Alcon to merge with Novartis in its Annual General Conference of Shareholders Alcon.

Shareholders also voted to grant a discharge to the former and current users of the plank of directors, authorized the 2010 business survey and accepted KPMG as auditor.. Alcon to merge with Novartis in its Annual General Conference of Shareholders Alcon, Inc. announced that its shareholders authorized the merger of Alcon into Novartis AG at its Annual General Interacting with of Shareholders. Under the conditions of the merger, Alcon shareholders shall receive 2.9228 Novartis shares or American Depositary Shares plus a cash payment of $8.20 for each Alcon share... Adaptable gastric band surgery, weight reduction program offer similar benefits in diabetes patients Weight loss is under no circumstances easy, but it's very important to overweight people with type 2 diabetes wanting to control their blood sugar levels and optimize their health. A small scientific trial among such sufferers led by Joslin Diabetes Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital researchers now has shown that two approaches–adjustable gastric band medical procedures and a rigorous group-based medical diabetes and weight reduction program–achieved similar improvements in controlling blood sugar levels after twelve months.