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Deals wrap: Merging healthcare

February 8, 2011

File photo of a flu vaccine dripping out of a syringe, November 22, 2005. HEALTH REUTERS/Dylan Martinez Kindred Healthcare agreed to buy RehabCare Group for about $900 million in a cash-and-stock deal to create one of the largest post-acute healthcare services company in the United States.

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