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Health Care Sector Update For 12/26/2014: Nvs, Hznp, Act -

Novartis AG ( NVS ), a health-care services provider, said Friday that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has approved its Cosentyx (secukinumab, formerly known as AIN457) for the treatment of both psoriasis vulgaris and psoriatic arthritis in adults who aren't adequately responding to systemic therapies, except for biologics. NVS shares were up 0.3% at $94.20 in a 52-week range of $77.90 to $96.97. Horizon Pharma ( HZNP ), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, said Wednesday afternoon that it filed a patent-infringement lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against Watson Laboratories and certain of its affiliates including Actavis ( ACT ), related to an abbreviated new-drug application that Watson filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market a generic version of PENNSAID. ACT closed Wednesday at $254.20, within a 52-week range of $164.07 to $272.75. Both were inactive pre-market. The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

Health Care Equipment companies shares mixed at 10 a.m. | Fox Business

rose $.78 or .6 percent, to $140.68. Covidien rose $.23 or .2 percent, to $103.58. Patterson rose $.32 or .6 percent, to $49.11. PerkinElmer rose $.22 or .5 percent, to $44.21. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. rose $.25 or .2 percent, to $127.04. Varian Medical Systems Inc. rose $.57 or .6 percent, to $89.01. Waters fell $.11 or .1 percent, to $114.43. U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Friday, with major indexes on track for a second straight weekly advance, though moves were likely to be slight with few market catalysts and many traders still out for the Christmas holiday.
Health Care Equipment companies shares mixed at 10 a.m. | Fox Business

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