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June 27, 2014
12:14 EDTUNH, QCOR, MNKUnitedHealth updates policy, says Acthar isn't medically necessary in MS
In an updated drug policy with an effective date of August 1, UnitedHealthcare (UNH) stated that it does not view Questcor's (QCOR) H.P. Acthar gel as medically necessary for treatment of acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis. "Published clinical evidence does not demonstrate superiority of Acthar to other available corticosteroids," UnitedHealthcare stated in its bulletin. Note that Mallinckrodt (MNK) has proposed a merger with Questcor. UnitedHealthcare's website cites June 23 as the published date of the new drug policy for Acthar. Reference Link
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July 2, 2015
08:35 EDTUNHLeerink says UnitedHealth may counter bid for Health Net
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June 29, 2015
16:57 EDTMNKHikma, Mallinckrodt among bidders for Roxane Labs, Bloomberg says
Hikma (HKMPY) and Mallinckrodt (MNK) are bidding for Boehringer's Roxane Labs business, reports Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. Roxane Labs could end up being purchased for over $2.2B, Bloomberg adds. Reference Link
15:01 EDTMNKMallinckrodt, Perrigo among bidders for Roxane Labs, Bloomberg reports
Mallinckrodt (MNK), Perrigo (PRGO) and Hikma are among the potential bidders for Boehringer Ingelheim's Roxane Labs generic business, said Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter.
June 26, 2015
10:00 EDTUNHOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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06:22 EDTUNHUnitedHealth upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Sterne Agee CRT
June 25, 2015
11:06 EDTUNHHospitals, insurers climb after Supreme Court rules on ACA subsidies
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10:11 EDTUNHACA tax subsidies upheld by Supreme Court
The decision of the Fourth Circuit was affirmed in King v. Burwell by a vote of 6 to 3, according to multiple media reports. The Supreme Court upholding the lower court ruling means that individuals who get health insurance through an exchange established by the federal government will be eligible for tax subsidies in all 50 states. Publicly traded companies in the health insurance space include Aetna (AET), Anthem (ANTM), Centene (CNC), Cigna (CI), Health Net (HNT), Humana (HUM), Molina Healthcare (MOH), UnitedHealth (UNH) and WellCare (WCG). Publicly traded companies in the hospital space include Community Health (CYH), HCA Holdings (HCA), LifePoint (LPNT), Tenet (THC) and Universal Health (UHS).
09:40 EDTUNHMultiple parties expressing interest in Humana, CNBC reports
Humana (HUM) has received expressions of interest from multiple companies, CNBC's David Faber reports. The interest does not mean multiples bids are forthcoming, Faber added.
June 24, 2015
17:57 EDTUNHWall Street applauds Senate giving go-ahead for 'fast track' trade powers
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10:00 EDTUNHOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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06:35 EDTUNHUnitedHealth initiated with an Outperform at RBC Capital
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05:42 EDTUNHCatamaran downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
UBS downgraded Catamaran (CTRX) to Neutral saying the stock new fully reflects the UnitedHealth (UNH) takeover deal terms. UnitedHealth management in recent meetings expressed confidence that its pending $61.50 per share purchase of Catamaran will still close in the second half of 2015, UBS tells investors.
June 23, 2015
11:12 EDTMNKMallinckrodt management to meet with Guggenheim
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07:25 EDTUNHPiper Jaffray to hold a summit
2015 Piper Jaffray Heartland Summit is being held in Minneapolis on June 23-24.
June 22, 2015
06:51 EDTUNHHealth insurer tie-ups could cut competition, WSJ reports
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06:37 EDTUNHHealth insurers may change policies based on King v. Burwell ruling, NYT says
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June 21, 2015
16:03 EDTUNHAetna makes offer to acquire Humana, WSJ says
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June 19, 2015
16:24 EDTUNHStocks end week higher after Fed reassures on gradual pace of rate increases
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10:09 EDTUNHFly Watch: Supreme Court may release key ACA decision soon
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07:37 EDTUNHSupreme Court decision on ACA suit due soon, says UBS
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