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April 7, 2014
14:09 EDTRDY, VRX, PRGO, TEVASun 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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January 30, 2015
07:29 EDTVRXValeant selected as lead bidder to acquire Dendreon, Provenge for $296M
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05:20 EDTVRXDendreon reaches agreement for Valeant to serve as 'stalking horse bidder'
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January 29, 2015
16:05 EDTRDYDr. Reddy's Labs downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Credit Suisse
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05:27 EDTRDYDr. Reddy's Labs reports Q3 EPS 53c, compared to 57c a year ago
Reports Q3 revenue $610M, compared a $561M a year ago.
January 28, 2015
08:08 EDTPRGOGalmed and Perrigo sign agreement for aramchol API production
Galmed (GLMD) has entered into a Manufacturing Services Agreement with Perrigo (PRGO) subsidiary Perrigo API Ltd. for the large-scale production of the active pharmaceutical ingredient of Galmed's product candidate, aramchol. The API produced pursuant to this agreement is expected to provide sufficient quantities of aramchol for Galmed's potential future Phase III clinical trials of aramchol for the treatment of Non-Alcoholic Steato-Hepatitis, or NASH. The agreement also provides Perrigo with the option to manufacture commercial supplies of the aramchol API in the future.
January 27, 2015
09:10 EDTTEVAGevo announces Supreme Court rules in favor of Gevo
Gevo (GEVO) announced that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Gevo's favor and overturned an earlier Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the interpretation of key patent claims. The result is that Gevo's victory in the Delaware District Court is reinstated, and that the case has been remanded back to the Appeals Court for consideration in light of the new standard of appellate review that was decided in the Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc., v. Sandoz, Inc. case last week. In Teva (TEVA), the Supreme Court ruled that the Appeals Court must apply a more stringent "clear error" standard of review, rather than a "de novo" standard of review. In Gevo's case, the Appeals Court must now apply the "clear error" standard of review and cannot set aside the Delaware District Court's findings of fact in Gevo's favor unless they were clearly erroneous. The Supreme Court's decision effectively reinstates Gevo's victory at the District Court where a final judgment of non-infringement was entered in Gevo's favor following the acknowledgment by Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC that Gevo does not infringe Butamax's Patent Nos. 7,851,188 and 7,993,889.
January 26, 2015
15:24 EDTTEVATeva confirms U.S. approval of AstraZeneca's Nexium generic
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14:15 EDTTEVATeva unit wins FDA approval for Nexium generic
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January 23, 2015
16:08 EDTTEVATeva volatility elevated, Pfizer approached late last year, Bloomberg says
Teva (TEVA) overall option implied volatility of 25 compares to its 26-week average of 23 according to Track Data, suggesting large price movement into Pfizer (PFE) approach late last year, Bloomberg says.
16:04 EDTTEVATeva rebuffed Pfizer approach late last year, Bloomberg says
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January 22, 2015
05:57 EDTVRXActavis, Valeant raise prospects of more healthcare deals, Financial Times says
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January 21, 2015
12:30 EDTVRXGlaxoSmithKline 'admired' by Pfizer CEO, FT reports
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08:38 EDTTEVAMomenta announces Supreme Court decision to remand generic Copaxone back to CAFC
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January 20, 2015
14:37 EDTTEVATeva generic competition to Copaxone pushed out by ruling, says BMO Capital
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12:56 EDTTEVAMylan says continues to believe '808 patent is 'invalid'
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11:29 EDTTEVATeva says Supreme Court reverses circuit court judgment on Copaxone 20 mg/mL
Teva Pharmaceutical announced the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. et al. Petitioners v. Sandoz Inc. et al. that reversed the Federal Circuit Court’s judgment of invalidity of Teva’s ‘808 patent for COPAXONE 20 mg/mL. The Supreme Court remanded the case to the Federal Circuit for further review in light of the applicable standard the Supreme Court laid out for appellate review of claim construction. A ruling last year by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld four Teva patents that expired in May 2014, while invalidating the ‘808 patent that is set to expire on September 1, 2015. “We are encouraged by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision and look forward to the Federal Circuit’s review. We will continue to explore all available avenues to protect our intellectual property for COPAXONE 20mg/mL,” said Erez Vigodman, President and CEO of Teva. “There is currently no FDA-approved follow-on version of Teva’s COPAXONE. We are encouraged by the FDA’s willingness to date to have dialogue regarding the complexities of COPAXONE 20 mg/mL and the potential limitations and other unknowns of purported follow-on versions,” added Rob Koremans, MD, President and CEO of Global Specialty Medicines at Teva.
11:16 EDTPRGOPerrigo management to meet with B. Riley
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10:45 EDTTEVATeva spikes, retraces, after win in Copaxone patent case
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10:40 EDTTEVAMomenta Pharma sinks after Supreme Court rules on Copaxone
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10:35 EDTTEVATeva rises after patent ruling upheld by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling related to generic versions of Teva's Copaxone drug. In the ruling, the court wrote that "When reviewing a district court’s resolution of subsidiary factual matters made in the course of its construction of a patent claim, the Federal Circuit must apply a “clear error,” not a de novo, standard of review." Teva shares are up 1.5% to $58.58 in early trading after the ruling. Reference Link
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