Health stocks turned higher on Thursday, with the Nasdaq and Amex biotechnology indices tacking on 3.3% and 3.1%, respectively.

Among individual stocks, notable movers were:

Amag Pharmaceuticals

(AMAG) - Get Report

, up 88% at $34.61

Optimer

(OPTR)

, up 17% at $7

Alpharma

(ALO) - Get Report

, up 6.2% at $30.64

Savient Pharmaceuticals

(SVNT)

, up 12.9% at $4.65

Schering-Plough

( SGP), up 8.4% at $15.85

Wyeth

( WYE), up 6.2% at $34.46

Elbit Imaging

(EMITF)

, down 16.1% at $8.43

Poniard Pharmaceuticals

(PARD)

, down 10.8% at $3.47

Affymetrix

(AFFX)

, down 9% at $3.14

King

( KG), down 5.5% at $9.47

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