China tightens medical device regulation; Covidien faces $180M in legal charges;

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> China revised laws regarding the illegal manufacturing and selling of medical devices in order to protect the rapidly growing industry. Violators can now be fined up to 20 times the value of the illegal device. More

> Dublin-based medical device maker Covidien ($COV) said it will take $180 million in legal charges for the third quarter due to pelvic mesh product litigation. Story

> Novartis ($NVS), owner of eye-care specialists Alcon Laboratories, announced plans to build $35 million global data center on Alcon's Fort Worth campus. The 10,000-square-foot project will be completed in fall 2015 and serve all Novartis Operations in North and South America. Article

Biotech News

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Pharma News

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