Health Care Up as Biotech Bounces Back -- Health-Care Roundup

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Shares of health-care companies rose as a move into the riskiest niches of the stock market, including biotech companies, continued. After a precipitous fall ahead of the 2016 presidential election, the iShares Nasdaq Biotech Index exchange-traded fund has now clawed back most of its losses to sit about 15% from its all-time peak.

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Ireland-based biotechnology company Shire filed an antitrust suit against rival Allergan, alleging Allergan's contracts with Medicare Part D drug plans for its Restasis eye drops effectively blocked access to Shire's rival dry-eye drug.

-Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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October 02, 2017 16:37 ET (20:37 GMT)