Updated from 2:49 p.m. EDT April 8
Widely held health care-related stocks were mostly up Wednesday amid a rally in the broader market.
shares rose 1.2% to $32.34 Wednesday afternoon after the company, along with
, launched blood-thinner Efient in the U.K. Efient, or prasugrel, was
by European officials to help prevent blood clots in heart patients with stents. It will compete with Plavix, sold by
. Bristol shares rose 1.6% to $20.41. Sanofi-Aventis shares rose 0.5% to $27.71.
Also on the plus side was
, shares of which rose 1.4% to $26.76.
Among the day's losers:
shares fell 0.3% to $30.06.
shares fell 0.4% to $13.48 in choppy trading.
Procter & Gamble
shares fell 0.7% to $48.47 after the company said it was cutting about 90 jobs at a plant in Puerto Rico that makes Olay skin care products and Vicks cold medicine.