News Briefs: Biomet IPO; Hep C Screening Coverage; Valve Guidelines
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Biomet’s parent company filed an initial public offering registration statement for the firm March 7. CMS proposes national coverage for hepatitis C screening. ACC and AHA release new heart valve guidelines. More news.
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