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UPDATE: NuVasive CEO's ouster makes acquisition more likely

April 1, 2015 by Brad Perriello

NuVasive says it ousted 16-year CEO Alex Lukianov over violations of its expense and personnel policies, leading analysts to speculate that an acquisition is now more likely for the spinal implant maker.

NuVasive ousts CEO Lukianov over expense, personnel violations

UPDATED April 1, 2015, with analysts' comments, share performance.

In swan song, FDA chief Hamburg defends approval process

March 30, 2015 by MassDevice

Departing FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg defends the agency's approvals process in her final speech on the job.

In swan song, FDA chief Hamburg defends approval process

(Reuters) — In her final speech after 6 years as commissioner of the FDA, Dr. Margaret Hamburg defended the agency's approval standards against critics seeking weaker regulatory standards.

MRI Interventions to shutter Memphis plant

March 20, 2015 by Brad Perriello

MRI Interventions says it plans to shutter its Memphis operation, laying off all workers there, as it consolidates in California; appoints ex-Pro-Dex honcho Harold Hurwitz as its new CFO.

MRI Interventions to shutter Memphis plant

MRI Interventions (OTC:MRIC) said it plans to shutter its plant in Memphis in May and lay off all the workers there as the consolidates in Irvine, Calif.

Pyott out after Actavis closes $70B Allergan buyout

March 18, 2015 by Mark Hollmer

Former Allergan CEO David Pyott will not get a seat on the board at Actavis after all, now that their $70 billion merger is done.

Pyott out after Actavis closes $70B Allergan buyout

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Delcath axes inside counsel, pares losses

March 13, 2015 by Mark Hollmer

Delcath Systems has axed its general counsel as part of ongoing restructuring and to focus more resources on clinical development. The company's 2014 results show improved net losses, largely due to cost-cutting.

Delcath axes inside counsel, pares losses

Delcath (NSDQ:DCTH) said it axed its general counsel as part of ongoing restructuring, aiming to focus more financial resources on clinical development programs.

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Seven fatal interviewing mistakes

February 13, 2015 by MassDevice

If you are a candidate, you know that winning an in-person interview is difficult. Each interview is a precious opportunity.

Seven fatal interviewing mistakes

By Mike Travis

Sadly, many candidates make simple missteps that quickly terminate their candidacies. Here are the most common mistakes I've seen in 20 years of executive recruiting:

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