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• Alere ($ALR) announced filing an appeal against revocation of Medicare billing privileges for its Arriva Medical Unit. The appeal has been made to an administrative law judge at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The decision is expected within three months.
• Endologix ($ELGX) announced restarting the shipment of its medical device system AFX Endovascular AAA. The announcement regarding withholding the shipment was made earlier this week.

• Fortress Biotech Inc. ($FBIO) announced that a patient case study from the Phase 1 clinical trial of MB-101 for the treatment of glioblastoma (GBM) will be published in the December 29 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. MB-101 is the lead development candidate of Mustang Bio, Inc., a Fortress Company.

 
• Sanofi ($SNY) has been intimated that Boehringer Ingelheim has agreed with the FTC to divest animal health products to resolve competitive concerns surrounding the asset swap deal between the two companies.
• Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc. ($ICPT) is said to be in talks with Novartis AG ($NVS) for a potential takeover.

Gainers (% price change) Last Trade Change Mkt Cap
Endologix, Inc.
ELGX (NASDAQ)
5.92 +0.59 (11.07%) 495.10M
Sangamo Biosciences, Inc.
SGMO (NASDAQ)
3.05 +0.15 (5.17%) 208.22M
Dynavax Tech. Corp.
DVAX (NASDAQ)
4.10 +0.15 (3.80%) 152.18M
Invacare Corporation
IVC (NYSE)
13.15 +0.40 (3.14%) 418.57M
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals
KERX (NASDAQ)
6.02 +0.16 (2.73%) 623.00M
Losers (% price change)
Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
ALNY (NASDAQ)
38.06 -1.95 (-4.87%) 3.18B
Corcept Therapeutics Inc.
CORT (NASDAQ)
7.29 -0.34 (-4.46%) 785.74M
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals
ACRX (NASDAQ)
2.70 -0.10 (-3.57%) 120.25M
STAAR Surgical Company
STAA (NASDAQ)
11.00 -0.35 (-3.08%) 444.74M
Psychemedics Corp.
PMD (NASDAQ)
24.03 -0.72 (-2.91%) 130.73M
Most Actives (dollar volume)
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
GILD (NASDAQ)
72.13 -0.64 (-0.88%) 93.79B
Pfizer Inc.
PFE (NYSE)
32.49 +0.14 (0.43%) 196.07B
UnitedHealth Group Inc
UNH (NYSE)
161.04 -0.40 (-0.25%) 152.15B
Merck & Co., Inc.
MRK (NYSE)
59.04 -0.23 (-0.39%) 161.37B
Johnson & Johnson
JNJ (NYSE)
115.49 +0.39 (0.34%) 312.00B