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Boston Scientific shares jump on strong 2Q results

Shares of Boston Scientific Corp. jumped Thursday after the medical device maker reported better-than-expected earnings from sales of its stents and other cardiovascular devices. Full story

Abbott will pay $560M to acquire 2 med tech firms

Abbott Laboratories announced Monday it would pay a combined $560 million to acquire two privately-held companies focused on coronary implants and laser-assisted eye surgery. Full story

Sales reps' presence tied to heart stent use: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Having sales representatives from medical device companies at hospitals may influence which products doctors use and ultimately drive up costs, according to a new study from Canada. Full story

Heart bypass surgery or stents? Depends on patient

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The average person with multiple diseased arteries in the heart does slightly better following coronary artery bypass surgery than after having stents inserted, a new study suggests, but the optimal procedure varies by patient. Full story

Court reverses $482 million stent case against Cordis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cordis Corp, a Johnson and Johnson <JNJ.N> subsidiary, did not infringe on a patent owned by a radiologist in making its Cypher stents, an appeals court said on Thursday, reversing a ruling by a lower court that ordered Cordis to pay $482 million. Full story

New hope for glaucoma patients

   Revolutionary stents relieve pressure on the eye. KARE's Renee Tessman reports.

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