UPDATE: Leidos (LDOS) Wins Pentagon Healthcare Records Contract (CERN) (ACN) Jul 29, 2015 05:39PM (Updated - July 29, 2015 5:39 PM EDT)

(Updated - July 29, 2015 3:59 PM EDT)

A multi-billion Pentagon contract to upgrade electronic health records was awarded to Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), according to Nextgov.com (link).

Leidos will partner with vendor Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) and Accenture Federal, a unit of Accenture (NYSE: ACN), according to the report.

UPDATE - The following is from the U.S. Department of Defense contracts website, with the latest update dated for July 29,... (continue reading...)

Isis Pharma (ISIS) Announces Publication of Volanesorsen Phase 2 Data in NEJM Jul 29, 2015 05:07PM

Isis Pharma (NASDAQ: ISIS) and Akcea Therapeutics, its wholly owned subsidiary, announced that The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has published positive clinical results from a Phase 2 clinical study evaluating volanesorsen (formerly ISIS-APOCIIIRx) in patients with very high to severely high triglycerides. This publication follows the December 2014 publication in the NEJM of the positive Phase 2 results from a clinical study of volanesorsen in patients with... (continue reading...)

Cerner (CERN), Leidos (LDOS) Accenture (ACN) Awarded DOD E-Health Records Contract - Bloomberg Jul 29, 2015 05:03PM

Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN), Leidos (NYSE: LDOS) Accenture (NYSE: ACN) Awarded DOD E-Health Records Contract - Bloomberg

Unilife Corp. (UNIS) Announced Introduction of Imperium, World's First Instant Patch Pump for Insulin Jul 29, 2015 04:50PM

Unilife Corp. (NASDAQ: UNIS) today announced the introduction of the Imperiumâ„¢ platform of instant patch pumps for insulin.

Imperium is a prefilled, disposable, multi-day wearable insulin pump that does not require filling or assembly by the patient. Because it is prefilled and pre-assembled like an insulin pen, only three intuitive steps are required to commence continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, with on-demand bolus delivery available to the user via the... (continue reading...)

Depomed (DEPO) Board Rejects Horizon Pharma's (HZNP) Revised Takeover Proposal Jul 29, 2015 04:05PM

Depomed (NASDAQ: DEPO) announced that its Board of Directors, after careful consideration and with the assistance of its independent financial and legal advisors, has unanimously rejected the purported revised, highly conditional, unsolicited and non-binding proposal from Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ: HZNP) ("Horizon") to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Depomed in an all-stock transaction (the "July 21 Proposal").

The Depomed Board concluded that the July 21... (continue reading...)

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