Alere intends to offer $450M of senior notes due 2018 Alere Inc. announced today that it intends to provide $450 million of senior notes credited 2018 through a private placement, subject to market and other circumstances.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.875 percent Senior Notes due 2016 , to settle outstanding revolving borrowings in the aggregate principal amount of approximately $97.5 million under its credit agreement and for working capital and other general corporate purposes, like the financing of potential acquisitions or investments, stock repurchases and capital expenditures..Botulism is usually a rare but serious paralytic illness caused by a nerve toxin that is produced by a particular sort of bacteria, state Department of Wellness spokesman Russ Kennedy stated. He said the division worked with the government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to arrange for a botulism anti-toxin to be delivered to Ohio on Tuesday evening from a national stockpile. The department’s laboratory can be testing the patients and will assist the county health district in investigating the source of the illness. A healthcare facility stressed that botulism is not contagious. Symptoms usually start within 18 to 36 hours after consuming contaminated food, but may appear up to 10 days later.