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Health Care Sector Update for 06/13/2017: JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN, CHRS, IMNP

Top Health Care stocks:

JNJ: +0.1%

PFE: flat

ABT: flat

MRK: -1.2%

AMGN: flat

Health care shares were mostly flat in pre-market trade Tuesday.

In health care stocks news, Merck & Company ( MRK ) was down 1.2% after it said late Monday it accepted an external data monitoring committee's recommendation to pause new enrollment on Keynote-183 and Keynote-185, two studies exploring Keytruda treatment in combination with other therapies in multiple myeloma. The pause will allow additional information to be collected to understand more reports of death in Keytruda groups, the company said in a statement. Patients currently enrolled in the two studies will continue to receive treatment. Other studies of Keytruda will continue unchanged.

In other sector news,

(+) CHRS (+6.2%) Says FDA requests reanalysis of CHS-1701

IMNP (flat) Monica Luchi resigns from her role as chief medical officer

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