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April 22, 2014
07:51 EDTSHPG, VRX, JAZZ, AGNAllergan could fend off Valeant with acquisition, says Jefferies
Jefferies believes Allergan (AGN) could potentially fend off Valeant's (VRX) takeover attempt by acquiring Shire (SHPG) or Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ). Jefferies thinks Allergan's board and a number of shareholders will likely oppose Valeant's buyout offer, but it notes its analysis indicates significant financial benefits to the potential transaction. The firm initiated shares of Allergan with a Hold and Valeant with a Buy after yesterday's close.
News For AGN;VRX;SHPG;JAZZ From The Last 14 Days
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April 27, 2015
06:19 EDTVRXPharmceutical companies buy drugs and raises prices, WSJ reports
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April 24, 2015
09:18 EDTVRXValeant and Progenics' Relistor eceives positive opinion from EMA
Valeant (VRX) and Progenics (PGNX) announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive opinion recommending a new indication for Relistor Subcutaneous Injection for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation when response to laxative therapy has not been sufficient in adult patients, aged 18 years and older. Additionally, the Committee has recommended a one-year extension of data/marketing protection for Relistor, to 11 years from the date of approval.
April 23, 2015
09:20 EDTJAZZ, SHPGCelgene patent latest to be challenged by Hayman Capital's Bass
The Coalition For Affordable Drugs, a group linked to Hayman Capital's Kyle Bass, has requested an Inter Partes Review of Claims 110 of U.S. Patent No. 6,045,501 held by Celgene (CELG), according to a USPTO filing. The 501 patent claims methods for delivering a drug, including a teratogenic drug, to a patient while preventing the exposure of a fetus or other contraindicated individuals to the drug. The patent is related to the company's Revlimid drug. BACKGROUND: Previously, the same coalition requested an Inter Partes Review of patents held by Pharmacyclics (PCYC), Acorda Therapeutics (ACOR), Shire (SHPG) and Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ). On January 7, Reuters reported that Bass planned to take "around 15 pharmaceutical companies with a combined market capitalization of $450B" into an Inter Partes Review for extending patents in questionable ways, citing a presentation made by Bass in Oslo. PRICE ACTION: Shares of Celgene are down 0.5% to $114.92 in pre-market trading.
April 22, 2015
07:07 EDTSHPGEuropean Association for the Study of the Liver to hold annual meeting
50th Annual Meeting of EASL will be held in Vienna, Austria on April 22-26.
April 20, 2015
14:32 EDTJAZZ, SHPGPharmacyclics patent for Imbruvica challenged by Hayman Capital's Bass
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April 13, 2015
07:20 EDTSHPGShire price target raised to $288 from $267 at JPMorgan
JPMorgan raised its price target for Shire to $288 after lifting its estimates for Lifitegrast in dry eye following the FDA's Priority Review designation. The firm believes the FDA is very likely to approve the application in October of this year, without waiting for the third Phase III study late 2015. It upped its 2020 Lifitegrast forecasts by $600M to $900M and reiterates an Overweight rating on Shire.

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