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4 Healthcare Stocks That Are Raising Eyebrows

CORAL GABLES, FL / ACCESSWIRE / December 31, 2018 / With the new year only a few short moments away, the healthcare sector is electrified with excitement given that industry has shown tremendous growth over the last few months, as experts and professionals in the field have worked on developing technologies to improve the quality of care for patients on a global scale. From data-based approaches and analysis consumer demands/needs, advancements in the sector may catalyze potential opportunities for those looking to healthcare. Premier Health Group (PHGRF) (PHGI), Akers Biosciences Inc (AKER), vTv Therapeutics Inc (VTVT), and Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc (ACHN) represent 4 healthcare stocks to watch on Monday.

Premier Health Group (PHGRF) (PHGI) is a company that is dead-set on investing in the development of innovative, high tech treatment solutions for patients in the primary care space. Over the course of the last month, the Company has enjoyed a consistent period of bullish trading, seeing its shares soar above the 30% mark. Premier opened Monday's trading session at $0.68 per share, up 1.88% in early morning trading, undoubtedly riding out momentum gained from a month of exciting announcements regarding the Company's plans for growth.

Earlier this month, Premier Health Group (PHGRF) (PHGI) announced that, in an effort to advance its overarching strategy to cover all major verticals associated with primary care as well as develop innovative approaches that combine human skill-based expertise with emerging technologies, it had signed a binding LOI to acquire all outstanding securities of Cloud Practice Inc.

Dr. Essam Hamza, CEO of Premier Health, said: "We are ecstatic at the opportunity to build on our patient centric technology platform through the integration of Cloud Practice's suite of software solutions. They have a strong team of developers who are just as enthusiastic as we are about the future of healthcare. We believe that this partnership will help facilitate our vision of integrating telemedicine, online booking and other premium services with our electronic medical record (EMR) system."

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Akers Biosciences, Inc (AKER) enjoyed positive gains in early morning trading on Monday as its shares shot up 5.11% to $1.35 per share. Back in March, the Company, known for its development of rapid health information technologies, announced that it had entered into a three-year National Distribution Agreement with Diagnostica Stago, inc for the sale of the Company's flagship rapid test for Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia across the U.S.

According to a press release issued at the time, John J. Gormally, the Company's chief executive officer commented: "The addition of Stago to our growing and distinguished distributor network is a significant milestone in the commercialization of PIFA PLUSS PF4™. Stago is a recognized leader in the field of hemostasis and has a very large and established customer base to which to market our product. Through Stago, Akers Bio will gain access to a dedicated and specialized sales team who are focused exclusively on buyers of hemostasis-related products. Akers Bio is excited about the potential for near-term US sales growth through this new, additional and specialized channel to market."

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vTv Therapeutics Inc (VTVT) announced, in early November, all associated achievements relevant to the Company in its third quarter earnings report.

In a press release regarding the announcement, the Company's chief executive officer commented:

''We continue to believe in the therapeutic potential of azeliragon and are committed to finding the optimal development pathway forward for the program,'' said Steve Holcombe, chief executive officer, vTv Therapeutics. ''We are also making progress with our other programs, either internally in the case of our GKA program, or through our licensing partners for our GLP-1R agonist, PPAR-delta, and PDE4 programs. We hope to see milestones achieved for each of these programs during 2019.''

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Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc (ACHN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on championing drug treatments for those suffering fromcomplement mediated disorders, announced earlier results earlier this month for the Company's Phase 2 trials o its first-generation oral factor D inhibitor, ACH-4471, as well as Phase 1 pharmacokinetics and potency data for several other drugs.

"These compelling findings underscore the momentum for Achillion and our factor D portfolio as we advance three oral small molecule compounds through clinical development. Our oral factor D inhibitors have the potential to treat patients suffering from alternative pathway mediated diseases," said Joe Truitt, President and Chief Executive Officer at Achillion. "In C3G, we have completed patient dosing in our 14-day biomarker/dose ranging study and we are currently enrolling patients in our 6 and 12-month PoC trials. We now have 18 clinical sites open globally and plan to open additional sites in 2019."

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