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Health Care Sector Update for 12/12/2017: JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN, TNXP, GSK, MYGN, RPRX, PTI

Top Health care stocks:

JNJ: flat

PFE: flat

ABT: +0.9%

MRK: +1.0%

AMGN: flat

Health care shares were mainly higher in pre-market trading Tuesday.

Expected equities movers:

- Tonix Pharmaceuticals ( TNXP ): successful pre-IND meeting with FDA for Alzheimer's agitation study

- Repros Therapeutics ( RPRX ): to be acquired by Allergan ( AGN ) at 42.6% premium

- Proteostasis ( PTI ): reported in Monday's after-hours positive results for patients with cystic fibrosis

Other news:

- GlaxoSmithKline ( GSK ): says study of GSK2857916 demonstrates 60% response rate in multiple myeloma

- Myriad Genetics (MYGN): BRACAnalysis CDx test effectively identifies metastatic breast cancer patients in trial

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