$OMI (Owens & Minor Inc.)

$OMI {{ '2016-04-20T15:15:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$OMI said it affirmed its adjusted EPS outlook for 2016 of $2.00-2.05. CEO Cody Phipps said that although disappointed in the customer's decision to make this transition, the company remains focused on achieving its long-term financial and operational performance goals.

$MCK {{ '2017-07-21T16:07:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Biologics, a unit of healthcare technology firm $MCK, said it will join the limited distribution network of $PBYI to promote the latter’s kinase inhibitor Nerlynx. The formulation is indicated for treatment of adult patients with early-stage HER2 overexpressed/amplified breast cancer.

$MRK {{ '2017-07-21T15:21:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

President Donald Trump announced that pharma giants $MRK and $PFE are collaborating with Gorilla Glass manufacturer Corning ($GLW) for manufacturing a new glass (Valor Glass), which is superior and reliable for the delivery of injectable drugs. Corning is planning to initially invest $500MM creating 1,000 jobs at 3 facilities in US.

$MRK {{ '2017-07-20T14:29:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MRK announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted tentative approval for its 100 units/mL insulin glargine injection, a follow-on biologic basal insulin in a pre-filled dosing device.

$AGN {{ '2017-07-19T15:54:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN appointed Joseph Boccuzi to its BoD, effective immediately. Boccuzi recently retired as a Partner in the Global Life Sciences, Board and Chief Executive Officer Practices at Spencer Stuart, following 24 years of service with the global executive search and leadership consulting firm.

$TMO {{ '2017-07-19T12:44:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TMO priced an offering of EUR2.6Bil of senior notes. The issuance of the notes is expected to close on or about July 24, 2017. $TMO plans to use all of net proceeds to fund a portion of consideration payable for its acquisition of Patheon, including the repayment of debt of Patheon to be assumed by $TMO, which is estimated to be about $7.2Bil.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T21:56:14+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In Optum segment, $UNH is focusing on three key areas for growth; strong sales pipeline of $40Bil, growing YTD sales and backlog. On MedicareAdvantage, the company expects to outperform the market in 2018 with a positive long-term outlook for the industry. $UNH also feels that the return of insurer's fee will be the single largest headwind in 2018.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T21:51:39+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Despite forgoing over $1.8Bil in revenues due to the withdrawal from the ACA individual insurance market and the health insurance tax moratorium, $UNH revenues increased nearly 9% to $40.8Bil. Health insurer also announced that the partnership with AARP will continue through at least 2025 to offer Medicare related products under AARP brand.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T21:48:14+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Health insurance giant $UNH said it served 2.5MM more people in 2Q17 vs. 2Q16, excluding the individual market. The business model of the insurer is focused on addressing the healthcare needs of consumers in areas like group Medicare Advantage, Medicaid programs in emerging markets like Brazil and established markets.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T21:45:28+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$UNH expects its stellar performance in first half to carry forward in the second half of 2017 and into 2018. On a global basis, the insurer serves 139MM people, including 126MM in the United States. UnitedHealth believes it is on target to exceed the $200Bil mark in 2017 for the first time.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T14:47:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$UNH's 2Q revenues increased approx. 8% crossing $50Bil. The insurer is on target to reach annual revenues of $200Bil for the first time. Total enrollment jumped 3% to 49.5MM people. Medical care ratio (MCR), a key indicator to measure financial health of insurance firms, increased 20 bps reaching 82.2%, in line with industry standards.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T14:46:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$UNH, the largest health insurer in US, reported stellar results in 2Q17 backed by the growth from its Optum segment. The insurance giant raised its 2017 outlook. $UNH now expects its 2017 GAAP EPS to be $9.20-9.35 and adjusted EPS to be $9.75-9.90. UnitedHealth is the first firm in its industry to report earnings every quarter.

$DGX {{ '2017-07-18T13:54:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Medical diagnostics firm $DGX has completed the acquisition of laboratory businesses Med Fusion and Clear Point. They form the basis for Quest’s first national center of excellence in precision diagnostics for oncology. The company is now a preferred provider to several organizations that are formerly owners of one or both of the acquired entities.

$LH {{ '2017-07-18T13:30:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Insurance company $LH said its CEO William Hanlon has been appointed as a member of the governing committee of the National Evaluation System for Health Technology Coordinating Center. Hanlon has been focused on early and late-stage clinical development, as a regulatory affairs expert, for the past several years.

$UNH {{ '2017-07-18T12:59:21+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$IDXX {{ '2017-07-18T10:56:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IDXX unanimously elected Stuart Essig as a member of the company's BoD, effective July 12, 2017. In connection with Essig's election, the Board also increased its size from 8 to 9 members, effective July 12, 2017. Essig has been the Chairman of Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corp. since 2012.

$VRX {{ '2017-07-17T14:04:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRX has entered into an agreement to sell its Obagi Medical Products business for $190MM in cash to Haitong International Zhonghua Finance Acquisition Fund I, L.P. The transaction is expected to close in second half of 2017. $VRX intends to use the proceeds from the sale to permanently repay term loan debt under its Senior Secured Credit Facility.

$FDX {{ '2017-07-17T13:54:15+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FDX reaffirmed its commitment to improve the operating income at the FedEx Express Group by $1.2-1.5Bil in FY20 versus FY17, assuming moderate economic growth and current accounting and tax rules.

$FDX {{ '2017-07-17T13:53:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$FDX filed its Form 10-K for FY17 with the SEC containing additional information regarding the June 2017 Petya cyberattack on its TNT Express operations. $FDX has experienced revenue loss due to decreased volumes at TNT and incremental costs due to the implementation of contingency and remediation plans. $FDX has no insurance covering this attack.

$VRTX {{ '2017-07-13T12:31:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTX announced that the Italian Medicines Agency has agreed to reimburse ORKAMBI (lumacaftor/ivacaftor), the first medicine to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis in people ages 12 and older who have two copies of the F508del mutation. Effective immediately, hundreds of eligible patients in Italy will have access to this medicine.

$AMGN {{ '2017-07-13T12:24:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMGN and $AGN announced they will discuss data supporting the ABP 215 Biologics License Application (BLA) with FDA's Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee. ABP 215 is a biosimilar candidate to Avastin (bevacizumab) and is the first bevacizumab biosimilar candidate to be considered by the FDA.

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