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BBG AMER HEALTH-SERVICE
The Bloomberg Americas Health Care Services Index is a capitalization-weighted index of the leading health care services stocks in the North, South, and Central American region. The index was developed with a base value of 100 as of December 31, 1999. The parent index is BWORLDUS.
The world’s largest organization of cancer doctors plans to rate the cost effectiveness of expensive oncology drugs, and will urge physicians to use the ratings to discuss the costs with their patients.
Abbott Laboratories, the largest maker of heart stents and adult nutritional drinks, reported first-quarter profit that beat reduced expectations of analysts, as only diagnostic and eye care products turned in higher sales.