Health Care Shares Slip Despite Deal News -- Health Care Roundup

By Amy Pessetto, copydesk@dowjones.com Features Dow Jones Newswires

Shares of health-care companies slipped even as deal news drove individual stocks higher.

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals reached a deal to sell its iNova Pharmaceuticals unit for $930 million as it works to reset itself after a crisis, cutting billions in debt and refocusing on its core treatment areas and geographies. Valeant shares added 9%.

SciClone Pharmaceuticals Inc. is being bought by a buyout group for $11.18 a share, or $605 million, sending shares higher.

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June 08, 2017 18:21 ET (22:21 GMT)