Health Care Down Amid Shutdown Fears -- Health Care Roundup

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Shares of health-care companies fell amid fears of a government shutdown.

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The health-care industry is among the most intertwined with Washington agencies, and President Donald Trump's threat of a shutdown could have profound ramifications for many health-care companies.

Shares of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical fell sharply after a rare-disease drug showed little promise in a late-stage clinical trial.

Medical-device maker Stryker is recalling certain Oral Care products sold between July 2015 and August 2017 after receiving reports of minor irritation and allergic reactions after use.

-Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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August 23, 2017 16:38 ET (20:38 GMT)