NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of some top health care equipment companies are down at 10 a.m.:

Becton Dickinson fell $.52 or .7 percent, to $73.05.

Covidien fell $.54 or 1.2 percent, to $44.35.

Millipore fell $.45 or .7 percent, to $67.32.

Patterson fell $.20 or .8 percent, to $26.12.

PerkinElmer fell $.50 or 2.5 percent, to $19.29.

Thermo Fisher fell $.35 or .8 percent, to $46.13.

Varian Medical fell $.94 or 2.0 percent, to $45.46.

Waters fell $1.00 or 1.7 percent, to $58.97.

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