Sector Update: Healthcare Shares Higher; eHealth Signs Agreement to Enroll Individuals

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JNJ: +0.06%

PFE: -0.28%

ABT: flat

MRK: flat

AMGN: +0.27%

Healthcare shares are mixed in pre-market trade. eHealth ( EHTH ) said it has signed an agreement with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, qualifying it as an agent that can enroll individuals into qualified health plans through the Federally-Facilitated Health Insurance Exchange.

eHealth signed an agreement with CMS in July that gives it access to certain information from the federal data hub.

And, Emergent Biosolutions ( EBS ) has named Barry Labinger as the president of its Biosciences Division, reporting directly to Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi, EBS' president and CEO.

Labinger will be responsible for the strategic direction and management of the company's biosciences division. This includes the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of biosciences product candidates; the advancement of partnering initiatives around the company's biosciences programs and platform technologies MVAtor and ADAPTIR; and the integration of future product acquisitions into the division. EBS is flat at $17.89.



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