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Rivals Lurked Behind Aetna's Deal With Humana
Wall Street Journal : July 3, 2015, 8:02 am
Jockeying among the three other major health insurers—UnitedHealth, Anthem and Cigna—played into the dynamics of Aetna’s $34.1 billion deal to acquire Humana.
Court Rules Patents for Medicines Co.'s Anticlotting Drug Invalid
Wall Street Journal : July 2, 2015, 10:38 am
Medicines Co. said Thursday that a federal circuit court has ruled against the company in its patent suit against Hospira Inc., deeming the patents for its anticlotting drug Angiomax invalid.
Aetna Nears Deal to Buy Humana
Wall Street Journal : July 2, 2015, 7:32 am
Aetna is nearing a deal to buy Humana, according to people familiar with the matter, in a tie-up of health insurers that could be announced this week.
Vertex's $259,000 Cystic Fibrosis Drug Approved
Wall Street Journal : July 2, 2015, 4:36 am
Vertex’s cystic-fibrosis drug Orkambi, which treats the most common mutation of the disease, received U.S. regulatory approval on Thursday.
Lawsuit Over Hysterectomy Tool Settled
Wall Street Journal : July 2, 2015, 2:42 am
A federal lawsuit against a manufacturer of laparoscopic power morcellators that was expected to be the first to reach a trial has been settled for an undisclosed amount, an attorney for the plaintiff said.