Sector Update: Healthcare Shares Higher in Pre-Market; Amarin Up 3% on Vascepa Trial Results


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Health care stocks:

JNJ: +0.47%

PFE: +0.33%

ABT: +0.65%

MRK: +0.48%

AMGN: +0.82%

Healthcare shares are rebounding pre-market, with shares of Amarin Corporation ( AMRN ) up 3% at $6.46. The company late yesterday announced the results from a Phase 1 clinical trial that compared bioavailability of components from a fixed-dose combination of its flagship product, Vascepa, plus rosuvastatin, to concomitant administration of the two agents independently, and to rosuvastatin alone.

In other healthcare stocks news, Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( ORMP ) says it has withdrawn the previously announced proposed underwritten public offering of its common stock due to market conditions. ORMP is flat at $5.42 in pre-market trade.

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