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Cardinal Health intends to sell some CareFusion stock — MedCity Evening Read, Dec. 30, 2009

Cardinal Health is thinking about selling some CareFusion stock, sending the California spinoff’s stock down on Wednesday.

News and notes from the day in MedCity, Ohio:

Shares of CareFusion Corp. fell the most in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index on Wednesday, sliding 2.5 percent to 25.24, according to Bloomberg News. The provider of health-care products and services said parent company, Dublin’s Cardinal Health Inc., may sell as many as 35.9 million shares in the unit.

Health care providers such as nurses, diabetic educators, registered dietitians and wound specialists can speak remotely to patients of Miami Valley Hospital via a robot, according to the Dayton Daily News.

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Elyria’s health insurance fund is dangerously low on cash, and city officials hope an increase in the amount employees pay will boost the fund back to a comfortable level, reports the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

At least nine life-saving defibrillators have been stolen from two Columbus hospitals since November, and police and hospital officials aren’t sure why a thief would want them, the Columbus Dispatch says.