Healthcare Business Recap: Dendreon Investigation Chatter, Rosetta Genomics Rockets

An FDA advisory panel clears the way for an HIV test be sold in retail stores, and shares of OraSure Technologies (NASDAQ:OSUR) take off. The panel voted 17 to 0 in favor twice, saying that potential benefits outweigh the risks, and also voted on effectiveness and safety. The test results could be read similarly to those for pregnancy and blood sugar.

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Shares of microRNA-based molecular diagnostic test maker Rosetta Genomics (NASDAQ:ROSG) close more than 200 percent higher Wednesday, following word that all Medicare beneficiaries will be covered by Rosetta’s miRview® mets² assay. Novitas, the designated Medicare Administrative Contractor for the assay, made the announcement.

Unconfirmed chatter that the SEC has opened an inquiry on Dendreon’s (NASDAQ:DNDN) disclosures, sent shares lower after hours on Wednesday. The firm did not reveal the SEC probe in its tenth quarter filing on May 7th, but some details might be getting out.

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