Big Pharma Pays Big for Biotech Pipelines

The pharmaceutical industry has largely given up on in-house research and development, saying that the R&D timeline is too costly, long and uncertain to fund with shareholders’ money. The industry has gone from bolt-on acquisitions of smaller companies with marketed products to battling it out for clinical-stage drug candidates. What’s surprised some industry observers is […]

Pfizer Buys Medivation and More

Forget those early- to mid-stage clinical candidates. Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) jumped the line with its $13.5 billion deal for oncology drug maker Medivation Inc. (NASDAQ: MDVN). The target’s primary product is XTANDI® (enzalutamide), an androgen receptor inhibitor, the leading novel hormone therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer. Pfizer will pay $81.50 per share in […]

Pfizer: We’re So Over Allergan

Within hours after Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) and Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) called off their $160 billion merger on April 26, 2016, Allergan announced a new acquisition. It’s taken a few weeks, but Pfizer is finally moving on. Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAC) is the target, based in Palo Alto, California. Anacor Pharmaceuticals focuses on discovering, developing and […]