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Leading Pharmaceutical Companies Mid-day Trading with Mixed Results and also New Patent News Announced for Crown Marketing

 Leading Pharmaceutical Companies Mid-day Trading with Mixed Results and also
                New Patent News Announced for Crown Marketing

  PR Newswire

  CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, February 14, 2013

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, February 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

FinancialNewsMedia.com reports on active HealthCare Companies experiencing
mid-day trading today with mixed results: Crown Marketing Pharmaceutical,
Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY), GNC
Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE).

Crown Marketing Pharmaceuticals was trading higher than normal volume by
mid-day trading over 1.5 Million Shares as the company issued news before the
markets opened today. To read the entire following press release details
along with all the recent Crown news, please go to
http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/cwnm . The press release states
Crown Marketing announced today that Patents for its Controlled Drug Delivery
Technology (CDDT) have been approved and registered in South Africa. This is
the Company's second major announcement regarding the approval of new Patents
following last week's news it had also secured Patents in Norway. Crown is
continuing to secure its worldwide patent rights as it pursues novel
applications of its drug delivery technology. For more details regarding
Crown's CDDT applications, go to http://crowncddt.com/technology/

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) engages in the discovery, development,
manufacture, and sale of health care products worldwide. It offers diagnostic
systems and tests, such as immunoassay and clinical chemistry systems; assays
for screening and/or diagnosis for drugs of abuse, cancer, therapeutic drug
monitoring, fertility, and physiological and infectious diseases. ABT was up
$0.14 per share at mid-day trading on 4.5 Million shares by 12:30pm EST.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) announced this week it has entered
into a three-year collaboration agreement with Reckitt Benckiser Group plc
(LSE: RBL) for several of its over-the-counter medicines currently sold across
Latin America, primarily in Mexico and Brazil. BMY was up slightly in mid-day
trading at $36.40 per share on 4.1 Million shares by 12:30pm EST.

GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC), a leading global specialty retailer of health
and wellness products, today reported its financial results for the quarter
and year ended December 31, 2012. Get the full report at
http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/gnc .GNC was up over 8% in
mid-day trading at $39.14 per share on 6.7 Million shares by 12:45pm EST.

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), a biopharmaceutical company, engages in the
discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of medicines for people and
animals worldwide. It primarily offers Celebrex, Chantix/Champix, Lipitor,
Lyrica, Premarin, Pristiq, and Viagra pharmaceutical products in the
therapeutic and disease areas of Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular, erectile
dysfunction, genitourinary, depressive disorder, pain, respiratory, and
smoking cessation. GNC was up slightly in mid-day trading at $27.07 per share
on 14.7 Million shares by 12:55pm EST.

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