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July 21, 2014
11:22 EDTVRX, AGNAllergan CEO: At the end of the day, it's up to Valeant to say what's going on
CEO David Pyott added, "When you see those kinds of disconnects, it should lead to some really detailed questions on your part. And we'll be very interested to see if this kind of growth continues into the third quarter... There is reason for a substantial discussion with Valeant."
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September 3, 2015
17:22 EDTAGNAllergan to acquire AqueSys for $300M upfront payment
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17:18 EDTAGNAllergan to acquire AqueSys for $300M upfront payment
07:14 EDTVRXSynergetics downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Stephens
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September 2, 2015
16:51 EDTVRXOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Wednesday
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08:03 EDTVRXSynergetics to be acquired by Valeant for $6.50 per share in cash
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08:00 EDTVRXSynergetics to be acquired by Valeant for $6.50 per share in cash
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07:17 EDTAGNAllergan announces FDA approval of updated label for TEFLARO
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07:09 EDTAGNAllergan announces topline results from RECAPTURE 1 and 2
Allergan announced positive topline results from RECAPTURE 1 and 2, the pivotal Phase III studies evaluating the antibiotic AVYCAZ as a treatment for adult hospitalized patients with complicated urinary tract infections, including pyelonephritis. AVYCAZ consists of a cephalosporin, ceftazidime, an established treatment for serious bacterial infections, and the first and only non-beta lactam beta-lactamase inhibitor, avibactam. The addition of avibactam protects ceftazidime from being broken down by certain beta-lactamases that are produced by these resistant bacteria. The global RECAPTURE 1 and 2 Phase III studies evaluated the safety and efficacy of AVYCAZ administered intravenously as a two-hour infusion, compared to doripenem, administered intravenously as a 30-minute infusion, in hospitalized adult patients with cUTI, including pyelonephritis. Data from the studies were analysed as a single-pooled dataset with the agreement of the US FDA and the EMA. AVYCAZ was also effective in treating cUTI patients infected with ceftazidime-resistant bacteria. Allergan plans to submit this data as a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the Food and Drug Administration by the end of 2015.
September 1, 2015
05:33 EDTVRXValeant, AstraZeneca to partner on brodalumab
Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) announced that its affiliate has entered into a collaboration agreement with AstraZeneca (AZN) under which Valeant was granted an exclusive license to develop and commercialize brodalumab. Brodalumab is an IL-17 receptor monoclonal antibody in development for patients with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Under the agreement, Valeant will hold the exclusive rights to develop and commercialize brodalumab globally, except in Japan and certain other Asian countries where rights are held by Kyowa Hakko Kirin under a prior arrangement with Amgen Inc., the originator of brodalumab. Valeant will assume all development costs associated with the regulatory approval for brodalumab. Regulatory submission in U.S. and EU for brodalumab in moderate-to-severe psoriasis is planned for Q4. Under the terms of the agreement, Valeant will make an up-front payment to AstraZeneca of $100M, as well as additional pre-launch milestones of up to $170M and further sales-related milestone payments of up to $175M following launch. After approval, AstraZeneca and Valeant will share profits.
August 31, 2015
08:04 EDTAGNAllergan completes Nuarex acquisition
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07:39 EDTAGNCiti calls Allergan a 'stock to own,' keeps $360 target
Citi analyst Liav Abraham calls Allergan a "stock to own" given its "attractive" organic growth profile, pipeline potential and ability to do more acquisitions. He reiterates a Buy rating on the stock with a $360 price target.
August 28, 2015
09:50 EDTAGNAllergan plans for generic version of Endo's Fortesta blocked, Bloomberg reports
A judge upheld Endo's (ENDP) patents on Fortesta expiring in 2018 and blocked Allergan's (AGN) bid to launch a generic version of the testosterone gel, according to Bloomberg.
August 25, 2015
08:14 EDTAGNAllergan multiple is low, says Leerink
Leerink predicts that Allergan's 2016 EPS will come in at $17-$18. The firm thinks the company has "durable revenue streams," and a "deep pipeline with several potential blockbuster candidates." Leerink adds that the company "has significant capacity for M&A." It keeps a $388 price target and Outperform rating on the shares.
08:05 EDTVRXValeant names D. Robert Hale to board of directors
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International announced the addition of D. Robert Hale, Partner of ValueAct Capital, to its board of directors and the resignation of Jeffrey W. Ubben, CEO and CIO of ValueAct Capital, effective as of August 19, 2015. ValueAct Capital, an investment firm based in San Francisco with over $20B under management, owns approximately 4% of the outstanding stock of Valeant, and has been a shareholder in Valeant since 2006. As a Partner and member of the investment team of ValueAct Capital, Hale has worked closely with the board and management team of Valeant since January 2011. Hale will be the fourth Partner of ValueAct Capital to serve on the Valeant Board, following Mason Morfit, Brandon Boze, and Jeff Ubben.
August 24, 2015
08:37 EDTAGNAllergan recalls certain lots of REFRESH, FML, Blephamide treatments
Allergan announced that it is conducting a voluntary recall down to consumer level of specific lots of its REFRESH Lacri-Lube 3.5g and 7g for dry eye, REFRESH P.M. 3.5g for dry eye, FML 0.1%, and Blephamide 10%/0.2% sterile topical ophthalmic ointment combining an antibacterial and a corticosteroid, 3.5g. Allergan chose to initiate this recall based on a small number of customer complaints which reported a small black particle at the time of use. Allergan has informed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of this voluntary recall. Allergan is contacting retailers and wholesalers who have been shipped affected product lots to initiate the recall and is informing them of the steps needed to return affected product.

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