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Mergers thrive in health industry

Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2009

Mergers-and-acquisitions activity among U.S. healthcare companies is on pace for one of its strongest years, the Wall Street Journal reports. In addition, while overall deal activity in the U.S. has tumbled, the value of healthcare deals this year is up from 2007 and 2008. Two factors are driving the deals: continued easy access to financing and efforts by healthcare companies to find new revenue, the Journal reports.