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Marijuana Weekly News Roundup

Last Wednesday U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag from Northern California announced her departure, effective September 1. Since 2011 Haag shutdown more than 600 state-compliant medical cannabis dispensaries by threatening to seize ...
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Marijuana Price Rises Another 3% to $1,791

For the week ended Friday, July 31st, the spot price index for a pound of cannabis rose from $1,736 in the prior week to $1,791, a jump of slightly more ...
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How Obamacare Increased Insurance Coverage in Every State

President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 23, 2010, and open enrollment for all Americans began on October 1, 2013. While the ultimate ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Upgraded Aetna

Merrill Lynch upgraded Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET) to Buy from Neutral but maintains its price objective at $132, implying an 18% upside. Since the announcement that Aetna will acquire Humana ...
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What to Expect from Amgen Earnings

Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) is scheduled to report its earnings after the markets close on Thursday. There are consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that call for $2.43 in earnings per ...
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Are Teva Earnings Enough?

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (NYSE: TEVA) reported its second-quarter financial results Thursday before the markets opened. The company had $1.43 in earnings per share (EPS) on $5.0 billion in revenue ...
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Is This a Turning Point For Unilife?

Unilife Corp. (NASDAQ: UNIS) announced the introduction of the Imperium platform of instant patch pumps for insulin. The platform is designed for supply to a select insulin partner or partners ...
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Should Gilead Really Be Rated Underperform?

Most analysts seem to be behind the growth that Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) has seen, namely in its Hepatitis C vaccines (HCV) Harvoni and Solvaldi. For the most part ...
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Who Really Won in the PDL and Ariad Royalty Deal?

The solid performance of the healthcare sector over the past year has been enhanced by mergers and acquisitions, licensing, and other forms of deals in the sector. This most recent ...
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GC Aesthetics Sets Expected Price Range For IPO

GC Aesthetics PLC filed an amended F-1 form with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO). The expected price range for the offering was given ...
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Humana Posts 2Q Earnings Beat

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) reported its second-quarter financial results Wednesday before the markets opened. The company had $1.67 in earnings per share (EPS) on $13.73 billion in revenue compared to ...
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Anthem Posts Strong Second Quarter Beat

Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) reported its second-quarter financial results Wednesday before the markets opened. The company had $3.10 in earnings per share (EPS) on $19.76 billion in revenue compared to ...
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Dermira Files For Secondary Offering

Dermira, Inc. (NASDAQ: DERM) filed an S-1 form with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a secondary offering. There were no terms given in this initial filing but the ...
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Gilead Tops Estimates in 2Q

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) reported second-quarter financial results Tuesday after the markets closed. The biotech giant had $3.15 in earnings per share (EPS) on $8.2 billion in revenue compared ...
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NantKwest Enters the Market With a Bang

NantKwest (NASDAQ: NK) entered the market Tuesday with its initial public offering (IPO). The stock priced early Tuesday morning at $25 per share coming over the top of the expected ...
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