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May 12, 2014
08:09 EDTACT, VRXActavis announces patent challenge settlement for Acanya
Actavis (ACT) announced that it has entered into an agreement with Valeant (VRX) to settle all outstanding patent litigation related to Actavis' generic version of Acanya Gel, 1.2%/2.5%. Acanya Gel is a lincosamide antibiotic and benzoyl peroxide indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris. Under the terms of the agreement, Valeant will grant Actavis a license to market its generic Acanya Gel beginning in July 1, 2018 or earlier under certain circumstances. Other details of the settlement were not disclosed. For the 12 months ending February 28, Acanyaź had total U.S. sales of approximately $121M, according to IMS Health data.
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August 22, 2014
16:11 EDTACTActavis confirms generic Neupro patent challenge
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09:33 EDTVRXValeant to request today special meeting of Allergan holders, CNBC reports
Valeant (VRX) will deliver today a request of 30%-plus of Allergan (AGN) shareholders for a special meeting, CNBC's David Faber reports, citing sources.
06:49 EDTVRXJudge rejects Allergan inquiry to quicken insider trading case, Reuters says
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06:45 EDTVRXJudge refuses to prevent special Allergan shareholder meeting, NY Times says
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August 21, 2014
15:16 EDTACTDEA restricts painkiller drug prescriptions to curb abuse, WSJ reports
The Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA, will reclassify hydrocodone combination painkiller drugs and place them in the category of medical substances that have the highest potential for harm in an attempt to curb the widespread abuse of the drugs, according to The Wall Street Journal. The rescheduling of the drugs will take effect in 45 days and result in people being able to obtain the drug for only 90 days without obtaining a new prescription. Major manufacturers of these drugs include Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA), Mallinckrodt (MNK), AbbVie (ABBV), and Actavis (ACT). Reference Link
09:42 EDTVRXValeant to sell Precision's assets related to two acne treatments
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07:55 EDTACTActavis volatility expected to move on Pfizer considering new target report
Actavis (ACT) volatility is expected to move on Pfizer (PFE) considering other overseas alternatives, Bloomberg reports. Overall option implied volatility of 27 is near its 26-week average of 31 according to Track Data, suggesting decreasing price movement.
07:47 EDTACTPfizer looking at new targets, including Actavis, Bloomberg reports
While it weighs another attempt to acquire AstraZeneca (AZN), Pfizer is considering other overseas alternatives, including Actavis (ACT), Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Pfizer prefers to reach a deal with AstraZeneca, and a move on another company is unlikely "anytime soon," Bloomberg adds, citing its sources. Shares of Actavis are rising 3%, or $6.65, to $230.01 in pre-market trading, while AstraZeneca is up 2% to $72.59. Reference Link
07:38 EDTACTSupernus announces paragraph IV Abbreviated NDA filing for Trokendi XR
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August 20, 2014
17:59 EDTVRXAllergan talks with Salix in defense tactic said to be dormant, Bloomberg says
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17:35 EDTVRXAllergan said to explore options outside of Salix acquisition, Bloomberg says
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10:53 EDTVRXAnalysts say Salix takeover would boost Allergan
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09:46 EDTVRXAllergan merger deal not imminent, CNBC's Faber reports
An acquisition by Allergan (AGN) is not imminent, CNBC's David Faber reports. Salix (SLXP) and Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) are said to be potential targets of the company, Faber adds. Valeant (VRX) could announce over the next few days that it has enough votes to call for a special meeting, the reported said.
07:07 EDTVRXSome Valeant shareholders express uncertainty over Allergan deal, Reuters says
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August 19, 2014
17:14 EDTVRXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:52 EDTVRXAllergan all-cash deal would reduce hostile bid chances, says BMO Capital
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13:13 EDTVRXAllergan approached Salix, one other about takeover, WSJ reports
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11:18 EDTACTDepomed announces favorable ruling in Gralise case
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10:32 EDTACTDepomed higher after favorable ruling in Gralise case
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07:26 EDTACTActavis confirms positive results from RECLAIM pivotal Phase III studies
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