional 282,403 shares of DaVita Inc, the largest operator of dialysis clinics in the United States, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. Buffett, through Berkshire Hathaway Inc, is the largest shareholder in DaVita, owning now about 10 percent of the company's stock.
*Berkshire hathaway inc reports open market purchase of 282,403 shares of. DaVita Inc between September 26-28- SEC filing. *Berkshire hathaway inc reports ownership of 10,197,569 shares of DaVita Inc.
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