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Nov 17, 2014, 10:00 ET
Better nutrition can improve the quality of life

People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Who Received Nutrition Treatment in the Hospital Had Better Health Outcomes

People aged 65 and older, who were being treated for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the hospital and received nutrition treatment...

Nov 04, 2014, 09:00 ET

Abbott to Present at Credit Suisse 2014 Healthcare Conference

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) will participate in the Credit Suisse 2014 Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. Thomas C. Freyman, executive vice...

Oct 29, 2014, 09:30 ET

Abbott Expands Its Medical Device Business with Acquisition in Catheter-Based Electrophysiology Market

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase Topera, Inc., a private, venture-backed medical device company...

Oct 22, 2014, 07:31 ET

Abbott Reports Third-Quarter 2014 Results

 Abbott today announced financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2014. - Diluted EPS, excluding specified items, was...

Oct 20, 2014, 11:00 ET

New Large-Scale Study Will Look at How Nutrition Can Help Keep Patients from Returning to the Hospital

 At a time when hospitals are under increasing pressure to improve patient outcomes, Advocate Health Care -- one of the nation's leading health...

Oct 16, 2014, 16:30 ET

Abbott Acknowledged by Science Magazine as a Top Employer

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today was named one of the Top 20 Employers by the journal Science. The global healthcare company ranked No. 12 overall,...

Oct 10, 2014, 10:36 ET

Abbott Celebrates the Power of Health and Achievement as First-Ever Title Sponsor of World Marathon Majors

Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and the World Marathon Majors announced a new partnership with Abbott becoming the race series' first-ever title sponsor....

Oct 01, 2014, 10:00 ET

Abbott Goes Extra Mile in Commitment to Helping People Live Healthy Lives as an Official Sponsor of 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

 Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced a new partnership with the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, underscoring the company's...

Oct 01, 2014, 08:30 ET

Abbott Hosts Conference Call for Third-Quarter Earnings

 Abbott (NYSE: ABT) will announce its third-quarter 2014 financial results on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, before the market opens. ...

Sep 26, 2014, 09:07 ET

Abbott culmina la adquisición de CFR Pharmaceuticals y anuncia los resultados de la OPA de las acciones de CFR

 Abbott ha adquirido el control de CFR Pharmaceuticals, duplicando con creces su presencia en el mercado de farmacéuticos genéricos...

Sep 26, 2014, 09:00 ET

Abbott Completes Acquisition of CFR Pharmaceuticals; Announces Results of Tender Offer for CFR Shares

 Abbott (NYSE: ABT) has acquired control of CFR Pharmaceuticals, more than doubling its Latin American branded generics pharmaceutical presence...

Sep 24, 2014, 09:00 ET

Expiration of the U.S. Tender Offer for CFR Pharmaceuticals S.A.

Abbott today announced the expiration of the tender offer for the purchase from U.S. holders of the ordinary shares of CFR Pharmaceuticals S.A., a...

Sep 16, 2014, 09:11 ET

Abbott Included In Top 10 Best Companies by Working Mother Magazine

Abbott's (NYSE: ABT) long-held commitment to supporting working mothers and their families was acknowledged today by Working Mother magazine. ...

Sep 15, 2014, 09:30 ET

Abbott Initiates ABSORB IV Trial to Evaluate Quality of Life and Cost Savings of Dissolving Heart Device

Abbott announced today the start of the ABSORB IV clinical trial, which will test whether its Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) is...

Sep 14, 2014, 11:00 ET

ABSORB II Study Shows Abbott's Dissolving Heart Device Comparable to the World's Leading Heart Stent

 Abbott announced today positive one-year clinical results from ABSORB II, the world's first prospective, randomized, controlled trial...

Sep 11, 2014, 13:39 ET

Abbott Announces New $3 Billion Share Repurchase Program, Declares Dividend

 Abbott's (NYSE: ABT) board of directors has approved a new share repurchase program and declared a quarterly common dividend. Abbott's...

Sep 11, 2014, 10:45 ET

Abbott Once Again Named the Industry Leader for Responsible and Sustainable Business on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI)

For the second consecutive year, Abbott (NYSE: ABT) was named the leading company in its industry by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index...

Sep 08, 2014, 09:24 ET

New Abbott Technology May Uncover the Root of Critical Infections and Cut Health Care Costs

 A new study suggests a pioneering testing technology could reduce hospital stays by up to eight days and lower annual health care costs for...

Sep 03, 2014, 09:30 ET

Abbott Receives CE Mark for FreeStyle® Libre, a Revolutionary Glucose Monitoring System for People with Diabetes

 Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced that it has received CE Mark (Conformite Europeenne) for its FreeStyle® Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring...

Aug 25, 2014, 09:00 ET

Abbott Commences Tender Offer for All Outstanding Ordinary Shares and American Depositary Shares of CFR Pharmaceuticals S.A.

 Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Abbott Laboratories (Chile) Holdco (Dos) SpA, a Chilean corporation...