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June 20, 2014
11:29 EDTAKRX, ACTFTC approves settlement with Akorn over Hi-Tech Pharmacal acquisition
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that Akorn Enterprises’ (AKRX) $640M acquisition of Hi-Tech Pharmacal was anticompetitive and would lead to higher prices for consumers in several current and future generic drug markets. The final order settling the FTC’s charges requires the parties to sell either Akorn’s or Hi-Tech’s rights and assets to each of five drug products to Watson Laboratories (ACT) and required Akorn to assign Watson its contract for making a currently available branded and generic topical anesthetic cream within 10 days after the deal is completed. Reference Link
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September 2, 2014
09:23 EDTACTActavis announced FDA accepted filing of eluxadoline's NDA
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August 22, 2014
16:11 EDTACTActavis confirms generic Neupro patent challenge
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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
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 19, 2014
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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