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Health Care Sector Update for 03/07/2018: ESPR, APTO, FLKS, TRVN

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Top Health-care stocks:

JNJ: -0.5%

PFE: -0.6%

ABT: flat

MRK: flat

AMGN: -1.1%

Health care shares were lower ahead of the bell on Wednesday.

Expected movers:

- Esperion ( ESPR ): reports positive top-line results from first pivotal phase 3 study of bempedoic acid

- Aptose Biosciences ( APTO ): details exclusive license agreement for dual BET/kinase targeting program with OHM Oncology

- Flex Pharma ( FLKS ): Q4 net loss narrows slightly from year earlier; revenue falls

- Trevena ( TRVN ): posts narrower Q4 loss, gets November date for final approval of pain reliever

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