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Valeant to buy Bausch + Lomb

...and solutions, lenses implanted in the eye to treat near-sightedness and cataracts, ophthalmology drugs and surgical equipment.New Brunswick, N.J.-based Johnson & Johnson's Vistakon eye care division had 2012 revenue of about $3...
Georgia State University forecast: State economy to stall, Augusta to shrink

...exports went there, ranging from Gulfstream's airplanes to Kia Motors' cars, paper, industrial machinery and surgical equipment.But European activity is slowing."The drop in demand from Europe and U.S. political uncertainty are muting...
Elective surgeries resume at Augusta VA hospital

...normal volume will likely resume after Jan. 1, Stapleton said.While it is reprocessing, the VA is also upgrading surgical equipment and will soon add an automated system using bar codes to help track instruments."It just will improve our ability...
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Augusta VA director is temporarily reassigned

...weren't being followed in the sterilization of surgical equipment, although officials said it did not result in patients...automated equipment tracking system and upgrading its surgical equipment as well. Officials insist the two problems were...
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Fear of disease cancels surgery

...Clinics canceled all surgeries Monday night and Tuesday out of concern over a potential cross-contamination of surgical equipment after a brain biopsy. But the operating rooms were scheduled to reopen by this morning after all the instruments...
Emory warns of possible exposure to brain disease

...disease, which can take more than seven years to show symptoms. Emory officials said they routinely sterilize all surgical equipment and have implemented a more thorough sterilization procedure since Sept. 15.
Family of 10 diseases mystifies scientists

...80 years. Most cases are sporadic, their cause unknown; some are inherited; some are spread through infected surgical equipment, tissue transplants or hormones. -Variant CJD, the different version linked to tainted beef. -Other human...
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High rates have homeowners paying off home equity loans

...something different, just get rid of the chance of it rising more," said John Ammatelli, a sales consultant for a surgical equipment company. He recently paid down a home equity line on his Kansas City, Mo., home. Mortgage bankers such as James...
Some question quality of care from cruise MDs

...out that most ships only have one or two physicians with up to four nurses and that most infirmaries don't have surgical equipment. "The facilities are as good as they can be for a ship but it's not an emergency department," said Dr. Marshall...
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