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AstraZenca beefs up respiratory portfolio

AstraZenca beefs up respiratory portfolio

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AstraZeneca has made an $875-million move to beef up its respiratory pipeline by making Almirall's lineup its own.

Docs not fans of Valeant-Allergan mix

The Wall Street Journal reports that 44% of dermatologists and plastic surgeons polled in a Sanford Bernstein survey said they would consider Botox alternatives if Allergan becomes a Valeant subsidiary.

Roche is hungry, not starving for M&A

CEO Severin Schwan tells Reuters that the Swiss firm will be looking for small acquisitions and partnerships.

Allergan touts reorg, plans to lay off 13% of workforce

Allergan touts reorg, plans to lay off 13% of workforce

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Allergan's second-quarter earnings, and a new round of cuts, are now part of the Botox maker's record as it seeks to remain independent.

Shire, AbbVie join forces for $55B

Shire, AbbVie join forces for $55B

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The deal includes a $1.6-billion fee if AbbVie tries to walk away.

Salix heads to Ireland

Salix heads to Ireland

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Salix Pharmaceuticals joins the tax-inversion migration by purchasing Cosmo Technologies.

Allergan updates pipeline

Allergan updates pipeline

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Allergan's latest pipeline news was a mix of the good and the bad. The good: a potential Lucentis competitor is progressing. The bad: migraine medication Semprana has stalled.

IMS to buy Cegedim CRM

IMS to buy Cegedim CRM

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IMS is offering $520 million cash to add Cegedim's CRM and strategic data business. Cegedim says it will use the money to pay down debt.

Shire rebuffs AbbVie

Dublin-based Shire is urging shareholders to back independence and ignore AbbVie's $46.4 billion bid.

Medtronic buys Covidien

The deal makes Medtronic the most recent company to seek out lower tax rates.

Allergan turns down Valeant

CEO David Pyott told Modern Healthcare that acquisition fallout would have probably included a pinched R&D budget and higher product prices.

Roche builds strength in molecular diagnostics

The company is buying Genia Technologies for $125 million.

Valeant ups the ante

In addition to raising its bid for Allergan, Valeant is lobbying for a shareholder meeting to oust six board members.

Valeant ups Allergan bid

The new offer is $49.4 billion.

Pfizer, AstraZeneca part ways

Pfizer, AstraZeneca part ways

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Pfizer announced Monday that it will no longer pursue AstraZeneca, but industry watchers note it may not really be over.

Pfizer and AstraZeneca: what's next

Pfizer and AstraZeneca present their cases for and against a possible merger to UK lawmakers this week.

Sanofi snubs Allergan, Allergan snubs Valeant

Reports indicate Allergan's reported attempt to lure Sanofi and J&J into an partnership have failed, and that the Botox manufacturer has told Valeant to keep its takeover offer to itself.

AZ appeal for independence seen as bargaining chip

AZ appeal for independence seen as bargaining chip

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The firm laid out reasons for why it should remain independent of Pfizer, but analysts say projected earnings are a bit too optimistic and could be a ploy to up the offer.

Bayer buys Merck OTC portfolio

Bayer buys Merck OTC portfolio

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The $14.2-billion deal is expected to close in the second half of this year.

Pfizer posts weak Q1 sales, stands by AZ offer

Pfizer posts weak Q1 sales, stands by AZ offer

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CEO Ian Read told investors Monday that an AZ merger would benefit Astra shareholders and add oomph to its marketing potential. Another exec said he could "envision" filing palbociclib this year, but made no promises.

Court idles Sun-Ranbaxy deal

Insider-trading allegations have temporarily stopped the merger.

Allergan reported to seek other partners

Bloomberg says the Botox manufacturer has reached out to Sanofi and Johnson & Johnson.

GSK, Novartis, Lilly play musical chairs

GSK, Novartis, Lilly play musical chairs

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The three drugmakers rearranged part of the pharma universe Tuesday with a string of pipeline-altering deals.

Valeant bids $47B for Allergan

Valeant bids $47B for Allergan

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The deal would bring Allergan's Botox and Juvederm under the same roof as Restylane.

Rumor: Pfizer offered to buy AstraZeneca

The rumored $101 billion bid would give Pfizer a foothold in imuno-oncology and diabetes.

Roche seals two deals in one weekend

The Swiss drugmaker has scooped up Oryzon's experimental acute myeloid leukemia treatment and private Massachusetts diagnostics firm IQuum.

Forest acquisition whets M&A appetite

Bloomberg reports that Teva has sparked interest as a takeover target.

Actavis buys Forest, bolsters specialty biz

Actavis buys Forest, bolsters specialty biz

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The drugmaker, hitherto known for its generic expertise, says the purchase could mean that half its future revenue will come from branded, specialty drugs.

Novartis expands immuno-oncology presence

Novartis expands immuno-oncology presence

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The drugmaker's purchase of private biotech CoStim Pharmaceuticals comes with a host of experimental immuno-oncology agents.

Merck, Genzyme, Alnylam play RNA musical chairs

The three drugmakers launched into a series of sell-offs and acquisitions over the weekend.

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