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Hello, guys, and how are you today? The cloudy sky hovers once again on the campus of Pharmalot, but our minds are still sunny. As you may remember, the Morning Mayor taught us long ago that every new day should be unwrapped as a precious gift. Speaking of new beginnings, next week we will migrate to Stat our new home. So please adjust your reading and search habits accordingly. Now, however, it's time to crack. Have a successful day and drop a line when you hear something fascinating …

When Perrigo's shareholders vote on Mylan's $ 26 billion takeover bid by Friday's deadline, it will be the biggest hostile bid ever to go to the polls The Wall Street Journal us. As a rule, the warring parties hear, because the will of the shareholders becomes clear. But on the eve of the deadline, the result remains too close to be called.

A small group of Valeant Pharmaceuticals employees were actively involved in the day-to-day operations of a specialized pharmacy who thoroughly scrutinized its billing practices according to four former pharmacy employees and documents of the company examined by Reuters . Valeant employees worked with the founders of the pharmacy, Philidor Rx Services, to create the company in 2013 and expand its business.

A new vaccine developed by the University of New Mexico and the National Institutes of Health promises to lower cholesterol and could be more effective than statins than millions of Americans currently taking to control their cholesterol levels, The Telegraph writes. The vaccine has only been tested in mice and monkeys, but tests have shown that it can reduce bad cholesterol up to 55%, compared to 30% for statins.

Frustrated by the latest clinical trial results? A new computer game called Big Pharma allows you to build your own pharmaceutical company from scratch, Stat written. You start with a factory, some raw materials and a wad of money. You can use your funds to make equipment that turns ingredients into drugs.

An experimental cholesterol drug developed by Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and The Medicines Co. reduced LDL cholesterol levels and remained effective for six months, according to Reuters citing a small preliminary study.

A drug developed by Portola Pharmaceuticals to quickly reverse the effect of new anticoagulants in case of major bleeding or other emergencies has been shown to be very effective in an advanced phase study, Reuters says.

More than 100 women who became pregnant after allegedly taking ill-packaged contraceptive pills filed a lawsuit against Qualitest, a subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals, The Philadelphia Inquirer Reports .

The gap between prescriptions for antibiotics in less deprived and most disadvantaged regions of England widens, with a substantial difference of 20% between the low and the high of 1%, written Pharma Times . ]

As the action of Valeant Pharmaceuticals has plummeted in recent weeks, Sequoia Fund I is given a lot of trouble to check its multibillion dollar investment, including payment of information, The Wall Street Journal


Pfizer issued a recall of more than 20,000 bottles of Xanax after discovering that the strength of the lot might be lower than that of the labels, InPharma Technologist .

An advanced phase study has shown that an Amos biosimilar is clinically equivalent to the drug of AbbVie Humira's rheumatoid arthritis, PMLive tells us.

A judge in Philadelphia issued an opinion that prevents nearly all 1,500 plaintiffs in the Risperdal cases from seeking punitive damages, The Pennsylvania Record writes


Boston Scientific buys a portfolio of "microspheres" filled with cancer drugs from CeloNova Biosciences as part of an agreement of at least $ 70 million, The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal says:

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