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Spectranetics to be acquired by Royal Philips

June 28, 2017

Spectranetics, which makes balloons and catheters for peripheral and coronary intervention, announced that it has reached a definitive merger agreement with Royal Philips.

According to a press release issued by Spectranetics, Philips will be making a cash purchase of all issued and outstanding shares of Spectranetics for $38.50 per share upon the completion of the merger, which is 27% higher than Spectranetics’ closing price on June 27, 2017.

In the Journals

Cost-awareness intervention reduces PCI procedure cost

June 28, 2017
According to results published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, announcing endovascular equipment, implant and medication costs in the…

‘Lives of our patients are at stake’ as concerns about Senate health care bill mount

June 27, 2017
The cost savings that would be realized under the Senate’s proposed health care bill would have a dramatic negative effect on the quality of health care offered in…
In the Journals

Mortality risk likely to be higher among uninsured patients

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With the Congressional Budget Office report indicating that 22 million Americans will lose insurance coverage by 2026 under
FDA News

FDA releases plan to expedite, promote generic drug development

June 27, 2017
As part of its effort to increase competition in the prescription drug market, the FDA released a list of drugs that are off-patent and off-exclusivity without approved…
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The Take Home

The Take Home: ACC

Cardiology Today's Intervention, May/June 2017
The American College of Cardiology Scientific Session contained numerous presentations with the potential to change the…
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VIDEO: Patient selection, sizing, techniques important for bioresorbable vascular scaffold implantation

March 28, 2017
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‘Lives of our patients are at stake’ as concerns about Senate health care bill mount

June 27, 2017
The cost savings that would be realized under the Senate’s proposed health care bill would have a dramatic…
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