Proposed M&A's, Conference Schedules, Health Awareness Programs, Prestigious Recognitions and FDA Designations - Research Report

 Proposed M&A's, Conference Schedules, Health Awareness Programs, Prestigious
  Recognitions and FDA Designations - Research Report on Health Management,
                   Acadia, Health Net, NuVasive and Portola

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NEW YORK, November 29, 2013

NEW YORK, November 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Health
Management Associates Inc. (NYSE: HMA), ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:
ACAD), Health Net, Inc. (NYSE: HNT), NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) and Portola
Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA). 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 November 22, 2013, Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA) and Community
Health Systems, Inc. (CHS) announced that the Registration Statement on Form
S-4 in relation with its proposed merger has been declared effective by the
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). "We are pleased that the SEC has
completed its review, and we can continue to move towards the successful
completion of our acquisition of HMA," said Wayne T. Smith, Chairman,
President and CEO of CHS. Under the terms of the transaction, CHS will acquire
each issued and outstanding share of the common stock of HMA for $10.50 in
cash, c.0.07 of a share of CHS common stock, and a Contingent Value Right,
which could yield additional cash consideration of up to $1.00 per share,
depending on the outcome of certain litigation matters. The companies expect
the transaction to be completed during Q1 2014. 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://analystscorner.com/microwriter/link.php?s=DDD

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/9ce8_HMA

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ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Research Report

On November 26, 2013, Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Acadia Pharmaceuticals)
announced that it will present at the following investor conferences: the
Piper Jaffray 25th Annual Healthcare Conference on December 3, 2013, Tuesday
at 10:00 a.m. ET; and at the Oppenheimer 24th Annual Healthcare Conference on
December 10, 2013, Tuesday at 8:35 a.m. ET. The Company informed that the live
webcasts of these presentations will be accessible on its website under the
investors section, and an archived recording will be available on the website
for two weeks following the applicable presentation. The Full Research Report
on ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://analystscorner.com/microwriter/link.php?s=

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/3eb7_ACAD

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Health Net, Inc. Research Report

On November 20, 2013, Health Net, Inc. (Health Net) announced that it is
working on raising awareness on the prevalence of diabetes among Americans
aged 65 and older, in recognition of American Diabetes Month (which began on
November 1, 2013). Health Net stated that its Community Solutions Centers,
which provide free health care services and health and wellness resources to
all community members and their families all year long, will hold free
educational sessions open to the public, which will focus on diabetes
prevention and management. "This is a particularly vulnerable group because
diabetes can lead to chronic conditions - such as heart disease and kidney
disease - that can be fatal," says Patricia Buss, M.D., Medical and Health
Care Services Operations Officer for Health Net. According to Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the other complications of diabetes can
include stroke, hypertension, blindness, nervous system disease and
amputations. The Full Research Report on Health Net, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:

http://analystscorner.com/microwriter/link.php?s=

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/6995_HNT

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NuVasive, Inc. Research Report

On November 26, 2013, NuVasive, Inc. (NuVasive) announced that it been named
as one of the fastest growing companies on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500
list, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media,
telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North
America. "I am very proud that NuVasive has been recognized by Deloitte as one
of the fastest growing technology companies in North America," said Chairman
and CEO Alex Lukianov. "The achievement is a direct result of our culture of
outstanding A-player standards, game-changing products and procedures, and
most importantly, a company-wide mission to deliver better outcomes to spine
patients around the globe." Lukianov credits the Company's market share taking
strategy, driven by Speed of Innovation® and Absolute Responsiveness® with
NuVasive's industry leading growth. The Full Research Report on NuVasive, Inc.
- including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:

http://analystscorner.com/microwriter/link.php?s=

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/c66c_NUVA

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Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Research Report

On November 25, 2013, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Portola) announced that
it has been granted breakthrough therapy designation for andexanet alfa, its
investigational Factor Xa inhibitor antidote, by the US FDA. "The FDA's
decision to designate andexanet alfa as a breakthrough therapy reaffirms the
urgent need for an antidote to Factor Xa inhibitors, and we believe it
demonstrates that andexanet alfa's properties and data distinguish it from
currently used agents or others in development," said William Lis, Portola's
CEO. "Pro-coagulant agents being used in the absence of an antidote are
unproven, have limited biological rationale for their effectiveness to reverse
Factor Xa inhibitors, and have been shown to cause serious blood clots.
Therefore, andexanet alfa marks an important advance in the field, and our
goal is to bring it to market as quickly as possible." The Full Research
Report on Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at:

http://analystscorner.com/microwriter/link.php?s=

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/102f_PTLA

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