Awards, Pricing of Notes, Partnerships, Medical Technology Developments - Analyst Notes on Cigna, CareFusion, BD, LabCorp and DaVita

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LONDON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI), CareFusion Corporation (NYSE: CFN), Becton, Dickinson and Co. (NYSE: BDX), Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (NYSE: LH) and DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

Cigna  Corporation  Analyst  Notes
On May 14, 2014, Cigna Corporation (Cigna) reported that its business unit, Cigna Medical Group (CMG), was awarded the Daniel T. Cloud Outstanding Practice Award by The Arizona Partnership for Immunization (TAPI) at the 18th Annual Big Shots for Arizona Awards Ceremony. According to the Company, the award recognizes medical offices with 90% immunization levels for the children they serve and 90% of children cared for at six Cigna Medical Group (CMG) offices are up-to-date with their immunizations. "We are proud to receive the Daniel T. Cloud Outstanding Practice Award for the eleventh year," said Andrea Houfek, M.D., Senior Medical Director for CMG. "We are dedicated to making sure the children we care for are protected from vaccine preventable diseases. TAPI's work in the community to educate the public about immunizations is so important, and we are excited to be recognized for such a prestigious award." The full analyst notes on Cigna are available to download free of charge at:

CareFusion  Corporation  Analyst  Notes
On May 15, 2014, CareFusion Corporation (CareFusion) announced the pricing of its three series of senior unsecured notes for an aggregate principal amount of $1.0 billion. The Company stated that of these unsecured notes, $300.0 million will mature in 2017 and bear an annual rate interest of 1.450%; $400.0 million will mature in 2024 and bear an annual rate interest of 3.875%; and the remaining $300.0 million will mature in 2044 and bear an annual interest rate of 4.875%. According to the Company, it plans to use a part of the net proceeds to repay its $450.0 million in aggregate outstanding principal amount of 5.125% senior notes due 2014, and use the remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes. The full analyst notes on CareFusion are available to download free of charge at:

Becton,  Dickinson  and  Co.  Analyst  Notes
On May 20, 2014, Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD) announced partnership with Island Health to install the BD Kiestra™ Total Lab Automation (TLA) system - a fully-automated microbiology system designed to streamline the entire microbiology testing process and shorten the time to process results, enabling faster access to diagnostic information. Under the agreement, BD Kiestra™ will be installed at the Island Health's Royal Jubilee Hospital by Q4 2014, which makes Island Health the first Regional Health Authority in Canada to implement the system. "BD is proud to be working with Island Health to increase diagnostic efficiencies while delivering better patient outcomes and care," said Lawrence Mahan, Business Director, BD Diagnostics - Diagnostic Systems, BD in Canada. "By implementing the BD Kiestra TLA system, integrated with other rapid diagnostic technologies, Island Health is at the forefront of enabling the fastest possible identification and appropriate treatment of infectious disease." The full analyst notes on BD are available to download free of charge at:

Laboratory  Corp.  of  America  Holdings  Analyst  Notes
On May 19, 2014, Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (LabCorp) announced the availability of the xTAG® CYP2D6 Kit v3 from Luminex Corporation (Luminex). According to the Company, the xTAG® CYP2D6 Kit v3 is a FDA cleared qualitative genotyping assay that helps clinicians determine strategies for therapeutics metabolized by the CYP2D6 gene product - one of the genes in the cytochrome P450 family of enzymes responsible for metabolizing many drugs. Dr. Mark Brecher, Chief Medical Officer, LabCorp, said, "An individual's CYP2D6 genotype is an important factor to be considered prior to initiating therapy, and Luminex's xTAG CYP2D6 genotype assay will provide clinicians with diagnostic information to help tailor patient specific treatments. Other factors, such as race, ethnicity, diet and potential drug interactions can be determined through observation or reporting, but CYP2D6 genotype can only be assessed through tests like this." The full analyst notes on LabCorp are available to download free of charge at:

DaVita  HealthCare  Partners  Inc.  Analyst  Notes
On May 14, 2014, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (DaVita) reported that its division-DaVita Kidney Care was recognized as the national winner in the "Healthcare Personnel Campaign" category by the National Adult and Influenza Summit (NAIIS) at the 2014 Immunization Excellence Awards. The Company stated that these awards recognize individuals and Companies that have made outstanding development towards improving vaccination rates. According to the Company, in 2013 DaVita was the first dialysis provider to implement a comprehensive teammate vaccination order where all of its teammates who frequently visit dialysis centers were required to wear surgical masks or be vaccinated against influenza. Allen R. Nissenson, MD, DaVita's Chief Medical Officer, said, "DaVita's teammate vaccination initiative was an important step in reducing preventable disease outbreaks, reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and increasing our patients'-and our teammates'-quality of life." The full analyst notes on DaVita are available to download free of charge at:

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