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Actavis rescues Allergan with $66 billion deal

24 November 2014  Business

Deal ends takeover fight with Valeant – but Actavis must still be ‘fairly ruthless’ to justify the high price


Freedom Industries’ president arrested for fraud

11 December 2014 Business

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Executive whose company leaked MCHM into West Virginian water supplies is charged with lying to deflect blame

Merck to buy antibiotics specialist Cubist

11 December 2014 Business

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Pharma giant remains committed to $9.5bn deal despite key Cubist patents being invalidated by court ruling

Big pharma opens up abandoned drugs

10 December 2014 Business

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Seven firms will make 68 stalled compounds available for academic research

Saint-Gobain surprises Sika with buyout bid  

Company is buying out family-owned controlling stake, but Sika claims the deal will create...

Huntsman looks to cut jobs and titania capacity  

900 employees face axe as firm evaluates titanium dioxide options

GSK cuts US jobs in push for savings  

Research Triangle Park site bears the brunt as drugmaker consolidates research in Philadel...

Otsuka to buy neurology specialist Avanir  

$3.5bn deal adds to Otsuka’s mental health portfolio and strengthens its US presence

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation sells drug royalty rights for $3.3bn  

‘Venture philanthropy’ model pays off with massive cash injection for charity


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