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Insulin pump decision could have chilling effect

By Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – UnitedHealthcare’s recent decision to only cover insulin pumps provided by Medtronic is bad news all around, say industry stakeholders.

Medtronic, Covidien deal approved


MINNEAPOLIS – Medtronic shareholders on Tuesday approved a $43 billion dollar acquisition of Covidien.

The deal still requires approval from the High Court of Ireland, according to local newspapers.

Medtronic buys Covidien


MINNEAPOLIS and DUBLIN – Medtronic has agreed to buy Covidien in a cash-and-stock transaction valued at about $42.9 billion, the companies announced June 15.