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  • LabCorp to buy Covance for $6B

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. Laboratory Corporation of America, or LabCorp, is wagering in a big way on the lucrative business of drug testing through a $6 billion acquisition of New Jersey-based Covance. Monday's announcement follows years of speculation that...
  • Allergan says a 2nd suitor wants to buy it, adding to takeover drama

    Allergan says a 2nd suitor wants to buy it, adding to takeover drama
    Botox maker Allergan Inc., which has been fighting an unsolicited takeover bid from a Canadian pharmaceutical maker for six months, said in a regulatory filing that a second company is interested in buying it. Allergan did not identify the new...
  • AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire

     AbbVie reconsiders its option with Shire
    AbbVie's surprise announcement late Tuesday that it is having second thoughts about its proposed acquisition of Shire raises numerous questions about the future of the deal. The North Chicago-based drugmaker said its board of directors will take...
  • Allergan seeks to bar Bill Ackman from voting amid takeover bid

    Attorneys for Botox maker Allergan Inc. asked a federal judge in Santa Ana on Tuesday to prohibit activist investor Bill Ackman's hedge fund from voting in a shareholder election that could decide a hotly contested takeover effort. At issue is a $50-...
  • Valeant says it's willing to raise offer for Allergan to $200 a share

    As shareholders of Botox maker Allergan Inc. prepare for a vote on the company's future, a Canadian suitor said it's willing to increase its offer to buy the Irvine firm. J. Michael Pearson, chief executive of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.,...
  • As Rx deaths dip, heroin overdoses surge

    As Rx deaths dip, heroin overdoses surge
    Prescription drug deaths declined in 2012 for the first time in more than a decade, but a surge in fatal heroin overdoses wiped out the modest improvement, according to U.S. government statistics released Wednesday. Fatal heroin overdoses rose 35% to 5,...
  • Valeant says it's willing to boost offer for Botox maker Allergan

    Valeant says it's willing to boost offer for Botox maker Allergan
    A Canadian company said it is willing to significantly increase its offer for Botox maker Allergan Inc., the latest chapter in the attempted takeover of the Irvine company. Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. said it would be willing to pay up to...
  • Raw deal for AbbVie, but does anyone care?

    Raw deal for AbbVie, but does anyone care?
    AbbVie got hosed on its aborted Shire deal. Let's get that up top. It's also very hard to feel sorry for it. Sure, the North Chicago-based pharmaceutical business failed to score Adderall and the Irish outfit behind it. You can make all the cracks you...
  • AbbVie shares drop as tax rules cloud Shire deal

    AbbVie shares drop as tax rules cloud Shire deal
    Shares in North Chicago-based AbbVie and other drugmakers fell Tuesday after the Obama administration this week issued a string of new rules to crack down on U.S. companies that seek to cut their tax bills by moving their addresses abroad. AbbVie shares...
  • Madelyn Butler: Dressing up pot as medicine doesn't cut it

    Madelyn Butler: Dressing up pot as medicine doesn't cut it
    The relationship between a doctor and a patient is a sacred trust and a legal bond. One of the most common treatments that doctors provide to patients is to prescribe medications. When writing a prescription, the doctor stipulates a specific medication,...
  • Are expired medications still safe?

    Are expired medications still safe?
    It is 2 a.m. and that cough and stuffy nose you have been battling is still keeping you up. You reach for the nighttime cold relief medicine only to find it expired a few months ago. If you take a dose to ease your symptoms, will you be putting yourself...