NEW YORK (AP) ¿ Shares of some top health care equipment companies are down at noon: Becton Dickinson fell $.56 or .8 percent, to $73.01. Covidien fell $.51 or 1.1 percent, to $44.37. Millipore fell $.19 or .3 percent, to $67.57. Patterson fell $.26 or 1.0 percent, to $26.06. PerkinElmer fell $.46 or 2.3 percent, to $19.33. Thermo Fisher fell $.10 or .2 percent, to $46.38. Varian Medical fell $.71 or 1.5 percent, to $45.69. Waters fell $.50 or .8 percent, to $59.47.
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