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  • Early movers: GS, AMTD, GE, TEL, NFLX, IBM & more Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 8:20 AM ET
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    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • US stocks poised for further gains on oil strength Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 7:23 AM ET
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    U.S. stock futures were higher this morning, putting the Dow and S&P 500 on track for a third day of gains, and the Nasdaq for a second straight positive day after breaking an eight-session losing streak.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 23- The recent pact between Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and Walgreens Boots Alliance may salvage the drugmaker's relationships with physicians, but is unlikely to fully restore Valeant's previous revenue growth from high-priced, branded drugs, according to doctors and investors. Under the deal announced last week, Walgreen's will...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 23- A new class of blood thinners that competes with widely used warfarin should get a boost next year when an "antidote" that can reverse the medications' effects in an emergency is expected to enter the market, according to top U.S. heart doctors and investors. Xarelto, from Bayer AG and Johnson& Johnson, and Eliquis, sold by Bristol-Myers Squibb and...

  • Dow closes up triple digits as Caterpillar rallies Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
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    U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday, helped by some stabilization in oil prices and recovery in hard-hit areas of the market this year.

  • Dec 22- Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co said it was negotiating the repricing of its contract with Anthem Inc, one of its biggest customers, but it was too soon to know the financial terms of the deal. Express Scripts made the disclosure during a conference call to discuss its growth outlook for 2016, which was above analysts' estimates.

  • *Express Scripts up after 2016 profit forecast. Dec 22- U.S. stock indexes were set to open slightly higher on Tuesday as third-quarter GDP growth beat estimates and crude oil prices edged up from multi-year lows. "I think the main thing that markets are going to be looking at today is the whole deal with oil," said Matthew Tuttle, chief executive, Tuttle Tactical...

  • Dec 22- Express Scripts Holding Co, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, forecast adjusted earnings for 2016 well above analysts' estimates. Shares of Express Scripts, which manages drug benefits for employers and health plans and also runs large mail-order pharmacies, were up 1 percent in light premarket trading. The company has become a vocal critic of...

  • Dec 22- Express Scripts Holding Co, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, said it expected 2016 adjusted earnings of $6.08- $6.28 per share, an increase of 10-14 percent from the company's reaffirmed guidance for 2015.. Analysts were expecting full-year adjusted earnings of $6.04 per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Express Scripts manages...

  • *Deal with Walgreens more than replaces Philidor-Valeant CEO. Dec 15- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc on Tuesday said it reached a deal to distribute its drugs through leading pharmacy chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, boosting credibility with wary investors and sending its shares up 17 percent. The company said on Tuesday its arrangement...

  • Valeant strikes discount deal with Walgreens Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | 8:01 AM ET
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    Valeant Pharmaceuticals has struck a deal to distribute some of its medicines at a discount through Walgreens pharmacies.

  • Shares of medtech companies such as Edwards Lifesciences, Boston Scientific and Becton Dickinson have outperformed the broad healthcare sector, and especially pharmaceutical and biotech shares, over the past two months since U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted she planned to address specialty drug "price gouging." He said he likes...

  • Behind the tricky balance of drug price and supply Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 10:25 AM ET

    The national conversation on drug prices is getting louder, and patients increasingly want a voice in that discussion.

  • Wall Street enters make-or-break final month of 2015 Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher opening on Wall Street this morning on the first day of December, after November managed to eke out a second consecutive month of gains.

  • District Court on Wednesday denied specialty pharmacy Linden Care LLC's request for a temporary restraining order against Express Scripts Holding Co for dropping it from its network earlier this month. Express Scripts, the largest manager of prescription drug plans in the United States, severed ties with Linden Care for dispensing drugs from Horizon...

  • Nov 13- Specialty pharmacy Park Irmat Drug Corp is suing OptumRx, saying the pharmacy benefit unit of UnitedHealth Group plans to remove Irmat from its network as of the end of the month. In the suit, filed late on Thursday in New York Supreme Court, Irmat said it received notice that it will be cut off from reimbursement by OptumRx, which operates a mail-order...

  • *Retailers fall after Macy's cuts forecasts. Nov 11- U.S. stock indexes were little changed in muted afternoon trading on Wednesday as investors bought into tech and industrial stocks after selling retailers earlier in the session after a disappointing full-year forecast from Macy's. Amazon was up 2.2 percent at $674.10, providing the biggest boost to the S&P...

  • *Retailers fall after Macy's cuts forecasts. Nov 11- Wall Street was slightly lower in choppy trading on Wednesday, as a drop in oil prices weighed on energy stocks and disappointing results from Macy's pummeled retailers. Macy's fell as much as 14.7 percent to $40.10 after the company reported a 3.6 percent drop in quarterly same-store sales and slashed its...

  • ORLANDO, Nov 11- An experimental cholesterol fighter being developed by Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and The Medicines Co slashed levels of bad LDL cholesterol and remained effective for six months, according to data from a small, early stage study. The drug, called ALN-PCSsc, cut LDL by more than 50 percent in the 69- subject study presented at the American Heart...

  • *Alibaba up after strong Singles' Day sales reports. Nov 11- U.S. stocks were little changed in choppy early trading on Wednesday after data from China appeared to make a case for further stimulus measures from Beijing, while investors braced for a possible hike in U.S. interest rates next month. E-commerce giant Alibaba provided further evidence that the Chinese...