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March 26, 2014
11:02 EDTKND, THC, LPNT, DGX, FMS, ADK, UHS, CYH, DVA, SKH, HCA, LHDoc fix draft positive for labs, hospitals, skilled nursing, says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo views the draft copy of the SGR ''Doc Fix'' bill released by the House of Representatives this morning as positive for labs, dialysis providers, hospitals and skilled nursing facility operators. The firm added that it thinks the chances the bill passes are high. Quest Diagnostics (DGX) and LabCorp (LH) are publicly traded labs, while DaVita (DVA) and Fresenius Medical (FMS) operate dialysis centers. Publicly traded hospital operators include Community Health (CYH), HCA Holdings (HCA), LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT), Tenet (THC) and Universal Health (UHS). Skilled nursing stocks include Skilled Healthcare (SKH), AdCare (ADK) and Kindred Healthcare (KND).
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December 18, 2014
06:42 EDTHCAHCA Holdings initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
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06:42 EDTLPNTLifePoint initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
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06:41 EDTCYHCommunity Health initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
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06:41 EDTTHCTenet initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee
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06:18 EDTDGXRedHill Biopharma acquires techonology from University of Minnesota
RedHill Biopharma (RDHL) has entered into a license agreement with the University of Minnesota to acquire the rights to a patented technology to support the development of a commercial diagnostic test for detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis bacterium. RedHill's Crohn's disease program RHB-104, currently undergoing a first Phase III study, is based on evidence that Crohn's disease is caused by MAP infection in susceptible patients. As part of development for RHB-104, RedHill is developing, in collaboration with Quest Diagnostics (DGX), a diagnostic test to aid in detecting the presence of MAP in whole blood. RedHill will pay the University of Minnesota a one-time upfront payment and an additional potential milestone payment for the licensed technology. A pre-submission meeting with the FDA to discuss the development path for the diagnostic test is scheduled for January 2015.
December 17, 2014
10:51 EDTHCA, CYH, THC, LPNT, UHSLeerink healthcare services analyst holds analyst/industry conference call
Healthcare Services Analyst Gupte provides outlook and favorite names for 2015 in the Hospitals and Managed Care Industry on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on December 18 at 1 pm.
December 16, 2014
15:01 EDTTHC, UHS, HCA, CYH, LPNTJudge says Obama's immigration orders unconstitutional, Politico says
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08:46 EDTLHLabCorp, Covance announce expiration of Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period
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December 15, 2014
11:21 EDTFMSCytoSorbents enters strategic partnership with Fresenius Medical
CytoSorbents announced that they have entered into a multi-country strategic partnership with Fresenius Medical Care AG & CO KGaA to commercialize CytoSorbents' CytoSorb therapy. Under the terms of the agreement, Fresenius Medical Care will have the exclusive rights to distribute CytoSorb for critical care applications in France, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland. This multi-year agreement is subject to annual minimum guaranteed orders of CytoSorb to maintain exclusivity.
10:10 EDTLHHigh option volume stocks:
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06:12 EDTDVADaVita Clinical Research, HealthCare Partners to merge, expand clinical trials
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06:11 EDTDVADaVita Clinical Research, HealthCare Partners to merge, expand clinical trials
December 12, 2014
13:52 EDTCYH, UHS, THC, HCA, LPNTLeerink healthcare services analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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December 11, 2014
08:00 EDTCYHCommunity Health to divest Newport, Arkansas hospital
Community Health Systems announced that subsidiaries of the company have executed a definitive agreement to sell substantially all of the assets of 133-bed Harris Hospital in Newport, Arkansas, along with related outpatient services, to White County Medical Center of Searcy, Arkansas. The divestiture is expected to close early in the first quarter of 2015, subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions. The company does not expect the divestiture to have a meaningful impact on financial operations. Following the divestiture of Harris Hospital, Community Health Systems affiliates will continue to operate nine hospitals in Arkansas.
07:40 EDTFMSBofA/Merrill to hold a field trip
European Medtech Field Trip is being held in Copenhagen, Denmark on December 11-12.
07:13 EDTFMSDanone to discuss whether to keep or sell medical nutrition unit, Reuters says
According to a source, Danone (DANOY) will hold a board meeting today to discuss whether to keep or sell its medical nutrition business, Reuters reports. Previous reports said Danone's board would decide whether to sell the unit to Hospira (HSP) or Fresenius (FMS), with Fresenius as the possible front-runner to enter exclusive talks. Reference Link
December 9, 2014
15:31 EDTLHLabCorp management to meet with Craig-Hallum
Meeting to be held in Baltimore on December 10 hosted by Craig-Hallum.
07:44 EDTDGXAmerican Association for Cancer Research to hold a symposium
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December 8, 2014
13:17 EDTHCAHCA Holdings agrees to repurchase 7.6M shares from Bain Capital
HCA Holdings disclosed before the open this morning that, on December 5, the company entered into an agreement to repurchase 7,612,921 shares of its common stock beneficially owned by affiliates of Bain Capital at a purchase price of $73.26 per share, the closing price of the company’s common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on December 5, less a discount of 1%. The share repurchase was made pursuant to the company’s existing $1B repurchase program adopted by the company’s board of directors in October. After giving effect to the Bain repurchase, a total of $917M of share repurchases will have been effectuated under the program, HCA stated.
08:22 EDTCYHCommunity Health management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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