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Bayer HealthCare to acquire Teva U.S. animal health business

SHAWNEE, Kan. and JERUSALEM — Bayer HealthCare LLC and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. say they have signed an agreement in which Bayer will acquire the U.S. based animal health
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Valeant Pharmaceuticals to acquire Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp.

MONTREAL and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and Medicis Pharmaceutical Corp. have entered into a definitive agreement under which Valeant will acquire all of the outstanding common stock
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Pharmaceutical company to create 200 jobs in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Pharmaceutical company Hospira plans to invest at least $85 million over the next three years to modernize and expand its operations in Nash County, N.C., Gov.
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Pascal Soriot appointed CEO of AstraZeneca

LONDON — Pascal Soriot has been appointed as AstraZeneca’s chief executive officer, the company announced. Simon Lowth remains as AstraZeneca’s interim CEO until Pascal Soriot joins. At that point,
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Sun Pharma to take Taro private

MUMBAI, India and HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. have entered into a merger agreement together with certain affiliates of Sun Pharma. The
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Accenture to acquire Octagon Research Solutions

NEW YORK — Accenture has entered into an agreement to acquire Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., a provider of clinical and regulatory information management solutions and software for the pharmaceutical
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Global pharmaceutical industry calls for cooperation to fight counterfeit medicines

WASHINGTON — The global pharmaceutical industry has unveiled recommendations to tackle the growing public health threat of counterfeit or fake medicines. The industry''s call for increased public awareness and
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DSM announces South American biologics manufacturing contract

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — DSM Pharmaceutical Products, the custom manufacturing and technology business of Royal DSM N.V. announced a biologics contract manufacturing agreement with its first Brazilian client, RECEPTA Biopharma
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Global spending on medicines to reach nearly $1.2 trillion by 2016

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Following several years of slowing growth, the global market for medicines is poised to rebound from an expected low point of 3% - 4% growth in
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Par Pharmaceutical Companies to be acquired by TPG

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — Par Pharmaceutical Companies has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of TPG in a transaction with an equity value
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