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July 16, 2014
07:59 EDTPRGO, ABBV, MYL, COV, VRX, SHPG, AZN, MDT, AGN, ABT, PFETreasury Secretary urges Congress to take action on tax inversions
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, in a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden and others, urged Congress to take action to address the "urgent issue" of tax inversions, which Lew said "function to hollow out the U.S. corporate income tax base." Lew noted that President Obama proposes to ensure that companies cannot change their tax domicile without a change in control of the company. According to Lew, several senators have "put companies on notice that any transaction that takes place after early May will not have the desired effect of lowering future U.S. tax liabilities." Tax inversions are a particularly significant issue in the pharmaceutical industry. Companies that have recently proposed transactions that involve an inversion component or have been linked to potential transactions include Pfizer (PFE), AstraZeneca (AZN), Mylan (MYL), Abbott (ABT), Shire (SHPG), AbbVie (ABBV), Allergan (AGN), Valeant (VRX), Perrigo (PRGO), Medtronic (MDT) and Covidien (COV). Reference Link
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May 13, 2015
13:43 EDTPFEHospira shareholders approve merger with Pfizer
Hospira (HSP) announced that Hospira shareholders voted in favor of the proposal to adopt the merger agreement with Pfizer (PFE) at a special meeting of stockholders held May 13 in Denver, Colorado. On February 5, Hospira and Pfizer announced they had entered into a merger agreement under which Pfizer will acquire Hospira for $90 per share in cash for a total enterprise value of approximately $17B. The merger is subject to customary closing conditions, one of which was approval of the merger by Hospira's shareholders. Additional closing conditions to be met include obtaining regulatory approvals in several jurisdictions. Hospira and Pfizer continue to expect the merger to close in the second half of 2015.
13:12 EDTABBVSen. Sanders urges VA to break patents on Gilead hepatitis C drugs
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07:31 EDTPFEHeart Rhythm Society to hold a conference
Heart Rhythm 2015 is being held in Boston on May 13-16.
May 12, 2015
10:02 EDTMDTMedtronic receives FDA approval and CE Mark for Advance ST cryoballoon
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08:48 EDTPRGOPerrigo acquires Patheon's Mexican operations for $34M
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07:52 EDTSHPGLeerink to hold a tour
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May 11, 2015
17:36 EDTPFEAthersys down 10.1% after Pfizer notified that it will terminate agreement
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17:34 EDTPFEAthersys receives notification that Pfizer will terminate agreement
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16:33 EDTPFEPfizer takes minority interest in AM-Pharma, secures option to acquire company
AM-Pharma and Pfizer announced that Pfizer has acquired a minority equity interest in AM-Pharma and secured an exclusive option to acquire the remaining equity in the company. The option becomes exercisable upon completion of a Phase II trial of recAP in the treatment of Acute Kidney Injury related to sepsis. There are no drugs currently approved for this condition and the only treatment option is dialysis and supportive care. Results from the current Phase II trial for recAP are expected in the second half of 2016. Under the terms of the agreement, Pfizer has made an upfront payment of $87.5M for the minority equity interest and exclusive option, with additional potential payments of up to $512.5M upon option exercise and potential launch of any product that may result from this agreement. Other terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “Pfizer is committed to advancing the science to address the high unmet medical need in Acute Kidney Injury,” said Mikael Dolsten, M.D., Ph.D., president, Worldwide Research and Development at Pfizer. “Clinical data for recAP show the potential to uniquely address Acute Kidney Injury in the setting of sepsis, and we look forward to working with our partners at AM-Pharma as we aim to accelerate the development of recAP into a potential first-in-class treatment for patients.”
14:27 EDTMYLCowen recommends adding to both Teva and Mylan at current levels
Cowen recommends adding to both Teva (TEVA) and Mylan (MYL) at current levels. The firm continues to believe that a Mylan transaction will proceed despite some early contentious language, and all of Mylan's concerns will be resolved.
11:53 EDTMYL, PRGOTeva rejected chance to acquire Perrigo a few months ago, Globes reports
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10:30 EDTABTAbbott names Brian Yoor as SVP, Finance and CFO
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06:01 EDTMYLStocks with implied volatility movement; MYL NOK
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Mylan (MYL) 43, Nokia (NOK) 34 according to iVolatility.
May 8, 2015
17:00 EDTABBVAbbVie discloses Civil Investigative Demand from Alaska AG
AbbVie disclosed the following in a filing: "Several pending lawsuits filed against Unimed Pharmaceuticals, Solvay Pharmaceuticals and others were consolidated for pre-trial purposes in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia under the Multi-District Litigation Rules as In re AndroGel Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2084. These cases, brought by private plaintiffs and the Federal Trade Commission, generally allege Solvay’s 2006 patent litigation involving AndroGel was sham litigation and the patent litigation settlement agreement and related agreements with three generic companies violate federal and state antitrust laws and state consumer protection and unjust enrichment laws. Plaintiffs generally seek monetary damages and/or injunctive relief and attorneys’ fees. MDL 2084 includes: (a) three individual plaintiff lawsuits; (b) seven purported class actions; and (c) Federal Trade Commission v. Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. et al., filed in May 2009 in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The Attorney General of the State of Alaska also has served AbbVie with a Civil Investigative Demand, primarily seeking documents that AbbVie produced in these lawsuits. Following the district court’s dismissal of all plaintiffs’ claims, appellate proceedings led to the reinstatement of the claims regarding the patent litigation settlement, which are proceeding in discovery in the district court."
16:44 EDTMYLMylan chairman says would consider buying Teva in the future, Reuters says
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15:26 EDTMYLMylan chairman says would consider buying Teva in the future, Reuters says
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13:46 EDTMYLTeva looks to raise $25B to support Mylan bid, Bloomberg reports
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12:38 EDTMYLTeva seeking $25B to finance bid for Mylan, Bloomberg reports
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08:47 EDTSHPGLeerink's specialty pharma/generics analyst has analyst/industry conference call
Specialty Pharmaceuticals/Generics Analyst Gerberry discuss the future of dry eye treatment and the data and outlook for pipeline agents Shire's Lifitegrast and Eleven Biotherapeutics' EBI-005 and expectations for Actavis' Restasis use, assuming future approval of one or more pipeline agents, on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on May 12 at 10:30 am.
06:16 EDTPRGOHorizon Pharma announces Pennsaid 2% patent litigation with Perrigo
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