Health Care Slightly Higher on Deal Activity -- Health Care Roundup

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Shares of health-care companies ticked up amid deal activity.

Shares of prescription-drug administrator Express Scripts Holding agreed to buy closely held medical-benefits manager eviCore healthcare for $3.6 billion.

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Pfizer said it is exploring a sale or spinoff of its consumer-health business that analysts say could raise as much as $10 billion, in the drug company's latest effort to focus on its prescription drug business.

Rob Curran,

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October 10, 2017 16:52 ET (20:52 GMT)