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Gilead charms Pharmasset for potential Hep C blockbuster

by Anne Law

November 21, 2011

hand and pills

Pharmasset’s pumpkin carriage arrived this morning in the form of an $11 billion acquisition agreement from Gilead ...

Teva maintains strong pharma footing with Cephalon buy

by Anne Law

October 11, 2011


Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is a generics powerhouse that just won’t quit. And the $6.8 billion acquisition of ...

Medco/Express Scripts merger sparks anti-competition debate

by Anne Law

July 22, 2011

drug deal

Yesterday’s announcement of Express Script’s proposed $29 billion acquisition of another top PBM (pharmacy benefits ...

Bizarre Pittsburgh proposal: will Highmark – West Penn merger work?

by Anne Law

June 29, 2011


An interesting tidbit in the news yesterday had the Hoover’s health care industry team buzzing: a major regional health ...

INC Research strikes a match with Kendle International, fans CRO consolidation flame

by Anne Law

May 5, 2011


INC Research's agreement to purchase Kendle International marks a consolidation trend in the CRO market. The merger ...

Will a Synthes implant improve J&J’s standing?

by Anne Law

April 28, 2011


In a highly anticipated announcement, Johnson & Johnson cut a deal this week to acquire orthopedic device maker ...

Valeant boldly bids for Cephalon, making $5.7 billion hostile offer to entice shareholders

by Anne Law

March 30, 2011


Valeant Pharmaceuticals has revealed its desire to move into the fast lane of an already racing pharma M&A market ...

M&As among makers of snack foods chip away at Frito-Lay

by Catherine Colbert

February 9, 2011


Bite-sized snacks are big business. While Wall Street focuses its attention on makers of semiconductor chips and movers ...

Sanofi and Genzyme ready to post marriage banns?

by Anne Law

January 31, 2011


After months of well publicized pre-marital squabbles, Sanofi-Aventis and Genzyme appear to be coming to terms with ...

Barnes & Noble and Borders Group: A Sears, Kmart Redux?

by Alexandra Biesada

December 8, 2010

Hard Rock Cafe / Barnes and Noble

Today The New York Times DealBook asks the question: Does it make sense to combine two booksellers with eroding sales ...

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