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April 7, 2014
14:09 EDTTEVA, VRX, RDY, PRGOSun Pharmaceutical agrees to acquire generic drugmaker Ranbaxy
Indian drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical will buy another Indian pharmaceutical company, Ranbaxy, for $3.2B, the companies said earlier today. Ranbaxy specializes in developing generic drugs. WHAT'S NEW: Sun will buy Ranbaxy in an all-stock transaction via which Ranbaxy shareholders will receive 0.8 shares of Sun Pharma for each share of Ranbaxy. The transaction price represents a premium of 18% to Ranbaxy’s 30-day volume-weighted average share price, the companies stated The combination of Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy creates the fifth-largest specialty generics company in the world and the largest pharmaceutical company in India, the companies noted. WHAT'S NOTABLE: It came to light late last week that another generic drug maker, Mylan (MYL), attempted to buy a Swedish rival, Meda. Meda's board of directors confirmed on Friday that it was contacted by Mylan regarding a proposal to merge the companies, but the board decided to reject the proposal. Meda said all discussions between the company and Mylan have been terminated "without further actions." OTHERS TO WATCH: Other generic drug makers include Teva (TEVA), Valeant (VRX), Dr. Reddy’s (RDY), and Perrigo (PRGO). PRICE ACTION: In mid-afternoon trading, Mylan fell 3% and Valeant slid over 4%, while Teva, Dr. Reddy's and Perrigo all retreated about 2%.
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August 26, 2014
16:45 EDTVRXAllergan schedules special meeting on takeover for December 18, WSJ says
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August 22, 2014
19:02 EDTVRXAllergan confirms Pershing written request, board views Valeant offer inadequate
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18:33 EDTVRXPershing Square submits requisite requests from Allergan holders to call meeting
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09:33 EDTVRXValeant to request today special meeting of Allergan holders, CNBC reports
Valeant (VRX) will deliver today a request of 30%-plus of Allergan (AGN) shareholders for a special meeting, CNBC's David Faber reports, citing sources.
06:49 EDTVRXJudge rejects Allergan inquiry to quicken insider trading case, Reuters says
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06:45 EDTVRXJudge refuses to prevent special Allergan shareholder meeting, NY Times says
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August 21, 2014
15:16 EDTTEVADEA 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
09:42 EDTVRXValeant to sell Precision's assets related to two acne treatments
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August 20, 2014
17:59 EDTVRXAllergan talks with Salix in defense tactic said to be dormant, Bloomberg says
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17:35 EDTVRXAllergan said to explore options outside of Salix acquisition, Bloomberg says
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10:53 EDTVRXAnalysts say Salix takeover would boost Allergan
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09:46 EDTVRXAllergan merger deal not imminent, CNBC's Faber reports
An acquisition by Allergan (AGN) is not imminent, CNBC's David Faber reports. Salix (SLXP) and Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) are said to be potential targets of the company, Faber adds. Valeant (VRX) could announce over the next few days that it has enough votes to call for a special meeting, the reported said.
07:07 EDTVRXSome Valeant shareholders express uncertainty over Allergan deal, Reuters says
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August 19, 2014
17:14 EDTVRXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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16:52 EDTVRXAllergan all-cash deal would reduce hostile bid chances, says BMO Capital
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13:13 EDTVRXAllergan approached Salix, one other about takeover, WSJ reports
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05:11 EDTTEVAGamida Cell announces investment, option agreement with Novartis
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August 18, 2014
15:59 EDTVRXAllergan CFO change may suggest strategic deal near, says BMO Capital
BMO Capital believes former Allergan (AGN) CFO Jeff Edwards would not be leaving if a change of control of the company, such as a takeover by Valeant (VRX), were in the future. Rather, BMO thinks Edwards' decision to leave could be a sign that a strategic transaction marking a new chapter in Allergan's growth may be nearing. The firm thinks Allergan is in capable hands with new CFO Jim Hindman and it keeps an Outperform rating on the stock with a $230 price target.
10:06 EDTTEVALannett surges after upbeat Q4, FY14 outlook
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08:50 EDTTEVATeva management to meet with JPMorgan
Meeting to be held in Boston on August 20 hosted by JPMorgan.
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