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Shire accepts AbbVie's $55B takeover bid

BIO SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

U.K. drugmaker Shire has accepted AbbVie's takeover offer for about $55 billion in a deal that will allow the U.S. firm to reduce its reliance on arthritis treatment Humira and slash its corporate tax rate by relocating to the U.K. The firms plan to establish a new company that will be incorporated on Jersey and tax-domiciled in Britain. The acquisition is expected to be finalized in the fourth quarter. Reuters (07/19) PMLive.com (U.K.) (07/18) ABC News (07/18)


FDA accepts Sandoz's biosimilar version of Neupogen for review

BIO SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

AstraZeneca, Advaxis agree to combine cancer drugs in clinical trial

BIO SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2014

U.S. needs new mechanisms to encourage drug development

BIO SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2014

USDA report confirms U.S. farmers prefer biotech crops

BIO SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

Pancreatic cancer drug combo wins breakthrough status from FDA

BIO SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

Report: Ethanol production to increase through 2023

BIO SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

Pulmonary fibrosis drug from InterMune secures FDA breakthrough designation

BIO SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

New technology could end malaria by changing mosquito DNA

BIO SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

U.K. academia gains access to pharma's abandoned compounds

BIO SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2014


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