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August 6, 2014
08:16 EDTMNK, DEPOMallinckrodt receives patent from U.S. PTO
Mallinckrodt (MNK) announced that on July 29 the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted the company a new patent related to MNK-155. The patent, U.S. Patent Number 8,790,694 contains composition claims directed to unique design, formulation, pharmacokinetic, and release characteristics of MNK-155 and conveys the same period of exclusivity as did the patent granted in 2013 for the companyís product XARTEMIS XR Extended-Release Tablets. MNK-155 is Mallinckrodtís investigational extended-release oral formulation of hydrocodone and acetaminophen studied for the management of moderate to moderately severe acute pain where the use of an opioid analgesic is appropriate. The release profile of MNK-155 combines Mallinckrodt-proprietary technology and Depomedís (DEPO) advanced Acuform drug delivery technology.
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January 23, 2015
07:04 EDTMNKMallinckrodt board approves share repurchase program
Mallinckrodt announced that its board has approved a share repurchase program. The open-ended authorization permits the company to repurchase up to $300 million of Mallinckrodt ordinary shares.
January 20, 2015
09:18 EDTDEPOJohnson & Johnson CEO says core businesses 'strong'
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) providing sustainable, high quality healthcare "one of society's greatest challenges." Says core businesses "strong," positioned to continue expanding their leadership positions. CEO Alex Gorsky says company is changing the way it interacts with customers, evolving to be more "effective," "efficient." Says U.S. OTC consent decree requirements completed. Says in the process of developing a China lung center. Says still plans to take $1B out of P&L in next three years. Says aims to bring Ebola vaccine to market "as fast as possible." Says "well-positioned" for long-term. Says currency headwinds have increased "quite substantially," negatively impacting sales, earnings to greater extent than company had anticipated. Sees Depomed (DEPO) transaction closing in Q2. Expects R&D tax credit will be renewed in 2015. If R&D tax credit is approved, sees effective tax rate for 2015 of approx. 20%-21%. Sees operational sales growth for 2015 approx. 6%. Says Wall Street forecasts may not adequately reflect likely negative impact in 2015 of foreign exchange. Sees FY15 operational sales growth 1%-2% in constant currency. Comments made on the Q4 earnings conference call.
January 16, 2015
16:29 EDTDEPOOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:43 EDTDEPOOn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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09:12 EDTDEPOOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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09:09 EDTDEPODepomed acquisition 'compelling,' says JMP Securities
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08:58 EDTDEPORoth Capital says Depomed now leading pain company, ups to Buy
Roth Capital upgraded Depomed (DEPO) to Buy from Neutral saying the Nucynta transaction transforms the company into a "leading pain company now with critical mass." Roth raised its price target for shares to $25. Depomed last night announced that it acquired the U.S. rights to the Nucyntafranchise for $1.05B from Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) Jansen unit. Depomed is trading up 9% in pre-market trading to $19.19.
07:49 EDTDEPODepomed upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Roth Capital
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