Drug Findings, Applications and Approvals Strengthen Prospects - Research Report on Health Management Associates, Boston

  Drug Findings, Applications and Approvals Strengthen Prospects - Research
   Report on Health Management Associates, Boston Scientific, Endo Health,
            Achillion Pharmaceuticals, and Cardiovascular Systems

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NEW YORK, June 5, 2013

NEW YORK, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting Health
Management Associates Inc. (NYSE: HMA), Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:
BSX), Endo Health Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: ENDP), Achillion Pharmaceuticals,
Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN), and Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSII). Today's
readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price
targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Health Management Associates Inc. Research Report

On May 28, 2013, Health Management Associates Inc.'s (Health Management
Associates) Board of Directors announced that Gary D. Newsome will retire as
President, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors,
effective July 31, 2013. According to the Company, Mr. Newsome has been called
by the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to
serve as the President of its Uruguay-Montevideo Mission in South America. The
Company affirmed that Mr. Newsome will continue to lead the Company until his
retirement. Directors Kent P. Dauten, Donald E. Kiernan, Robert A. Knox, and
William J. Schoen will lead the search for a new Chief Executive Officer. The
Full Research Report on Health Management Associates Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/96e5_HMA]

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Boston Scientific Corporation Research Report

On May 27, 2013, Boston Scientific Corporation (Boston Scientific) announced
that it has received CE Mark approval for use of the GUIDE DBS System, the
world's first deep brain stimulation (DBS) visualization system. GUIDE DBS
creates 3D visualization information that simulates stimulation output, which
may reduce programming time and enable more precise therapies. Combined with
the Vercise DBS System, the GUIDE DBS can provide the most advanced deep brain
stimulation technology to neurologists, neurosurgeons, and their patients.
Both, the GUIDE DBS and the Vercise DBS, are CE Marked for the treatment of
Parkinson's disease. The Vercise DBS System was approved for sale in Europe in
2012. The Full Research Report on Boston Scientific Corporation - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/5649_BSX]

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Endo Health Solutions Inc. Research Report

On May 30, 2013, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Endo Pharmaceuticals), a
subsidiary of Endo Health Solutions, Inc. (Endo Health Solutions) announced
that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a complete response
letter regarding the New Drug Application (NDA) for Endo's long-acting
testosterone undecanoate injection, AVEED, for men diagnosed with
hypogonadism. According to the Company, the FDA outlined the necessary steps
to support the approval of the NDA and requested that the Risk Evaluation and
Mitigation Strategy (REMS) include a Medication Guide as well as Elements to
Assure Safe Use (ETASU) to mitigate risks and severe complications related to
post-injection reactions. However, the complete response letter did not
include requests for the Company to perform additional clinical studies. Endo
Pharmaceuticals plans to submit a complete response by the end of Q3 2013. The
Full Research Report on Endo Health Solutions Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/0e90_ENDP]

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Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Research Report

On May 30, 2013, Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Achillion Pharmaceuticals)
announced the nomination of the preclinical compound, ACH-3422, a novel small
molecule nucleotide prodrug of a uridine analog designed to inhibit HCV NS5B
polymerase. This compound will be used as a development candidate for the
treatment of chronic hepatitis C (HCV) viral infection. Milind Deshpande,
Ph.D., Achillion Pharmaceuticals' President and Chief Executive Officer, said,
"The addition of ACH-3422 gives Achillion a portfolio of assets that also
includes a 2nd generation protease inhibitor, sovaprevir, and a 2nd generation
NS5A inhibitor, ACH-3102, which together provide Achillion the opportunity to
potentially optimize treatment outcomes and duration of therapy across all HCV
patients." The Company plans to complete regulatory submissions in Q1 2014,
with first in-human studies anticipated in the first half of 2014, followed by
combination development in the second half of 2014. The Full Research Report
on Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/0fa0_ACHN]

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Cardiovascular Systems Inc. Research Report

On May 30, 2013, Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (Cardiovascular Systems)
announced that the first patient has been enrolled in its post-market study,
LIBERTY 360. The study evaluates the acute and long-term clinical and economic
outcomes of CSI's orbital atherectomy system in treating peripheral arterial
disease (PAD). It is also the first study of its kind to compare orbital
atherectomy to all other PAD treatment options in a difficult-to-treat
population. David L. Martin, CSI President and Chief Executive Officer, said,
"Past studies have proven that treating PAD patients with our orbital
atherectomy system is safe and effective. The LIBERTY 360 study is a massive
undertaking looking at a large number of the most difficult-to-treat patients.
CSI is an industry leader in clinical data support for our physician
customers, and we're dedicated to providing them with the information they
need to make sound treatment decisions for their patients. LIBERTY 360 is the
latest example of our commitment to this and we're excited about the data and
insight it will provide." The Full Research Report on Cardiovascular Systems
Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/1fb2_CSII]

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