Sector Update: Healthcare Shares Flat Pre-Market; GW Pharmaceuticals up 6% on Sativex Approval in Switzerland

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Health care stocks:

JNJ: flat

PFE: -0.03%

ABT: flat

MRK: -0.02%

AMGN: flat

Healthcare shares are flat in pre-market trade. Among the movers in this sector, ADRs of GW Pharmaceuticals PLC ( GWPH ) gained 6% in the pre-market session Wednesday after closing 1% higher Tuesday regular hours, as the developer of cannabinoid prescription medicines received regulatory approval for its prescription medicine Sativex in Switzerland.

And Zalicus ( ZLCS ) shares are continuing yesterday's strong rally in today's pre-market. Shares of are up about 8% today, having closed up about 30% yesterday.

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This article appears in: Investing , Commodities
Referenced Symbols: GWPH , ZLCS

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