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July 28, 2014
06:22 EDTCVS, HZNP, ESRXHorizon Pharma said Duexis, Vimovo to be placed on CVS, Express exlclusion lists
Horizon Pharma (HZNP) said it has been verbally notified that in August, two pharmacy benefit managers, CVS Caremark (CVS) and Express Scripts (ESRX), expect to announce DUEXIS and VIMOVO will no longer be on their formularies and will be placed on their exclusion lists effective January 1, 2015. As a change in Caremark and ESI formulary status would not take effect until 2015, Horizon Pharma does not expect this potential action to impact the financial guidance of $270M-280M for net revenues and $80M-90M for adjusted EBITDA for fiscal 2014 as provided in first quarter earnings press release dated May 9. In response to potentially being placed on Caremarkís and ESIís exclusion lists, the company said it will immediately accelerate patient and physician focused commercial model to focus prescriptions through other channels such as our Prescriptions Made Easy program, continue working with many of the other PBMs and evaluate price increases. We estimate approximately 20%-30% of DUEXIS and VIMOVO prescriptions could be impacted by the potential actions by Caremark and ESI. In the future, if additional healthcare plans adopt the Caremark or ESI exclusion lists or otherwise exclude DUEXIS or VIMOVO from the formularies they use, which they are not required to do, there could possibly be additional DUEXIS and VIMOVO prescriptions affected.
News For HZNP;CVS;ESRX From The Last 14 Days
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November 23, 2015
09:21 EDTCVSConsolidated Tomoka disposes non-core income property for about $5.4M
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08:08 EDTESRXBarron's article on Express Scripts a mischaracterization, says JPMorgan
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07:37 EDTHZNPHorizon Pharma reinstated with a Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst David Steinberg reinstated Horizon Pharma (HZNP) with a Buy rating and reduced price target of $32. The company's standalone growth "appears healthy" and a near-term deal is likely following its failed attempt to acquire Depomed (DEPO), Steinberg tells investors in a research note.
06:12 EDTHZNPValeant questions spread to similar drug companies, WSJ says
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November 22, 2015
13:11 EDTESRX, HZNPExpress Scripts' link to specialty drug makers presents new risk, Barron's says
Express Scripts' (ESRX) United BioSource unit -- often hired by specialty drug makers to help patients find money for costly treatments -- appears at odds with the company's role in negotiating lower drug prices, Barron's contends in a feature article. Though Express Scripts will continue to earn the "vast majority" of its profits as a pharmacy-benefit manager, Barron's argues that investors should view its work on behalf of specialty drug companies as a risk factor for the stock, particularly in light of recent Valeant (VRX) and Horizon (HZNP) headlines. Reference Link
November 20, 2015
18:58 EDTESRXExpress Scripts management to meet with JPMorgan
Meeting to be held in New York on November 24 hosted by JPMorgan.
10:03 EDTHZNPHorizon Pharma upgraded to Buy from Hold at Brean Capital
09:10 EDTHZNPOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF), up 16.3%... Foot Locker (FL), up 4.8%. ALSO HIGHER: Horizon Pharma (HZNP), up 1.6% after withdrawing offer to acquire Depomed (DEPO)... Nike (NKE), up 4.3% after announcing a $12B repurchase program, a two-for-one stock split, and that it will raise its dividend. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Nimble Storage (NMBL), down 45.3%... Mentor Graphics (MENT), down 28%. ALSO LOWER: Depomed, down 5.9% after Horizon Pharma withdrew its offer to acquire the company... Builders FirstSource (BLDR), down 3.7% after 7M share Spot Secondary priced at $13.25.
05:17 EDTHZNPDepomed comments on Horizon Pharma withdrawal of offer to acquire company
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05:13 EDTHZNPHorizon Pharma withdraws offer to acquire Depomed
Horizon Pharma (HZNP) announced that at a hearing, Judge Peter Kirwan of the Superior Court of California for the County of Santa Clara granted Depomed's (DEPO) motion for preliminary injunctive relief against Horizon Pharma's alleged use of information that Depomed claimed was confidential. In his ruling, Judge Kirwan did not grant the injunctive relief Horizon Pharma had sought regarding the legality of Depomed's poison pill and certain of the bylaw amendments announced by Depomed's board of directors on July 13. While we strongly disagree with the court's ruling, we are withdrawing our offer to acquire Depomed," said Timothy P. Walbert, chairman, president and CEO, Horizon Pharma. "Today's ruling by the court does not affect our 2016 guidance or long-range plan or expectations. We have built a strong and diversified portfolio of medicines that we expect will exceed $750Mn in net sales in 2015 and we expect will drive nearly $1B in net sales in 2016. As we look to the future, we are committed to our strategy of complementing our strong organic growth, which has the potential to double our net sales to approximately $2B by 2020, with value enhancing acquisitions. While we are disappointed by the court's ruling, Depomed was only one of many attractive acquisition opportunities we have been actively pursuing."
November 18, 2015
15:40 EDTESRX, CVSCongressman says U.S. may need look at pharmacy competition, dealReporter says
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11:01 EDTCVSTarget says working with CVS team to secure regulatory approval for deal
Target (TGT) says "pleased" with progress to date of CVS (CVS) deal.
November 17, 2015
10:20 EDTHZNPOptions with increasing implied volatility
Options with increasing implied volatility: SGMS HZNP CSC ULTA RH BURL GME AEO BBRY TIF
10:17 EDTCVS, ESRXHouse Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing
The Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law holds a hearing entitled, "The State of Competition in the Pharmacy Benefit Manager and Pharmacy Marketplaces" with Vice President Bricker of Express Scripts and Senior Vice President Pons of CVS Health on November 17 at 3 pm. Webcast Link
November 16, 2015
10:43 EDTHZNPOptions with increasing implied volatility
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09:06 EDTCVS, ESRXDiplomat seen as compelling amid specialty pharmacy fallout
Shares of specialty pharmacy operator Diplomat Pharmacy (DPLO) and pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts (ESRX) have each been knocked down by the negative news surrounding the sector amid the troubles faced by Valeant (VRX) and others, but an analyst at Leerink contends in a note to investors that the pullbacks in both stocks provide buying opportunities. BACKGROUND: Drugmaker Valeant and its prior specialty pharmacy partner, Philidor Rx Services, have been at the center of the firestorm engulfing the sector. Following claims that Philidor urged its employees to modify prescriptions to ensure more orders of Valeant-branded drugs rather than generics, as well as other allegations of wrongdoing, Express Scripts (ESRX) and peer CVS Health (CVS) terminated Philidor from their networks. The day after those termination announcements, Valeant said that it was severing all ties with Philidor and that the pharmacy planned to shut down operations as soon as possible, consistent with applicable laws. Valeant has subsequently said that Philidor has committed to cease operations by January 30, 2016, at the latest. More recently, Express Scripts, the nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager, announced that it stopped doing business with Linden Care, accusing it of being a "captive" pharmacy that dispenses mostly products made by Horizon Pharma (HZNP). In turn, Horizon called the idea that Linden Care is a captive pharmacy "entirely false," stating that "at best Express Scripts is being reckless in its allegations and at worse it is intentionally attempting to mislead investors." Express Scripts' move also impacted shares of Insys Therapeutics (INSY), which reportedly also used Linden Care to fulfill prescription for its drugs. DIPLOMAT LIKELY TO STAY IN-NETWORK: Leerink analyst David Larsen acknowledged that recent events indicate that Express Scripts appears to be evaluating certain retail pharmacies and their relationships with manufacturers, but he believes Diplomat's mix of drugs for diseases like multiple sclerosis, HIV, hepatitis C and cancer differentiate it as a "true" specialty pharmacy. Larsen does not think Diplomat is at risk of being excluded from the pharmacy networks of Express Scripts, CVS or UnitedHealth's (UNH) Optum, he tells investors. Larsen expects limited distribution agreements to stay an important channel strategy for drugmakers and believes these agreements are appropriate for high cost specialty drugs that require special handling and additional services to manage patient adherence. The analyst, who thinks Diplomat remains well positioned to deliver annual growth of over 30% in the next several years, keeps an Outperform rating on its shares. EXPRESS BUYING OPPORTUNITY: Larsen also thinks concerns around manufacturer and pharmacy relationships have put unwarranted pressure on shares of Express Scripts. He does not expect Express Scripts to disclose new lawsuits around rebate dollars owed over other manufacturer disputes and keeps an Outperform rating on the stock, which he views as having an "attractive" valuation. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Larsen also thinks that the specialty channel remains an opportunity for Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and believes its proposed acquisition of Rite Aid (RAD) can strengthen its specialty offering. The analyst keeps an Outperform rating on Walgreens shares as well. PRICE ACTION: Over the last three months, Diplomat Pharmacy shares have declined 28%, Express Scripts has fallen 6% and Walgreens has dropped 14%.
06:18 EDTCVS, ESRXDiplomat Pharmacy selloff brings 'compelling' entry point, says Leerink
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November 13, 2015
14:06 EDTHZNPHorizon Pharma extends exchange offer to acquire Depomed
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10:50 EDTHZNPOptions with increasing implied volatility
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November 12, 2015
05:23 EDTESRX, HZNPStocks with implied volatility movement; HZNP ESRX
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Horizon Pharma (HZNP) 123, Express Scripts (ESRX) 32 according to iVolatility.
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