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Drive Medical Buys Medquip

Drive Medical has acquired healthcare product manufacturer Medquip Inc, according to a July 2nd company announcement. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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White House Weakens FDA-Proposed E-Cigarette Regulations

A White House department reportedly edited language in the FDA’s proposed rules for tobacco products that may weaken and limit the agency’s ability to regulate e-cigarettes and cigars, according to published documents cited by a Reuters news article.

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CHEST Releases Updated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Guidelines

The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) has published new guidelines for the management of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). including 79 recommendations and expert consensus statements to aid clinicians in the management of PAH using the latest drug therapies for adults with the condition.

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Nicotine in E-Cigs and Other Cessation Devices Labeled Carcinogenic

Nicotine excessively mutates a cell’s DNA, according to researchers at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute who have labeled the chemical a “formidable carcinogen” and say that nicotine-infused smoking cessation products, like e-cigarettes, may not be the safest way to help smokers quit.

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The Future of Sleep Medicine: Survey

Take our Sleep Center Survey and help us report on industry trends such as salary, reimbursement, home testing, and how these and other developments are projected to impact your sleep lab and patient base.

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Medtronic Buys Covidien for $42.9B

Medtronic Inc has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Covidien plc in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at $93.22 per Covidien share, or a total of approximately $42.9 billion, according to a joint press release.