Health stocks were in a miserable state Wednesday and falling in line with the broader market, with the Nasdaq and Amex biotechnology indices shedding 3.5% and 4.8%, respectively.

Among individual stocks, notable movers were:

Vivus

(VVUS) - Get Report

, up 11.6% at $6.37

Pharmasset

(VRUS)

, up 7.1% at $17.41

Alpharma

(ALO) - Get Report

, up 6.2% at $30.64

Pain Therapeutics

(PTIE)

, up 5.2% at $9.10

Amylin

( AMLN), down 20.1% at $6.66

Celera

( CRA), down 14% at $10.81

Human Genome Sciences

( HGSI), down 11.8% at $2

Illumina

(ILMN) - Get Report

, down 8.3% at $24.19

OSI Pharmaceuticals

( OSIP), down 5.6% at $37.08

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.com.