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Shortage of in-home dialysis solution has patients worried
By Los Angeles Times | September 15, 2014
Baxter International, the nation's leading supplier of peritoneal dialysis solution, says it can't keep up with demand and has started rationing the product, directing physicians to limit the number of new patients to whom they prescribe the treatment and reducing the size of shipments sent to...
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Baxter to offload vaccine business to Pfizer for $635 million
By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business | July 31, 2014
Baxter International is selling its vaccine business to Pfizer for $635 million as it prepares to split into two companies.
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Hospira earnings double on strong sales of injectable drugs
By Bob Herman | July 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Pharmaceutical and medical-device maker Hospira saw its earnings soar in the second quarter of 2014, thanks mostly to large sales of drugs that have been in short supply.
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Baxter's revenue boosted by Gambro deal as earnings fall
By Bob Herman | July 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Drug and medical-device maker Baxter International reported lower profit in its second quarter, but its 2013 acquisition of Gambro helped raise worldwide sales.
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Vital Signs
Saline solution shortage likely to stretch into 2015
By Jaimy Lee | May 14, 2014
Shortages of IV saline solution may continue through early next year.That's according to John Thompson, vice president of sourcing operations for Novation's medical, surgical and distribution businesses. Novation is a large, privately held group-purchasing organization based in Irving, Texas.
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Baxter settles class-action suit for $64 million, denies wrongdoing
By Andrew L. Wang, Crain's Chicago Business | April 21, 2014
Baxter International agreed to pay $64 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged the Deerfield, Ill.-based company and some of its competitors colluded to raise prices of plasma-based therapies.
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Deal volume dips while value soars in first quarter
By Beth Kutscher | April 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Fewer deals and higher prices was the prevailing theme across the four healthcare industry sectors tracked in Modern Healthcare's first-quarter M&A Watch report for 2014.
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Baxter to split into two companies
By Kristen Schorsch and Todd J. Behme, Crain's Chicago Business | March 27, 2014
Baxter International said today it plans to split into two companies: one for developing and marketing biopharmaceuticals, and one for medical products.
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Private equity firm Thoma Bravo to buy GHX trading exchange
By Jaimy Lee | February 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Global Healthcare Exchange, a Web-based trading exchange that seeks to reduce costs for medical and surgical product suppliers and hospitals, has agreed to be acquired by private equity firm Thoma Bravo.
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Growing IV saline shortage has providers scrambling during bad flu season
By Jaimy Lee | January 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A worsening shortage of IV saline solution, one of the most common products used in hospitals, is causing concern among healthcare providers having trouble locating saline products during this increasingly severe flu season.
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