Bloomberg reports that the race to merge with Omega also includes privately-held Boehringer Ingelheim and Perrigo.
Valeant indicated in its third-quarter earnings call that it expects to increase its bid for Allergan.
Amgen sues Sanofi and Regeneron over PCSK9 patents; FDA panel wants Chantix black box to stay; Valeant-Allergan uproar rises in pitch; Pharmacyclics and Roche team up against CLL; and GSK's Ebola vax may "miss" the current crisis.
AbbVie's board is encouraging shareholders to kill the Shire acquisition, and analysts say a breakup would still leave Shire in a strong position.
AbbVie is thinking about modifying or walking away from its offer to buy Dublin's Shire. A breakup would cost the Illinois company over $1.6 billion.
The all-cash deal gives Acorda access to an experimental inhaled Parkinson's treatment that is meant to help patients when medication levels dip and symptoms surface.
The Chesterbrook, PA, drug manufacturer announced Monday Endo's unsolicited $2.2-billion bid undervalued the company.
Endo's timing also comes as Auxilium has committed to reorganizing and merging with Canada's QLT.
The plan is to bring in-house products to the market as well as through acquisitions.
The $225-million deal will give Mylan one of two generics for the deep vein thrombosis drug.
The London healthcare brand and research agency will be part of Omnicom's DAS Group.
PwC anticipates that divestitures will fuel late-2014 deals, but notes that the noise around early deals and the financials don't fully match up.
Allergan sets a shareholder voting date, Novo describes the types of acquisitions it will consider, and the AstraZeneca-Pfizer talks can now reopen.
Roche has beat out rumored competitors GlaxoSmithKline and Sanofi in a run-off to acquire California biotech InterMune.
Roche backs away from Chugai but embraces InterMune, Merck rumored on track to score first PD-1 approval, a new Ebola strain may have surfaced and JNJ scoops up experimental anti-TNF.
Political furor over the recent spate of tax inversions is having little influence on how the government chooses its partners.
The Wall Street Journal says the deal would add "another layer of intrigue" to the Allergan-Valeant hostilities.
GlaxoSmithKline, Actelion, Sanofi and Roche are said to be among a host of suitors.
The $250 million cash deal includes an additional $200 million in milestone payments.
The meningitis and encephalitis medications earned a combined $300 million last year.
AstraZeneca has made an $875-million move to beef up its respiratory pipeline by making Almirall's lineup its own.
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.
CEO Severin Schwan tells Reuters that the Swiss firm will be looking for small acquisitions and partnerships.
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.
The deal includes a $1.6-billion fee if AbbVie tries to walk away.
Salix Pharmaceuticals joins the tax-inversion migration by purchasing Cosmo Technologies.
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 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.
Dublin-based Shire is urging shareholders to back independence and ignore AbbVie's $46.4 billion bid.
The deal makes Medtronic the most recent company to seek out lower tax rates.
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