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Phony Tamiflu Sites Spike in Wake of Swine Flu

In the wake of the swine flu craze, at least 55 Web sites have sprung up in the last few weeks selling Tamiflu. That’s according to a new report by data firm MarkMonitor. Two of the pharmacies are certified—one in the US and one in the UK—and six of the pharmacies are actually using the […]
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M&A Round-up • 3/25/2009

The latest round of merger and acquisition activities courtesy of our friends at Pharm Exec Europe: • Just days after its purchase of Genentech, Roche has made another acquisition, albeit a much smaller one, of the German firm Innovatis. Roche will pay EUR 15 million for the cell analytics company. • Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) […]
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Roche and Genentech Seal the Deal
for $46.8 Billion

After months and months of back and forth over the true value of Genentech, Roche finally got the good news it’s been looking for: Genentech’s board of directors, this morning, approved Roche’s latest offer of $46.8 billion ($95 per share) to acquire all shares of the biotech giant. Roche plans to keep the Genentech site […]
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JP Morgan Healthcare Conference:
It’s All About "Money…Rather the Economy!"

JP Morgan’s Healthcare Conference has always been about financing, but money has never been the main focus like it is at this year’s annual gathering in San Francisco. The hallmark of this investment meeting has been innovation, with companies passionately pitching their new product or technology and management team’s capability to execute on a business […]
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UBS Life Science Conference Dominated by Wall Street Drama

The UBS meeting’s annual Global Life Sciences Conference this week in Manhattan confronted a unique nexus of Wall Street’s manic behaviors resulting from the nation’s financial crisis and the heavy presence of security on the streets and at the conference hotel as the Sept. 22-25 meeting coincides with nearby UN sessions. These events heightened the […]
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