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National Surgical Hospitals explores sale - sources

National Surgical Hospitals Inc, an operator of U.S. surgical centers that focus on orthopedic and spine operations, is exploring a sale that could potentially value it at close to $1 billion, including debt, according to people familiar with the matter.

Abbott seeks to abort planned acquisition of Alere

Abbott Laboratories said on Wednesday that it had moved to terminate its proposed acquisition of Alere Inc , citing a "substantial loss" in the value of the diagnostics company since they struck a deal 10 months back.

EpiPen maker Mylan to restructure, cut workforce

Generic drugmaker Mylan NV , which has been under fire for price hikes on the life-saving EpiPen allergy treatment, said on Wednesday that it expected to cut less than 10 percent of its workforce in a restructuring to integrate acquisitions.

Trump's corporate tax holiday could spur pharma M&A

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's plan to incentivize U.S. companies to repatriate their swelling overseas cash piles could spur a new wave of dealmaking in a pharmaceutical industry seeking to buy its way into growth.

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Trump gets one presidential intelligence briefing a week: sources

WASHINGTON President-elect Donald Trump is receiving an average of one presidential intelligence briefing a week, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter, far fewer than most of his recent predecessors.