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Health Care Sector Update for 06/20/2019: EDSA, GHSI, IDXG, JNJ, PFE, ABT, MRK, AMGN

Top Health Care Stocks:

JNJ: +0.36%

PFE: +0.71%

ABT: +0.79%

MRK: +0.64%

AMGN: +0.96%

Leading health care stocks were advancing pre-market Thursday.

Early movers include:

(+) Edesa Biotech (EDSA), which was surging more than 200% after saying the US Food and Drug Administration has allowed the company to move ahead with its phase 2b clinical trial of EB01, a sPLA2 inhibitor to treat chronic allergic contact dermatitis.

(+) Guardion Health Sciences (GHSI) was jumping by more than 34% as it received a patent from the European Union for its proprietary medical device, the MapcatSF.

(+) Interpace Diagnostics Group (IDXG) was up 19% after saying its ThyGeNEXT and ThyraMIR tests for thyroid cancer are now covered by Independence Blue Cross, providing plan benefits coverage for its members in Philadelphia and Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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