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Medtronic CEO addresses Covidien deal, plans to move to Dublin
By Jaimy Lee | July 25, 2014
Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak is facing many questions about his plans for the medical-device maker—principally revolving around the deal announced in June to buy Irish medical supplier Covidien and move the company's headquarters to Dublin from Minneapolis. Ishrak answered a few of these questions for us this week in a phone interview recorded for a podcast and a Q&A to appear soon in the print edition of Modern Healthcare. Here are some highlights previewing the full interview.
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Margin squeeze, legal expenses lead to lower Covidien earnings
By Jaimy Lee | July 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Covidien, the Dublin-based surgical and medical-device supplier, reported that sales increased by 4% in the third quarter, but profits fell by 22%.
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HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection
By Associated Press | July 22, 2014
There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.
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AIDS conference honors victims of jet crash
By Associated Press | July 20, 2014
An international AIDS conference has opened in Australia with a tribute to several delegates who were killed en route to the gathering when their Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down.
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HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in U.S. over decade
By Associated Press | July 19, 2014
The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the U.S. each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.
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Intestinal gas: A new healthcare therapy?
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The same compound that makes flatulence smelly could actually possess some healing properties.
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AIDS conference to remember researchers killed in crash, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The 20th annual International AIDS Conference is going ahead as scheduled this week in Melbourne, Australia, despite the loss of roughly 100 AIDS activists and researchers in a Malaysia Airlines plane crash July 17.
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Motörhead fan suffers brain blood clot after headbanging at show
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
There is now scientific evidence that Motörhead is the hardest-rocking band on earth, according to German doctors writing in the British medical journal The Lancet.
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Healthcare winners and losers in tax reform
By Merrill Goozner, Editor | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
One can only hope the spate of tax-motivated mergers in the pharmaceutical and medical-device industries finally will motivate Congress to reform the corporate tax code—a long-sought goal of the business community.
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AIDS research to see long-term impact from Malaysia jet crash
By Steven Ross Johnson | July 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The deaths of more than 100 AIDS scientists, activists and health workers, who were among the nearly 300 passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 when it was shot down over eastern Ukraine Thursday, is likely to have long-range repercussions for future efforts to advance research on the disease.
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The best care money can buy? | The U.S. delights in its medical technology, and pays a premium for it, but studies show other countries beat us in outcomes, value
By Cinda Becker | August 09, 2004 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
No other country in the world can beat the U.S. in medical technology. No other country spends as much for it either.The mantra "Americans have the best medical care in the world" is frequently recited by U.S. policymakers and clinicians, according to a study published in the May/June issue of the journal Health Affairs that compares the quality of care in five English-speaking countries. But international data--limited though it is--places the U.S. in the bottom quartile of industrialized countries in terms of life expectancy and infant mortality, according to the report.The best...
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