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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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May 29, 2015
08:32 EDTTEVATeva launches generic Lomedia 24 Fe tablets
Teva announces the launch of the generic equivalent of Lomedia 24 Fe as part of the extensive line of Women’s Health products. The product will be launched under the name Junel Fe 24 and is now available in the United States. Lomedia 24 Fe marketed by Amneal had annual sales of approximately $32M in the United States, according to IMS data as of December 2014. Junel Fe 24 is indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use oral contraceptives as a method of contraception.
May 28, 2015
09:24 EDTVRX, PRGOJefferies sees Pharma M&A continuing, lists 22 possible targets
Jefferies analyst David Steinberg believes the M&A wave in the Pharmaceuticals space that began in 2005 can continue as the key drivers remain largely intact. In a note titled "Who is Next? The Feeding Frenzy in Specialty Pharmaceuticals," Steinberg sees deals continuing amid cheap debt, the push for lower corporate taxes and investors rewarding many acquirers for their transactions. He points out there are now around 100 publicly traded Specialty Pharmaceutical companies following the recent life sciences IPO boom. Potential takeover targets, according to Steinberg, include Valeant (VRX), Shire (SHPG), Perrigo (PRGO), Zoetis (ZTS), Mallinckrodt (MNK), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), United Therapeutics (UTHR), Pacira (PCRX), Indivior, Insys Therapeutics (INSY), The Medicines Co. (MDCO), Depomed (DEPO), Spectrum (SPPI), KYTHERA (KYTH), Revance (RVNC), XenoPort (XNPT), Mylan (MYL), Akorn (AKRX), Impax (IPXL), Amphastar Pharmaceuticals (AMPH), Anacor (ANAC) and BioDelivery Sciences (BDSI).
09:07 EDTTEVAFTC, Teva reach $1.2B settlement over Provigil
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08:55 EDTTEVAXenon Pharmaceuticals sees IND for phase 1 trial of XEN801 in mid-2015
Xenon Pharmaceuticals (XENE) announced that Dr. Simon Pimstone, Xenon's President and CEO, will present a business update, including progress toward milestones, at the Jefferies Global Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, June 2. Xenon's partner Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) is conducting a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2b clinical trial for TV-45070 in osteoarthritis. Results from the trial are now expected late in the second quarter or early in the third quarter of 2015. Xenon's partner Genentech, a member of the Roche Group (RHHBY), is currently conducting a Phase 1 clinical trial for GDC-0276, which is expected to complete patient enrollment in the second half of 2015. Xenon expects to file an investigational new drug equivalent application to initiate a Phase 1 clinical trial of XEN801, a stearoyl Co-A desaturase or SCD1 inhibitor for treatment of acne, in mid-2015. If supported by positive data from the Phase 1 trial, Xenon plans to initiate a proof-of-concept Phase 2 clinical trial in the second half of 2015. Xenon expects to file an investigational new drug application for Xenon's Nav1.6 sodium channel inhibitor for Dravet Syndrome in 2016.
07:09 EDTVRXBioDelivery Sciences makes management changes to support Bunavail launch
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06:11 EDTTEVATeva takes 1.35% stake in Mylan, says 'ready to meet' on deal
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May 27, 2015
19:14 EDTVRXOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
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18:27 EDTVRXSalix receives FDA Approval of Xifaxan for treatment of IBS-D
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16:59 EDTVRXFDA approves Salix-marketed Xifaxan
The FDA approved Viberzi and Xifaxan, two new treatments, manufactured by two different companies, for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea, or IBS-D, in adult men and women. Xifaxan is marketed by Salix Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals. Reference Link
12:10 EDTPRGO, TEVATeva to sweeten offer for Mylan before July shareholder vote, NY Post says
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08:24 EDTTEVAFDA reports paragraph IV patent challenge received for Treanda
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May 25, 2015
13:56 EDTPRGOMylan responds to claims of EPS forecasting by Perrigo
Mylan (MYL) announced that it was asked by the Irish Takeover Panel to issue the following clarification and retraction in accordance with the Irish takeover rules, relating to its firm intention to make an offer to acquire Perrigo (PRGO). The clarification and retraction relates to certain forward-looking statements made by Mylan specifically during the "pendency of the offer" period concerning its long-stated target since 2012 of at least $6.00 in adjusted EPS by 2018. Subsequent to Mylan's May 5 earnings release, Perrigo submitted a complaint to the Irish Takeover Panel alleging that the reference to Mylan's $6.00 long-term target should be treated as a forward-looking profit forecast statement. Although Mylan's adjusted EPS goal has been a stated long-term target, and not a forecast of Mylan, at least during the offer period as it pertains to the Perrigo transaction, Mylan will no longer refer to that 2018 target or any other forward looking statements beyond 2015 that could constitute profit forecasts.
May 21, 2015
19:54 EDTVRXValeant to expand Canadian presence in coming years, Globe and Mail says
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07:37 EDTPRGOPfizer replaces AbbVie as top global pharma pick at Jefferies
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May 20, 2015
06:37 EDTVRXSources: Valeant in talks to buy Amoun Pharmaceutical, Bloomberg reports
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06:32 EDTVRXValeant CEO sees quintupling in Asia sales by 2020, Reuters reports
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May 19, 2015
06:08 EDTPRGO, TEVAPerrigo CEO says would talk with Mylan, but at a higher price, Globes reports
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May 18, 2015
12:07 EDTPRGOPerrigo: there is price point where would engage with Mylan, Bloomberg reports
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