The heads of research at several large drugmakers have received mysterious invitations to the White House for a meeting Friday morning.
The JPMorgan health care conference hadn't even officially begun when the first big piece of news of the week hit: Irish drugmaker Shire said Sunday morning it's purchasing orphan-drug company NPS Pharmaceuticals for $5.2 billion.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
U.S. Treasury yields continued to rise on Tuesday amid data and expectations of Fed action.
Health care has been on a tear in 2014, and there is still room for upside. Wall Street analysts are focusing on the following four trends.
Some of Monday's midday movers:
Stocks cut losses to close mixed on Thursday as geopolitical tensions lingered ahead of consumer data.
U.S. stocks closed higher for the third time in four days as a rally in tech, airlines and biotech firms helped lead gains.
Pfizer's vulnerability to cheap generics and its weak roster of experimental medicines will be on display Tuesday, when the company reports earnings.
The liver disease NASH is becoming more widespread, and the market for treatments may rival those for hepatitis C.
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Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday.
Stocks fell, with the S&P 500 turning lower after rising to another record.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals' spike Tuesday had investors looking for the next breakout stock. UBS's Matt Roden likes these names.
A combination of Vertex drugs met the goals of two late-stage clinical trials in cystic fibrosis, setting the stage for Vertex to apply for approval.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers.
Vertex's Kalydeco was the first medicine to address the underlying genetic cause. A new drug combination, Kalydeco and Lumacaftor, is designed to treat many additional cases.
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Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Thursday: Expedia, Kraft, OpenTable
Any rebound in the market is likely to be short-lived since it needs a catalyst to sustain gains, and the start of earnings season may disappoint.