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August 21, 2014
15:16 EDTMNK, ACT, TEVA, ABBVDEA 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
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November 14, 2014
14:53 EDTABBVCVS Express Scripts implementing drug price controls, says Cleveland Research
Cleveland Research believes that CVS (CVS) and Express scripts are implementing rebates and price controls on drug. The firm expects the companies to increase their focus on controlling durg prices next year, and adds that they have already itnroduced prior authorization criteria for hepatitis drug. Publicly traded drug companies include AstraZeneca (AZN), Bristol-Myers (BMY), Eli Lilly (LLY), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Merck (MRK), Novartis (NVS), Pfizer (PFE), Roche (RHHBY) and Sanofi (SNY). Makers of hepatits c drugs include AbbVie (ABBV) and Gilead (GILD),
12:53 EDTACTOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: AerCap Holdings (AER), Nordic American Offshore (NAO), Melco Crown Entertainment (MPEL), Groupon (GRPN), and Ashland (ASH). INCREASED STAKES: QEP Resources (QEP), United Continental (UAL), Cabot Oil & Gas (COG), Actavis (ACT), and KAR Auction Services (KAR). DECREASED STAKES: Sprint (S), SandRidge Energy (SD), Sirius XM Holdings (SIRI), Kinder Morgan (KMI), and Transocean (RIG). LIQUIDATED STAKES: QUALCOMM (QCOM), Ocwen Financial (OCN), Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Boston Scientific (BSX), and Capital One (COF).
10:00 EDTABBVOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
Today's noteworthy initiations include: AbbVie (ABBV) initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank... Advance Auto Parts (AAP) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee... AutoZone (AZO) initiated with an Underperform at Sterne Agee... Carter's (CRI) initiated with a Buy at Sterne Agee... Children's Place (PLCE) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee... Container Store (TCS) initiated with a Fair Value at CRT Capital... DHT Holdings (DHT) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Diana Shipping (DSX) initiated with a Neutral at UBS... Genuine Parts (GPC) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee... National Oilwell (NOV) initiated with a Neutral at UBS... Navios Acquisition (NNA) initiated with a Buy at UBS... NeoStem (NBS) assumed with a Buy at Maxim... O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) initiated with a Neutral at Sterne Agee... Scorpio Bulkers (SALT) initiated with a Neutral at UBS... Star Bulk Carriers (SBLK) initiated with a Neutral at UBS... Teekay Tankers (TNK) initiated with a Buy at UBS... The Buckle (BKE) initiated with an Underweight at BB&T... TriMas (TRS) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan... TriplePoint Venture (TPVG) initiated with a Buy at UBS... Tsakos Energy (TNP) initiated with a Buy at UBS... USD Partners (USDP) initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse... Zumiez (ZUMZ) initiated with a Buy at BB&T.
09:51 EDTMNKMallinckrodt management to meet with Oppenheimer
Meeting to be held in Europe on November 20 hosted by Oppenheimer.
07:32 EDTACTHayman Capital gives quarterly update on stakes
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07:14 EDTABBVAmerican College of Rheumatology is holding a meeting
2014 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting is being held in Boston on November 14-19.
05:46 EDTABBVAbbVie initiated with a Buy at Deutsche Bank
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November 13, 2014
10:44 EDTMNK, ACTMallinckrodt news on generic Concerta positive for Actavis, says BMO Capital
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08:20 EDTMNKMallinckrodt could be down $6-$8 on FDA reclassification, says UBS
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08:15 EDTACTActavis' sNDA for bipolar disorder candidate Saphris accepted by FDA
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07:23 EDTACTValeant wooing doctors ahead of hoped for Allergan acquisition, WSJ says
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06:11 EDTMNKMallinckrodt responds to FDA expected reclassification of methylphenidate ER
Mallinckrodt has been informed by the FDA that the agency has reason to believe that the company’s methylphenidate hydrochloride extended-release, or ER, tablets, USP may not be therapeutically equivalent to the category reference drug Concerta. As a result, the agency indicated that it has reclassified Mallinckrodt’s ANDA 202608 for methylphenidate ER dosage strengths of 27mg, 36 mg and 54 mg from AB to BX. The agency said that this change was based on the application of its new Draft Guidance for determining bioequivalence of methylphenidate hydrochloride products just published on November 6, 2014. Although the Draft Guidance has an open comment period through January 5, 2015, the agency nevertheless confirmed that this change would be reflected on November 13, 2014 in the on-line Orange Book: Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations. Mallinckrodt strongly believes its methylphenidate ER products are safe and effective when used in accordance with the approved labels. Mark Trudeau, president and CEO of Mallinckrodt stated, “We believe that the FDA’s actions are not supported by sound scientific evidence and not consistent with the best interests of patients." Mallinckrodt methylphenidate ER products have consistently met all quality specifications and the regulatory requirements originally defined by the FDA, and in the 21 months since launch more than 88M doses of these products have been prescribed. In that time, and across all of those patient exposures, the company has received only 68 confirmed adverse events related to a lack of efficacy when the patient switched from the reference listed drug to the company’s methylphenidate ER products.
November 12, 2014
10:09 EDTACTActavis in talks to buy Allergan for over $200 per share, Bloomberg says
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10:01 EDTACTActavis in talks to buy Allergan for $60B, more than $200/share Bloomberg says
Actavis (ACT) is said to seek to pay about $200 per share, but Allergan (AGN) seeks about $210 per share, according to Bloomberg.
November 11, 2014
09:06 EDTABBVAbbVie announces positive results from chronic hepatitis C patients study
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09:04 EDTABBVEnanta announces results from TURQUOISE-I, CORAL-I studies
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08:32 EDTACTValeant likely to raise offer for Allergan again, says Bernstein
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08:13 EDTABBVAbbVie announces positive results from Phase 2b study PEARL-I
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08:11 EDTABBVEnanta announces rseults from Phase 2b PEARL-I study
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November 10, 2014
16:34 EDTACTActavis appoints Maria Teresa Hilado as CFO
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