Net sales also increased from the third quarter of 2012, up 2.8 percent to $4.03 billion. However, overall net earnings dropped slightly over the past nine months from the same period in 2012. Nine-month-end net earnings reached nearly $2.5 billion, down 4.9 percent from 2012's $2.6 billion.
Reported revenue for spine devices also dipped in the third quarter to $753 million, down nearly 4 percent from $784 million in the third quarter 2012.
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