In general news, the Trump administration accused Russia of being complicit with the Syrian nerve gas attack. North Korea tried to launch a provocative missile, but it exploded. Meanwhile, U.S. ships head to the Korean Peninsula. Also, the U.S. dropped the “Mother of All Bombs” on a cluster of ISIS hideouts in Eastern Afghanistan, sending a message to North Korea as China also sent warnings to Kim Jong-un. In the U.S., Neil Gorsuch became the ninth SCOTUS justice.
In healthcare business news, Bristol (BMY) sold for $470 Million rights to anti-eTau and anti-myostatin to Biogen (BIIB) and Roche respectively. Also, Innoviva (INVA) began cost cutting measures after an activist investor applied pressure.