St. Jude Medical Inc.’s Durata lead, the wire used to connect life-saving defibrillators to the heart, proved safe and reliable in an independent review that should ease concerns about its use, researchers said.
The Canadian Auto Workers is concentrating on negotiations with Ford Motor Co. as the union looks to reach a deal that will set the outlines for agreements with General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC and avoid its first strike against a U.S.-based automaker in 16 years.
Stephen Harper’s government will examine a broad pool of candidates to replace Mark Carney as Bank of Canada Governor, and won’t let a tight timeframe deter it from looking beyond internal candidates such as Senior Deputy Governor Tiff Macklem, according to a person with knowledge of the process.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi- Aventis SA ’s hypertension drug Avapro failed to prevent complications such as heart attacks or lower death rates when given to people with erratic heart rhythms in a trial.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Pfizer Inc. ended a trial of an experimental blood thinner after a panel found “clear evidence” the drug, apixaban, helped reduce stroke risk in patients with irregular heart beats.
The bacteria responsible for the Black Death that killed a third of Europe’s population from 1347 to 1351 has changed little since then as health and hygiene advances held it in check, scientists said.
Nokia Oyj , the world’s biggest mobile-phone maker, may post its smallest third-quarter profit since 2001, underscoring Chief Executive Officer Stephen Elop ’s challenge to claw back share from Apple Inc. and Google Inc.