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.