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Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, May 21

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, May 21

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CVS will buy institutional pharmacy Omnicare in a $12.7-billion deal; ProPublica says the FDA and GlaxoSmithKline failed to protect patients from misusing Advair; Regeneron and Sanofi expect to file RA drug sarilumab with the FDA in the fourth quarter of this year

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, May 19

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, May 19

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Perrigo says a Mylan deal is possible; new guidelines may reduce cancer screenings; Takeda petitions dictionaries to add a new definition for depression

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, May 12

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, May 12

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Mylan considers higher bid for Perrigo; Boehringer Ingelheim partners with health system on COPD; EMD Serono's experimental cancer drug gets Fast Track status

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, May 1

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, May 1

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Nexium tops the list of Medicare's spending on brand drugs; Gilead Sciences doubles its first-quarter profit; Pfizer reportedly wants to buy a rare-disease drug company

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, April 30

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, April 30

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FDA advisory panel recommends Amgen's T-Vec; Teva again makes the case for a merger with Mylan; the FDA approves injection to treat double chins

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, April 28

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, April 28

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Merck said Januvia is not linked to higher heart-failure risk; Biogen plans to spend $2.5 billion on Alzheimer's disease; Mylan rejected Teva's bid

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, April 24

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, April 24

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An AbbVie hep.-C drug nabbed priority review; Merck's hep.-C drug matches efficacy of Harvoni; Mylan increased its bid to buy Perrigo

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, April 23

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, April 23

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Novo Nordisk's Saxenda to cost $1,000 a month; Boehringer Ingelheim's drug receives priority review; AbbVie's hep.-C treatment Viekira Pak generates $231 million in first-quarter sales

Everyday Health buys rare-disease agency Cambridge BioMarketing

Everyday Health buys rare-disease agency Cambridge BioMarketing

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The $38-million deal expands the reach of rare-disease campaigns.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, March 19

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, March 19

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A Florida Congressman introduced a bill that would expand patent protections; Novo Nordisk expects to increase diabetes medication prices; AbbVie expanded its Alzheimer's research

Endo makes better offer for Salix

Endo makes better offer for Salix

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The company argues its offer for Salix is superior to the terms offered by serial acquirer Valeant.

Imbruvica eases AbbVie's patent worries

Imbruvica eases AbbVie's patent worries

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AbbVie's $21-billion bid to acquire Pharmacyclics may insulate the drugmaker from the impact of impending Humira biosimilars.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, March 5

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, March 5

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AbbVie nabs Pharmacyclics for $21 billion, Mallinckrodt makes a Pfizer-Hospira style acquisition, and the National Cancer Institute's director resigns

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, February 18

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Wednesday, February 18

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Researchers find repeat marketing offenders in the UK and Sweden, Actavis plans to take Allergan's name and Sanofi enters an auto-immune disease collaboration.

Pfizer's Hospira deal shores up established product division

Pfizer's Hospira deal shores up established product division

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Pfizer said the $17-billion decision to acquire Hospira will not affect the timeline of its divide-or-stay-whole decision.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, January 6

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Tuesday, January 6

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Pfizer continues to scoop up vaccine assets, Dendreon heads to auction with no lead bidder, Genentech and 23andMe will take on the Parkinson's genome.

Merck buys Swiss biotech

The drugmaker announced it will acquire OncoEthix and its oncology candidate OTX015 in a deal worth up to $365 million

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, December 8

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Monday, December 8

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Merck buys up Cubist in an $8.4B deal, a jury sides with AstraZeneca in a generic Nexium lawsuit and the NYT finds a correlation between Genentech payments and Lucentis prescriptions.

Actavis, Sanofi reportedly spar for Omega

Bloomberg reports that the race to merge with Omega also includes privately-held Boehringer Ingelheim and Perrigo.

Valeant-Allergan duel continues

Valeant indicated in its third-quarter earnings call that it expects to increase its bid for Allergan.

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday,  October 17

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Friday, October 17

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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-free Shire could open new opportunities

AbbVie-free Shire could open new opportunities

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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 reconsiders Shire

AbbVie reconsiders Shire

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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.

Acorda's $525M Civitas buy opens Parkinson's pipeline

Acorda's $525M Civitas buy opens Parkinson's pipeline

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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.

Auxilium turns down Endo, leaves door open

Auxilium turns down Endo, leaves door open

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The Chesterbrook, PA, drug manufacturer announced Monday Endo's unsolicited $2.2-billion bid undervalued the company.

Endo makes $2.2B bid for Auxilium

Endo makes $2.2B bid for Auxilium

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Endo's timing also comes as Auxilium has committed to reorganizing and merging with Canada's QLT.

Sanofi wants greater MS role

The plan is to bring in-house products to the market as well as through acquisitions.

Mylan buys branded and generic Arixtra

The $225-million deal will give Mylan one of two generics for the deep vein thrombosis drug.

The Planning Shop joins Omnicom

The London healthcare brand and research agency will be part of Omnicom's DAS Group.

Consultants expect M&A tempo to continue

Consultants expect M&A tempo to continue

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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.

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