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April 26, 2010
10:54 EDTPFE, TEVA, MYL, WPI, FRXPfizer may obtain compensation from Teva following court verdict
A federal court jury found on Friday that Pfizer's (PFE) patent for a drug known as Protonix is valid. Generic versions of Protonix, which are currently made by Israel's Teva (TEVA), India's Sun Pharma, and a company called Prasco, are used to treat ulcers. Most of the worldwide revenue from the generic version of the drug is currently obtained by Teva. In a note to investors, Cowen analysts predicted that Teva would have to pay compensation of about $400M to Pfizer. Teva was not willfully infringing the patent, since it had received a favorable preliminary injunction on the matter, and consequently would not be liable for triple damages, Cowen contends. The firm recommends that investors buy Teva on weakness today. Meanwhile, Citigroup analysts predict that the court would force Teva to pay about $652M in damages to Pfizer, but the firm predicts that such a verdict would reduce the Israeli company's 2010 profits by only $350M. However, the firm, which reiterates a Buy rating on Teva and a Hold rating on Pfizer, expects the companies to settle the matter out of court. On the other hand, Teva added that the judge could overturn the jury's verdict and invalidate Pfizer's patent. In mid-morning trading, Teva lost 1.10, or 1.78%, to $60.44, while Pfizer inched up 2c to $16.93.
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July 23, 2014
08:10 EDTTEVA, MYLDeutsche Bank hosts an analyst Specialty Pharma/Industry conference call
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07:09 EDTMYLMylan wins restraining order against Apotex for generic version of GSK's Paxil
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06:45 EDTMYLLawmakers divided on inversion deals, NY Times says
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July 22, 2014
16:18 EDTPFEPuma Biotech now responsible for R&D expenses associated with legacy trials
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16:08 EDTTEVATeva initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
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16:08 EDTMYLMylan initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
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July 21, 2014
08:11 EDTTEVAArena Pharma' subsidiary enters into agreement for Belviq with Teva subsidiary
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08:01 EDTTEVATeva completes acquisition of Labrys
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July 18, 2014
16:47 EDTMYLMarket ends week higher as earnings, M&A offset geopolitical tensions
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12:51 EDTMYLKey GOP senator signals readiness for inversion deal, The Hill says
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July 17, 2014
11:07 EDTMYLAcorda sues Mylan over plans to duplicate Ampyra MS drug, Bloomberg says
08:08 EDTPFEBristol-Myers, Pfizer announce enrollment in Phase IV EMANATE trial for Eliquis
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07:18 EDTMYLMylan wins motion to enjoin GlaxoSmithKline from production of generic product
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July 16, 2014
10:36 EDTMYL, PFETreasury calls on Congress to halt inversion deals
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09:27 EDTPFEPfizer to acquire InnoPharma for upfront cash payment of $225M
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09:03 EDTMYLSanofi held talks on mature drugs with Abbott, Mylan, PE firms, Reuters says
Sanofi (SNY) has shopped an $8.5B portfolio of mature drugs to Abbott (ABT), Mylan (MYL) and private equity firms, according to Reuters, citing an internal company document circulated by the CGT union. Sanofi is considering whether to sell, carve out or create a joint venture for the portfolio of about 200 drugs, but a Sanofi spokesman said no decision has yet been made, the report noted. Reference Link
08:48 EDTTEVATeva says ISS supports company's nominees, shareholders' meeting proposals
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08:16 EDTMYLLew's letter could bring 'chilly' tax inversion environment, says BMO Capital
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07:59 EDTPFE, MYLTreasury Secretary urges Congress to take action on tax inversions
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07:04 EDTPFEPfizer says primary endpoint met in Phase 3 study of BeneFIX
Pfizer announced the positive results of a Phase 3 study comparing a prophylaxis regimen of BeneFIX Coagulation Factor IX 100 IU/kg once-weekly to on-demand treatment in people with moderately severe to severe hemophilia B. The top-line results of the study showed that the primary study endpoint was met and hemophilia B patients taking once-weekly BeneFIX showed a statistically significant reduction in the annualized bleeding rate relative to on-demand treatment with BeneFIX. In the study, the median ABR value, a commonly used measure of efficacy for prophylaxis regimens in hemophilia, was 2.0 for the prophylaxis regimen, compared to 33.6 for the on-demand regimen, representing a 94% decrease in bleeding rates. The mean ABR value was 3.6 for the prophylaxis period, compared to 32.9 for the on-demand treatment, which represents a reduction of 89%. Study results also showed that prophylaxis treatment significantly reduced both spontaneous and traumatic ABR compared to on-demand treatment with BeneFIX. In addition to meeting the primary endpoint, the secondary study endpoints showed that none of the 1,254 prophylaxis infusions administered during the study were associated with a less than expected therapeutic effect occurrence, which was defined as a spontaneous bleed occurring within 48 hours of a prophylaxis infusion. These results are preliminary, top-line data and are subject to additional analyses. Complete results from this study will be submitted for presentation at upcoming medical congresses and submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
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