The Weekly Summary

April 15th – April 21st                                 2019

In general news, the Notre Dame Cathedral in France was damaged by a fire. In Sri Lanka, terrorist attacks occurred on Easter. In the U.S., the release of the full Mueller report dominated news.

In healthcare business news, while the stock markets hit all-time highs, the healthcare sector remains as the only one down for the year. Earnings season began with good numbers from JNJ and UnitedHealth (UNH). Amgen (AMGN) priced Evenity ((romosozumab-aqqg) to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women at high risk of breaking a bone fracture) at $22,000 a year, ignoring the fact that costly drugs are angering President Trump.

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