Sector Update: Healthcare Shares Flat Pre-Bell; STAAR Surgical Gets Regulatory Approval For Visian

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Top Healthcare Stocks:

JNJ: +0.01%

PFE: -0.14%

ABT: flat

MRK: flat

AMGN: flat

Healthcare shares are fairly flat in pre-market trade. STAAR Surgical ( STAA ) says it received regulatory approval to market its Visian Implantable Collamer Lens with CentraFLOW technology from the CDSCO in India. STAA is flat at $11.27, having closed down 1% Friday.

And Cell Therapeutics ( CTIC ) says the Transparency Commission of the French National Health Authority has granted market access for PIXUVRI as a monotherapy to treat adult patients with multiply relapsed or refractory aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The next and final step in France's pharmaceutical reimbursement process is inclusion on the list of medicines approved for hospital use and subsequent publication in the Journal Officiel in France, which CTIC now intends to pursue.

Finally, StoneMor Partners ( STON ) says it has acquired of Virginia based Forest Lawn Cemetery for approximately $5 million in cash. Forest Lawn, located in Richmond, Virginia, currently handles an average of more than 500 interments per year and is expected to continue to operate under the Forest Lawn name.



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Referenced Stocks: CTIC , STAA , STON

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