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July 3, 2014
05:09 EDTMDTMedtronic announces insulin pump more effective than daily injection
Medtronic announced the results of the global OpT2mise trial, which included eight participating centres in Canada. The results showed that MiniMed insulin pumps safely achieve better glucose control for people with insulin-requiring type 2 diabetes than multiple daily injections. While the benefits of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion with an insulin pump for people with type 1 diabetes are well proven, this is the largest global study to evaluate the comparative efficacy of CSII with an insulin pump versus multiple daily insulin injections in people with type 2 diabetes with poor glycemic control. In the OpT2mise trial, those using insulin pumps achieved a mean A1C reduction of 1.1 percent compared to only a 0.4 percent reduction by those using multiple daily injections. This improvement in glucose control was achieved without any episodes of severe hypoglycemia. In addition, those in the insulin pump group lowered the total daily dose of insulin by more than 20 percent. There was no difference in weight gain between the two groups.
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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.
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
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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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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