US STOCKS-Futures flat after strong February; data on tap

NEW YORK, March 2 - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday, after the S&P 500 scored its best monthly performance in more than three years and ahead of data on the consumer and manufacturing sector.

BRIEF-Veropharm appoints Elena Bushberg as new general director

* Dismisses Dmitry Sovetkin from general director post and appoints to this post Elena Bushberg as of Feb. 28 Source text: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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UPDATE 1-FDA rejects Pacira's application for expanded use of pain drug

March 2 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc's application for expanding the use of its post-surgery pain drug, Exparel.

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Boston Scientific to buy Endo's urology portfolio for up to $1.65 bln

March 2 - Boston Scientific Corp said it will acquire Endo International Plc's American Medical Systems urology portfolio for up to $1.65 billion.

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RPT-Companies' tests used in "superbug" scope cleaning flawed -FDA

March 2 - Manufacturers' tests of procedures to clean medical scopes linked with "superbug" outbreaks contained flaws that render their cleaning instructions unreliable, according to a senior official with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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India sets inflation target in monetary policy overhaul

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI - India has formally adopted inflation targeting, a historic monetary policy overhaul that marks a victory for Reserve Bank of India Governor Raguram Rajan, as the government makes subduing chronically volatile prices a priority.