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June 3, 2014
06:34 EDTHUM, MDTHumana claims Medtronic conspired with physicians, WSJ reports
Humana (HUM) is claiming that Medtronic (MDT) has violated the federal racketeering statute by conspiring with physicians to promote unapproved uses of its bone-growth drug, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to a lawsuit Humana filed in court last week, Medtronic may have paid $210M to prominent physicians to advocate for the drug's use in certain neck and spine surgeries. Reference Link
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July 28, 2014
12:46 EDTMDTMedtronic receives FDA approval for PRESTIGE cervical disc system
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11:07 EDTMDTLeerink medical devices analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
Medical Devices Analyst Antalffy, along with MEDACorp Specialist Arie Pieter Kappetein, MD, PhD and Bernhard Meier, MD, assess EU cardiology trends on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on July 31 at 3 pm.
08:17 EDTHUMMCO sell-off provides buying opportunity, says Leerink
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06:52 EDTMDTFormer official says Obama could limit inversion deals, NY Times reports
President Obama could limit tax inversion deals on his own authority, said Stephen Shay, former deputy assistant Treasury secretary for international tax affairs in the Obama administration, according to The New York Times. A 1969 law gives the president the ability to restrict inversion deals, said Shay, who also worked in the Reagan administration, the newspaper stated. Among the deals or possible transactions that involve inversion are Mylan's (MYL) acquisition of Abbott (ABT), Medtronic's (MDT) acquisition of Covidien (COV) and Valeant's (VRX) proposed takeover of Alletgan (AGN). Reference Link
July 25, 2014
10:52 EDTHUMWellCare issues largely company-specific, says UBS
UBS notes that aside from WellCare (WCG), which attributed its lowered guidance to the start-up of its Florida MMA program and other issues, that Centene (CNC), WellPoint (WLP), UnitedHealth (UNH) and Humana (HUM) are the leaders in Medicaid in the state. However, the firm believes a majority of WellCare's issues appear company specific and UBS views any weakness in UnitedHealth, WellPoint, Aetna (AET), or Cigna (CI) as opportunity to buy those four stocks, on all of which it has Buy ratings.
06:30 EDTMDTObama calls on Congress to end inversion deals, NY Times reports
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July 24, 2014
08:19 EDTMDTLeerink medical devices analyst holds an analyst/industry conference call
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06:50 EDTHUMConsumers received $9B in refunds from health insurers, The Hill says
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July 22, 2014
13:46 EDTHUMCourt upholds Obamacare subsidies, NY Times says
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10:43 EDTHUMAppeals court bars subsidies in health care law
A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down part of President Obama's healthcare law by siding today with plaintiffs who argued that the law barred the government from giving subsidies to people in states that chose not to set up their own insurance marketplaces. The appeals court stated, "Because we conclude that the ACA unambiguously restricts the section 36B subsidy to insurance purchased on Exchanges 'established by the State,' we reverse the district court and vacate the IRSís regulation." Twenty-seven states decided against setting up marketplaces, and another nine states partially opted out, according to the Washington Post.
July 21, 2014
08:16 EDTMDTDeutsche Bank analysts hold an analyst/industry conference call
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July 18, 2014
12:51 EDTMDTKey GOP senator signals readiness for inversion deal, The Hill says
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July 16, 2014
10:36 EDTMDTTreasury calls on Congress to halt inversion deals
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07:59 EDTMDTTreasury Secretary urges Congress to take action on tax inversions
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07:18 EDTMDTScoliosis Research Society to hold annual meeting
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July 14, 2014
16:15 EDTHUMHumana, Tenet sign new multi-year national agreement
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07:22 EDTHUMHealthcare Education Associates to hold a conference
4th Annual RISE California Summit to be held in San Diego on July 13-15.
07:12 EDTMDTCovidien downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray
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