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Health Care Sector Update for 07/02/2015: NAVB, AMSG, ACRX

Top Health-care stocks:

JNJ: flat

PFE: flat

ABT: flat

MRK: flat

AMGN: flat

Health-care shares were mainly inactive in pre-market trade Thursday.

In health-care stocks news, Navidea Biopharmaceuticals ( NAVB ) said a clinical imaging study showed Karposi's Sarcoma tumor lesions can be visualized and mapped with its Tc 99m tilmanocept, a Manocept platform product.

Shares in the company were trading 6.8% higher at $1.73 during pre-market trading . Over the past 52 weeks, the company has traded between $0.97 and $2.02.

Meanwhile, AmSurg ( AMSG ), a surgery center operator and outsourced physician provider, said its Sheridan unit has acquired Coastal Anesthesiology Consultants, a provider of anesthesia services for Flagler Hospital facilities in the St. Augustine, Florida, market. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Shares in the company were unchanged at $70.20 during pre-market trading. Over the past 52 weeks, the company has traded between $45.19 and $72.85.

And AcelRx Pharmaceuticals ( ACRX ) said it has published the results of a phase 3 study of its Zalviso drug in Anesthesiology, showing it met the primary endpoint of significantly reducing post operative pain over 48 hours.

Shares in the company were 9.5% higher at $4.50 during pre-market trading. Over the past 52 weeks, the company has traded between $2.96 and $11.65.

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