Horizon Pharma Buys Raptor

For the week ending September 16, 2016, a combined $1.01 billion was spent on three pharmaceutical deals, one of which is also the largest pharmaceutical deal so far in September. Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ: HZNP), which develops, acquires and commercializes medicines for the treatment of arthritis, pain, inflammatory and/or orphan diseases, acquired Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ: […]

AbbVie Buys a Pipeline

After only four deals announced in 2014 and 2015, AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV) gained momentum in the M&A space this year in an effort to expand and diversify its portfolio. The timing isn’t a coincidence, since it faces the looming expiration of Humira’s patent in December. The drug that accounted for 63% of AbbVie’s 2014 sales […]

AbbVie Gets Ahead of the Bad News Curve

On March 11, Sanofi (NYSE: SNY)  and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) announced that an experimental rheumatoid arthritis therapy (salrilumab) helped patients more than AbbVie Inc.’s (NYSE: ABBV) Humira in a late-stage trial. But AbbVie already had a new deal in place, a collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim, that was announced on March 7. Under terms of the agreement, AbbVie […]

Generic Drug Market Got a Shake-Up in July

Sure, you’ve heard about Teva Pharmaceutical Industries’ (NYSE: TEVA) $40.5 billion acquisition of Allergan Generics (NYSE: AGN), announced on July 27. Less hyped was Teva Pharmaceuticals USA’s sale of 22 previously marketed generic drug brands to ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANIP) for $25 million and a percentage of future gross profits from product sales. Earlier […]