Shares of health-care companies were flat ahead of legislative maneuverings on insurance and the budget.
A group of Republicans making a final push to topple the Affordable Care Act say they have almost enough votes in the Senate to pass their bill, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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Israeli generic drugs maker Teva Pharmaceutical said it would sell the remaining assets in its women's health business for $1.38 billion as it divests itself of "noncore" assets in an effort to reduce debt.
The California Senate passed a bill that would require drug companies to give customers 60-day advance notice of any plan to boost the price of a prescription drug costing more than $40 by 16% in a two-year period, a development brokerage Wells Fargo called an "under-appreciated threat to the drug industry."
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September 18, 2017 17:13 ET (21:13 GMT)