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Product Clearance, Appointments, Upcoming Financial Results, and Clinical Study Results - Analyst Notes on Covidien, Medivation, United Therapeutics, Questcor and CareFusion

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NEW YORK, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Covidien plc (NYSE: COV), Medivation, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN), United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR), Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) and CareFusion Corporation (NYSE: CFN). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.analystsreview.com/1611-100free.

Covidien plc Analyst Notes
On April 14, 2014, Covidien plc (Covidien) announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Clearance for the Kangaroo™ feeding tube with Integrated Real-time Imaging System (IRIS) Technology, the first-of-its-kind camera-equipped disposable feeding tube designed to enhance patient safety. The Company stated that the Covidien IRIS streams a real-time video back to the monitor, providing visual information that aids clinicians in identifying key areas of a patient's anatomy and also enables medical professionals in saving images from the live stream and making notes associated with the image. Jim Clemmer, President, Medical Supplies, Covidien, said, "Covidien is an industry leader in nutritional delivery and enteral feeding devices and products such as the Kangaroo feeding tube with IRIS technology are designed to help improve patient outcomes and set new expectations for medical device product safety and innovation around the world." The full analyst notes on Covidien are available to download free of charge at:


Medivation, Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 17, 2014, Medivation, Inc. (Medivation) announced the appointment of Patrick Machado to the Company's Board of Directors, who recently retired as the Chief Financial and Business Officer. Commenting on the appointment, Kim D. Blickenstaff, Chairman, Medivation, said, "For the past nine years of having the honor of serving on the board of directors of Medivation, including seven as chairman, I've had the opportunity to observe the keen insight and vision that Pat Machado has brought to Medivation. I look forward to working with Pat in his new role, as he continues to help guide Medivation's efforts to develop novel therapies for serious diseases." The full analyst notes on Medivation are available to download free of charge at:


United Therapeutics Corporation Analyst Notes
On April 22, 2014, United Therapeutics Corporation (United Therapeutics) announced that it will release its Q1 2014 financial results on April 29, 2014, before the market opens. The Company added that it will hold a half-hour teleconference on April 29, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. ET. United Therapeutics stated that the teleconference will be webcast and can be accessed via its website. The full analyst notes on United Therapeutics are available to download free of charge at:


Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Analyst Notes
On April 21, 2014, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Questcor) announced results from an investigator-initiated clinical study that examined the dosing and effectiveness of H.P. Acthar® Gel in 20 patients with nephrotic syndrome due to idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN). According to the Company, the results demonstrated that Acthar Gel is proven to be a potentially useful therapy for inducing remission of proteinuria in patients suffering from nephrotic syndrome secondary to iMN. Questcor added that the study also showed that the clearance of anti-PLA2R antibodies, an immunological marker of iMN disease activity, preceded or paralleled improvements in proteinuria as a result of Acthar treatment in patients with detectable antibody levels. The Company further stated that Acthar Gel was well tolerated by patients during the course of the study, with the most common side effects being mood changes, weight gain, and transient insomnia. The full analyst notes on Questcor are available to download free of charge at:


CareFusion Corporation Analyst Notes
On April 7, 2014, CareFusion Corporation (CareFusion) announced that it plans to release its Q3 FY 2014 financial results on May 5, 2014, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company added that it will also host a conference call on the same day at 2:00 p.m. PDT (5:00 p.m. EDT). CareFusion stated that the call will be made accessible through the Investors Page of the Company website. The full analyst notes on CareFusion are available to download free of charge at:


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