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January 26, 2013
16:11 EDTENDP, ABT, TEVA, COV, ACTFDA panel recommends new restrictions on painkiller, WSJ says
After two days of testimony, an FDA drug safety advisory panel voted 19-10 to recommended new restrictions on products containing hydrocodone—a category that includes Vicodin--should be reclassified as Schedule II controlled substances, along with other narcotic painkillers such as oxycodone, says the Wall Steet Journal. Hydrocodone products are currently in Schedule III. Reference Link
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June 18, 2015
08:02 EDTTEVATeva, Microchips Biotech announce partnership agreement
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07:36 EDTTEVAReceptos remains an attractive takeover candidate, says Leerink
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06:09 EDTABT, TEVATeva raises stake in Mylan to 4.3%, Globes reports
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June 17, 2015
07:12 EDTTEVANeurocrine price target raised to $87 from $63 at Piper Jaffray
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June 16, 2015
14:23 EDTTEVAReceptos price target raised to $348 at Wedbush on M&A potential
Wedbush analysts Liana Moussatos and Kelechi Chikere said they'd interpreted Receptos (RCPT) comments with its earnings report in May about its ability to commercialize ozanimod on its own as a message to potential buyers that their bids were too low. Following a recent report from Proactive Investors, which claimed that Receptos had turned down bids of $200 per share from AstraZeneca (AZN) and $280 per share from Teva (TEVA) and Gilead (GILD), the analysts said they have reconsidered their valuation assumptions, as they believe these bid values could be accurate. Wedbush raised its fair value estimate on Receptos to $348 from $211, citing a belief in increased industry interest in ozanimod and the rest of Receptos’ pipeline, and maintains an Outperform rating on the stock.
14:12 EDTTEVA, ABTAbbott backing marginally ups chances of Mylan-Perrigo deal, says BMO Capital
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11:06 EDTTEVA, ABTTeva says 'fully committed' to bid for Mylan, Bloomberg reports
After Abbott (ABT) announced earlier that it intends to vote its 14.5% stake in Mylan (MYL) in favor of Mylan's proposed acquisition of Perrigo (PRGO), a Teva (TEVA) spokesperson told Bloomberg in an email that the company remains "fully committed" to is offer to acquire Mylan, which Teva said is better than Mylan's suggested deal for Perrigo.
10:29 EDTTEVAGeneric drugs may be targets of congressional price probe, Bloomberg says
In addition to branded drugs that were cited for "staggering" price increases in a congressional probe on drug prices being led by U.S. Senator Bernie Saunders, generic drug makers may also be targeted, stated Bloomberg Intelligence. Data show some generics, including clomipramine hydrochloride and tetracycline, have seen "aggressive" quarterly price increases, the report noted. Generic drug makers that could be caught up in the probe include Mallinckrodt (MNK), Teva (TEVA), Novartis' (NVS) Sandoz unit, Mylan (MYL), Taro Pharmaceutical (TARO) and Teva (TEVA). Mallinckrodt shares are down about 4% in early trading.
09:21 EDTABTMylan issues statement regarding Abbott's support for Perrigo transaction
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09:10 EDTABTAbbott confirms support for Mylan's proposed acquisition of Perrigo
Abbott (BT) confirmed its continued support for Mylan (MYL) N.V's growth strategy by stating its intent to vote its 14.5% stake in Mylan in favor of Mylan's proposed acquisition of Perrigo (PRGO). "We chose Mylan to acquire our developed markets branded generics pharmaceuticals because its scale and breadth across critical distribution channels, broad and diverse portfolio, and commitment to patients and product quality strongly positions it for success in the years to come," said Abbott. "As both Mylan's largest shareholder and its partner through our continued manufacturing relationships, Abbott has considered the entire situation and we believe Mylan's standalone strategy and acquisition of Perrigo will further enhance its platform, is strategically compelling, value enhancing for shareholders, and offers a clear path to completion. In light of these factors, we will be voting in favor of the Perrigo transaction."
08:05 EDTTEVATeva reports ARM-TD study meets primary endpoint
Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) announced positive top-line results from the pivotal clinical study Aim to Reduce Movements in Tardive Dyskinesia, or ARM-TD, designed to evaluate the efficacy of SD-809 in the treatment of moderate to severe tardive dyskinesia. Top-line data showed that the study met its primary endpoint and demonstrated a positive trend in all secondary endpoints. The primary endpoint of ARM-TD was the change in the Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale, or AIMS, from baseline to end of therapy, assessed by blinded centralized video rating. The study results show patients taking SD-809 achieved an improvement of 3.0 points on the AIMS score from baseline to end of therapy compared to 1.6 points in placebo for a clinically meaningful effect. Study results also demonstrated a favorable safety and tolerability profile of SD-809. Fewer patients taking SD-809 than placebo experienced serious adverse events. Three patients discontinued from the study for adverse events. For all other side effects reported in the study, rates in the SD-809 group were similar or lower than the placebo group. Further analysis of the additional data from the study is ongoing and details will be shared at future medical meetings and through peer-reviewed publication, the company said. SD-809 became part of Teva’s central nervous system product portfolio with the acquisition of Auspex Pharmaceuticals in May.
07:31 EDTTEVAEagle Pharmaceuticals price target raised to $95 from $65 at Cantor
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