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  1. October 1, 2013

    Medical taxes: own devices

    Amid the partisan rancour, little patches of agreement persist. Consider the excise tax on medical devices, which helps to...

  2. January 6, 2013

    Ireland: Away from the pulpit

    Savita Halappanavar checked into a hospital in Galway, a city on the west coast of Ireland, on October 21 last year with...

  1. May 14, 2012

    Medical device groups ‘fail to innovate’

    Medical device companies are themselves to blame for falling margins because they are failing to innovate sufficiently, said...

  2. January 25, 2012

    Results mixed for US healthcare companies

    Shares of WellPoint fell by nearly 5 per cent after the US health insurer reported disappointing fourth-quarter results and...

  3. December 5, 2011

    Mediscare: bitter pill for device makers

    What will the federal bureaucrats do next? In the latest outrage, they may demand to know before the government pays for an...

  4. December 5, 2011

    US healthcare stocks hit by Medicare fears

    US healthcare stocks are extremely volatile amid fears that government healthcare providers will limit expensive heart,...

  5. December 5, 2011

    Medical technology companies lead Wall St rally

    Healthcare stocks bounced back from Friday’s big sell-off but analysts remained concerned that government healthcare schemes...

  6. November 23, 2011

    Banks under pressure on Fed stress test plans

    The Thanksgiving holiday got off to a bad start as US investors responded to a German bond auction considered a failure by...

  7. August 3, 2011

    US job creation slows and redundancies soar

    The US private sector added jobs for the 19th straight month in July but growth remained below the level needed for a steady...

  8. July 18, 2011

    Medical Devices

    Medical cost inflation may be out of control, but it is not showing up on the income statements of medical device makers....

  9. January 13, 2011

    Analyst fined over misleading message

    A former MF Global analyst has been fined £50,000 ($79,182) for sending clients and colleagues a “misleading and inaccurate”...

  10. December 10, 2010

    Wall Street boosted by economic data

    Shares in Tenet Healthcare soared after it rejected a bid from Community Health Systems while the rest of US stock market...

  11. September 28, 2010

    Consumer goods help US stocks shake off data

    US shares edged higher, led by healthcare and consumer staples stocks, in spite of data showing consumer confidence fell to...

  12. March 19, 2010

    US stocks pull back amid global worries

    US stocks pulled back on Friday amid investor worries over Greece’s debt crisis, Chinese policy on monetary tightening and...

  13. March 16, 2010

    Higher industrial output strengthens S&P 500

    US stocks closed broadly higher on the session yesterday following Senator Chris Dodd's presentation of the final version of...

  14. FT Alphaville

    March 15, 2010

    CDS report: All quiet on the sovereign front

    European credit markets started the week on a low note, underperforming weak equity markets. The trend accelerated later in...

  15. March 15, 2010

    US stocks higher after release of reform bill

    US stocks closed broadly higher on the session on Monday following Senator Chris Dodd’s presentation of the finalised...

  16. February 11, 2010

    Positive corporate results lift Wall Street

    Wall Street bounced back on Thursday after positive corporate results distracted the market from lingering uncertainty over...

  17. October 20, 2009

    Weak economic data weigh on Wall Street

    US equities fell on Tuesday, with indices pulling back from their highest levels in more than a year as traders focused on...

  18. FT Alphaville

    September 30, 2009

    Boston Sci to pay J&J $716m

    Boston Scientific Corp will pay Johnson & Johnson $716m to settle more than a dozen patent dispute lawsuits involving...

  19. April 22, 2009

    Don’t write Ireland’s epitaph just yet

    From Mr John White. Sir, Ireland moved away from being a sweatshop many years ago (Letters, April 20), indeed in the latter...

  20. December 27, 2008

    NY Times puts Red Sox stake in play

    The New York Times is aggressively courting buyers for its stake in the Boston Red Sox baseball team and potentially the...

  21. December 26, 2008

    NY Times puts Boston Red Sox stake in play

    The New York Times is aggressively courting buyers for its stake in the Boston Red Sox baseball team and potentially the...

  22. FT Alphaville

    November 11, 2008

    GS doesn't like the newspapers

    Wall Street may be dead, but newspapers are deader. So says Goldman Sachs at least. The Investment Bank laid off 13 analysts...

  23. October 1, 2008

    Economic data add to Wall Street gloom

    Another volatile session for US stocks ended in the red as anxiety over paralysis in money markets and a Senate vote on the...

  24. January 13, 2008

    Chief with an impulse for innovation

    Bill Weldon remembers talking to his wife about problems in the US housing market long before the credit squeeze set in. The...

  25. July 11, 2007

    Bausch & Lomb

    It is enough to send the board of Advanced Medical Optics cross-eyed. One minute it is plotting an audacious takeover of...

  26. June 16, 2007

    Lombard share placing to fund crucial trials

    Lombard Medical, the medical devices specialist, has £6.6m from a share placing to fund ongoing clinical trials, but warned...

  27. April 26, 2007

    Bristol-Myers Squibb

    For a company as badly injured as Bristol-Myers Squibb, any signs of recovery are welcome. It has done more than that since...

  28. April 26, 2007

    Speculation on Bristol as takeover talk grows

    Bristol-Myers Squibb heightened speculation that it was a takeover target on Thursday, as the US drugmaker elevated interim...

  29. March 27, 2007

    Efficacy of stents called into question

    A seven-year US study has called into question whether doctors are overusing heart stents, the blockbuster tiny wire mesh...

  30. March 26, 2007

    Beckman buys Biosite for $1.6bn

    Beckman Coulter, the California-based medical diagnostics group, on Sunday night agreed to acquire Biosite, a smaller rival,...

  31. FT Alphaville

    March 13, 2007

    Boston Scientific explores IPO

    Boston Scientific has said it is exploring an IPO of its endosurgery division, reports the Wall Street Journal. Selling 20...

  32. January 14, 2007

    Caremark fight

    It is fun to see real bickering over a takeover. It makes a change from neatly pre-packaged leveraged buy-outs. US drug...

  33. December 11, 2006

    US panel raises stent questions

    Ongoing uncertainty over the risks of drug-coated stents loomed after a US regulatory advisory panel last week failed to...

  34. December 6, 2006

    FDA panel set to review safety of stents

    Drug-coated stents - once hailed as a revolutionary treatment for clogged arteries - will be the focus of a safety review...

  35. December 5, 2006

    FDA panel set to review safety of stents

    Drug-coated stents - once hailed as a revolutionary treatment for clogged arteries - will be the focus of a safety review by...

  36. November 24, 2006

    City lawyers highlight FSA’s scope to punish

    The £20,000 fine imposed this week on a former Credit Suisse First Boston equity salesman for appearing – falsely – to have...

  37. November 24, 2006

    Trader fined for passing on 'outsider' information

    It might be the first recorded incident of someone being fined for "outsider" trading. Sean Pignatelli, a London-based...

  38. November 24, 2006

    'Just keep it a little quiet . . .'

    Sean Pignatelli, a London-based equity salesman, was yesterday fined £20,000 by the Financial Services Authority in its...

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