Sonic Healthcare’s Latest Lab Buying Spree Nets Two U.S. Labs for $20 Million

Sonic purchased Piedmont Medical Laboratory of Winchester, Virginia, and Axiom Laboratories, of Tampa, Florida Yesterday, Sonic Healthcare, Ltd., of Sydney, Australia, officially recognized the acquisition of two clinical laboratories in the United States: Piedmont Medical Laboratory of Winchester, Virginia, and Axiom Laboratories, of Tampa. The Axiom transaction was closed earlier this summer. For both labs, Sonic will pay $20 million in cash and could pay $2.5 million more in...

SWINE FLU UPDATE FOR CLINICAL LABORATORIES: Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Officials in Mexico were criticized as being slow to respond to the spread of A/H1N1 swine flu on Tuesday, April 28. Mexico was reported to have failed to deliver medicine to the families of the dead, two weeks after the first confirmed death from the flu, the Associated Press reported. Also, the government had not determined where the outbreak began or how it spread, the AP said. In Mexico, 159 people may have died of swine flu, but only seven of these deaths have been verified as A/H1N1 by...

INFLUENZA UDPATE: Swine Flu Now “A Public Health Emergency of International Concern”

More confirmed influenza cases in the United States This Dark Daily follows up the special ALERT distributed last Friday afternoon about the emergence of a new strain of influenza in Mexico. The following day, Saturday, the World Health Organization  issued a statement declaring that the new strain of flu virus is “a public health emergency of international concern.” Medical laboratories should be informed about these events. In the United States, on Sunday the Department of Health...
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