Friday's Health Winners & Losers
Medical-equipment maker Urologix (ULGX) named a new chief financial officer.
Effective Friday, Elissa J. Lindsoe will head all treasury, investor relations, human resources, customer service, order management and information technology functions, the company said in a press release. Shares rose 4 cents to $2.84.
A study of the drug's long-term effects estimated that patients on Tysabri would have an average of one relapse every 4.3 years. Separately, according to new data from the Affirm trial presented Thursday, treatment with Tysabri alone significantly reduced the number of MS patients experiencing worsening scores on certain tests measuring their cognitive abilities.Biogen Idec's shares were down 10 cents, or 0.2%, at $44.64. Elan slipped 6 cents, or 0.4%, to $15.42. European regulators cleared an antismoking pill made by drug giant Pfizer (PFE) about four months after it was given the green light in the U.S. The approval of the drug, called Champix in Europe, was based on clinical trials involving 4,000 smokers who smoked an average of 21 cigarettes a day for an average of 25 years. Champix was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for smoking cessation in May under the brand name Chantix. Pfizer was up 20 cents to $28.50.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass + 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV