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April 15, 2014
06:32 EDTCI, HS, WCG, AGP, WLP, BMY, LLY, AZN, MOH, UNH, RHHBY, NVS, PFE, AET, HUM, SNY, MRK, JNJ, CNC, HNT, GSKPatients paying much more for specialty drugs, NY Times says
The amount that patients with certain diseases must pay for specialty drugs has increased significantly, a research firm reported, according to The New York Times. Meanwhile, consumers' use of health care increased in 2013 for the firm time in three years, the newspaper quoted the firm, the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, as saying. Publicly traded drug makers include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Pfizer (PFE), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY). Publicly traded health insurers include AMERIGROUP (AGP), Aetna (AET), Centene (CNC), Cigna (CI), Health Net (HNT), Healthspring (HS), Humana (HUM), Molina Healthcare (MOH), UnitedHealth (UNH), WellCare (WCG) and WellPoint (WLP).Reference Link
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July 20, 2015
07:32 EDTNVS, LLYAlzheimer's Association to hold a conference
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05:13 EDTRHHBYRoche expands HIV Global Access Program
Roche announced an expansion to the HIV Global Access Program to include early infant HIV diagnostic testing for low and middle income countries. Roche, in partnership with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS, the Clinton Health Access Initiative, or CHAI, UNITAID, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, and the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, is committed to working with the Diagnostics Access Initiative by providing state-of-the-art solutions to achieve the 90-90-90 goal set forth by UNAIDS. Announced in 2014, the HIV Global Access Program is Roche's most recent addition to the AmpliCare Initiative, which launched in 2002 in South Africa.
July 17, 2015
10:21 EDTCICigna says 98.4% of customers treated with hep C drug Harvoni are cured
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07:50 EDTUNHUnitedHealth, Catamaran deal will close earlier than expected, says UBS
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July 16, 2015
19:17 EDTMOH, UNH, HUM, AET, CNC, WCG, HNT, CIAffordable Care Act plan prices to increase 11.2% in 2016, WSJ says
State regulators will begin approving plan price increases for insurance plans purchased on Care Actís exchanges as early as this month, reports the Wall Street Journal. Nearly every state has plans with premiums increasing over 10%, with some as high as 30%-50%, the Journal adds. Publicly traded companies in the space include Aetna (AET), Anthem (ANTM), Centene (CNC), Cigna (CI), Health Net (HNT), Humana (HUM), Molina Healthcare (MOH), UnitedHealth (UNH) and WellCare (WCG). Reference Link
16:00 EDTPFEOptions Update; July 16, 2015
iPath S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures down 1.17 to 16.52 Option volume leaders: NFLX AAPL BAC FB F INTC C EBAY AMZN GM JPM MU PFE BABA JD X
13:53 EDTUNHUnitedHealth price target raised to $135 from $115 at Cantor
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Joseph France raised his price target for UnitedHealth shares to $135 to reflect the company's Q2 earnings upside and the acquisition of Catamaran (CTRX). France reiterates a Hold rating on stock.
09:33 EDTUNHUnitedHealth does not expect Catamaran to contribute to earnings this year
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09:32 EDTUNHUnitedHealth expects medical cost trend on lower end of forecast
09:22 EDTBMYBristol-Myers says EU approves Evotaz for treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults
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09:21 EDTUNHUnitedHealth says 'nothing changed' in terms of M&A strategy
The company expects to continue to build on its capabilities.
09:08 EDTUNHOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:06 EDTUNHUnitedHealth expects EPS to accelerate in 2016
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09:01 EDTBMYuniQure has reached compelling entry point, says Roth Capital
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08:30 EDTUNHUnitedHealth reports Q2 Optum revenue $13.6B
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08:03 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline expects to ship 32M-38M flu vaccines over 2015-16 season
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06:06 EDTUNHUnitedHealth reports Q2 Employer & Individual revenue up 10% to $11.8B
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06:04 EDTUNHUnitedHealth reports Q2 medical care ratio 81.4%
Medical cost trends remained controlled and consistent with management expectations. Reserves developed favorably by a total of $90M in the quarter. Reports Q2 operating cost ratio of 16.1%.
06:03 EDTUNHUnitedHealth raises FY15 EPS to $6.25-$6.35 from $6.15-$6.30, consensus $6.26
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06:01 EDTUNHUnitedHealth reports Q2 EPS $1.64, consensus $1.59
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