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Drug developer Depomed said it would cut about 25% of its workforce after its lead drug candidate, Gabapentin GR, failed in a late-stage clinical trial. The company had 105 full-time employees as of Dec. 31, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Forest Laboratories and Microbia announced that they have entered into co-development and co-marketing deal valued at up to $330 million for Microbia's first-in-class compound linaclotide, currently being investigated for the treatment of constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation and other gastrointestinal disorders.

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