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), 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.