Tag Archives: U.S. pharmaceutical giant Merck said Thursday that it will limit drug price increases and lower the price of several treatments.

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Repeatedly slammed by President Donald Trump over drug prices, the Kenilworth, N.J.-based company did not reference Trump in making the announcement.

But the company said it would “commit to not increase the average net price across our portfolio of products by more than inflation annually.”

The “net price” is a cloudy figure that can be difficult to assess because it may include the value of complex industry rebates and insurance reimbursements. Still, the move reflects a step toward limiting the impact of drug costs on American consumers.

It also comes after Pfizer last week temporarily reversed price increases following criticism from Trump.

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    JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in Owens-Illinois Inc (NYSE:OI) by 19.5% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 523,606 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 85,424 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. owned approximately 0.33% of Owens-Illinois worth $9,838,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

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    Ceridian HCM Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CDAY) gained 41.86 percent to close at $31.21.
    MarineMax, Inc. (NYSE: HZO) shares rose 26.5 percent to close at $22.20 as the company posted upbeat Q2 results and raised its FY18 outlook.
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