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Hologic Inc. applauds Cigna's decision to cover breast tomosynthesis for routine breast cancer screening. 1 Effective immediately, this new policy provides Cigna subscribers insurance coverage for Hologic's Genius™ 3 D MAMMOGRAPHY™ exam, the only mammogram clinically proven to detect cancer 15 months earlier than traditional 2 D screenings. 2. Cigna is the first national insurer to provide coverage of 3 D™ mammograms for annual..."/>
Hologic Applauds Cigna as First National Insurer to Cover Breast Tomosynthesis for Routine Breast Cancer Screening
Clal Biotechnology Industries Ltd.. The US pharmaceutical giant has decided to acquire Medivation, a Nasdaq-listed company, for $14 billion in cash. The Medivation share price leaped 21% in yesterday's trading as a result."/>
Pfizer's acquisition of Medivation lifts Clal Biotech [Globes, Tel Aviv, Israel]
Oxford Immunotec Global PLC, a global, high-growth diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary tests for the management of immune-regulated conditions, today announced that Rick Altieri, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Baird 2016 Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at 2:35 p.m. ET at the New York Palace in New York, NY.. Oxford Immunotec Global PLC is..."/>
Oxford Immunotec to Present at the Baird 2016 Global Healthcare Conference
Mallinckrodt has entered into an agreement to sell its nuclear imaging business to IBA Molecular for $690 million, the company said Wednesday. The Hazelwood-based drug manufacturer said it is moving away from nuclear imaging to continue its focus on high-growth specialty pharmaceuticals. The deal affects 800 employees and two manufacturing facilities including one in Maryland Heights."/>
Mallinckrodt to sell nuclear imaging business [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc., the nation's largest independent specialty pharmacy, has announced that Phil Hagerman, chairman and CEO, and Sean Whelan, CFO, will present at four upcoming investor conferences. Robert W. Baird 2016 Healthcare Conference in New York on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at 10:50 a.m. ET Wells Fargo 2016 Healthcare Conference in Boston on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. ET Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference in New..."/>
Diplomat to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences
Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation, at the request of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada on behalf of the Toronto Stock Exchange, announces that it is not aware of any reason for the increase in the Company's share price in today's trading session. The Company is not aware of any material undisclosed corporate developments and has no material change to report at this time. Acerus Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a Canadian pharmaceutical..."/>
Acerus Comments on Trading Activity
Teladoc, Inc., the first and largest telehealth platform in the United States, today announced that Jason Gorevic, chief executive officer, and Mark Hirschhorn, executive vice president and chief financial officer will participate in two upcoming investor conferences. Hirschhorn are scheduled to present at the Wells Fargo 2016 Healthcare Conference in Boston on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 2:55 p.m. EDT. Hirschhorn are also scheduled to present at the..."/>
Teladoc to participate in upcoming investor conferences
Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation is pleased to announce successful new study results from the long-term blinded placebo crossover group from the U.S. Phase 3 trials for fexapotide, the Company's lead compound in late stage development for enlarged prostate and for localized prostate cancer. The aim of the study was to determine the clinical benefit fexapotide can provide to men who initially were double blind randomized to and received..."/>
Nymox Reports Successful New Long-Term Fexapotide Placebo Crossover Study Results: Major Reduction in Incidence of Surgery
Cigna and the Cigna Foundation are taking steps to help individuals and communities improve advanced care for the critically ill, and to offer stronger support to family caregivers in Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va. The Cigna Foundation is providing a two-year $320,000 World of Difference..."/>
Cigna Foundation and Cigna Help Improve Advanced Care for Communities, Customers
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Alphatec Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Alphatec Spine, Inc., a global provider of spinal fusion technologies, today announced the effectiveness of a one-for-twelve reverse stock split of its common stock. The reverse stock split will take effect at 5:00 pm Eastern Time on August 24, 2016 and the Company’ s common stock will open for trading on The NASDAQ Global Select Market on August 25, 2016 on a post-split basis.. The reverse stock split is..."/>
Alphatec Holdings Announces One-for-Twelve Reverse Stock Split
Mallinckrodt has entered into an agreement to sell its nuclear imaging business to IBA Molecular for $690 million, the company said Wednesday. The Hazelwood-based drug manufacturer said it is moving away from nuclear imaging to continue its focus on high-growth specialty pharmaceuticals. The deal affects 800 employees and two manufacturing facilities including one in Maryland Heights."/>
BRIEF: Mallinckrodt to sell nuclear imaging business [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
Halyard Health, Inc. and Kimberly-Clark Corporation on behalf of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Kimberly-Clark securities on or after February 25, 2013 and subsequently received Halyard shares pursuant to Kimberly-Clark's spin-off of Halyard, effective as of October 31, 2014; and/or purchased..."/>
GPM Reminds Investors of the August 29th Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Halyard Health, Inc. and Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. announced today that it has been ranked 10th on Forbes magazine's 2016 list of the "World's Most Innovative Companies." This is the third consecutive year that BioMarin has received the recognition, acknowledging the company’ s ongoing commitment to rapidly developing and delivering first-in-class or best-in-class therapies for those with severe or life-threatening rare diseases. Last year, the company was also..."/>
Forbes Ranks BioMarin 10th Most Innovative Company in the World
Clovis Oncology stated on Tuesday that its New Drug Application has been accepted by the US Food and Drug Administration for the accelerated approval of rucaparib for the treatment of advanced mutant BRCA ovarian cancer. Following the filing, the US FDA has granted priority review status to the company's application with a Prescription Drug User Fee Act date of 23 February 2017.. Rucaparib was granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation by the US..."/>
Clovis Oncology's NDA for rucaparib accepted by US FDA for accelerated approval for advanced mutant BRCA ovarian cancer
Cotiviti Holdings reported on Tuesday the addition of Ruben J. King-Shaw, Jr., to its board of directors as an independent director. Currently, King-Shaw serves as managing partner and chief investment officer at health care equity firm Mansa Capital LLC, positions he has held since 2011. He is a member of the boards of directors of ODH, NetHealth, Steward Healthcare System, as well as several of Mansa Capital's portfolio companies."/>
Cotiviti names Ruben King-Shaw to board

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