Health Care Up as Former Stars Return to Favor -- Health Care Roundup

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Shares of health-care companies rose as traders rotated back into some of the biggest gainers in the bull market, stocks that had been under pressure in recent weeks. Several high-profile executives are planning to launch a startup insurer focused on private Medicare coverage. Johnson & Johnson opposed plans by Florida authorities to use a drug it developed but no longer makes in a coming execution, as the world's largest drug maker enters the death-penalty debate for the first time.

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-Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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August 22, 2017 16:26 ET (20:26 GMT)