News of Note—Smith & Nephew says it will take a $5M hit from hurricanes and more


> Smith & Nephew said the hurricanes that laid waste in Texas and Puerto Rico this year will result in a $5 million hit to the company’s fortunes. MassDevice story

> FitBit CEO James Park touted the billions of hours of sleep, heart rate and exercise data its devices have collected, saying it has the potential to detect more serious health conditions in addition to providing users with health and fitness coaching. MobiHealthNews story

> Actor Chuck Norris and his wife, Gena Norris, are suing 11 drugmakers, including McKesson and Bracco, over gadolinium contrast dye used during MRI procedures that resulted in multiple hospitalizations for Gena. Release