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Key Adcock stakeholder defends thwarted CFR merger

In February, after months of transcontinental controversy driven by shareholders, Chile-based CFR and South Africa's Adcock Ingram abandoned their planned $1.2 billion merger. A few months later, Abbott swept in and bought CFR for $3 billion. Now, Adcock shareholder Public Investment Corp. (PIC), which owns 25.5% of the company, is forced to defend its opposition to the CFR deal, thanks to poor quarterly results at Adcock.

DPx buys its way into U.S. biologics with Gallus acquisition

DPx, the result of a $2.6 billion merger of Patheon and DSM Pharmaceutical Products, has acquired U.S. contract manufacturer Gallus BioPharmaceuticals.

Synexus snags another South African site and widens its footprint

Patient-recruitment specialist Synexus has expanded its presence in South Africa, buying up another trial site in the country as it touts a growing list of clients.

EU sets early Oct. deadline for Eli Lilly's $5.4B bid for Novartis

European Union regulators have set an Oct. 3 deadline for approving or denying Eli Lilly's $5.4 billion bid for the animal health business of Switzerland's Novartis.

Rumor mill churning as possible Pfizer/AstraZeneca Round 2 approaches

Rumors about a potential new phase of the Pfizer/AstraZeneca takeover saga just won't go away, with all the talk giving the U.K. pharma's share price a lift this week.

Bloomberg: Sale of OTC specialist Omega could top $5.3B with bids from Bayer, Sanofi

What's an OTC drugmaker worth in the race to the top of the consumer healthcare space? Potentially more than $5.3 billion, if that drugmaker is Belgium's Omega Pharma.

Round two? Market rumors on a new Pfizer bid for AstraZeneca heat up

The story about a potential new takeover offer for AstraZeneca by Pfizer will not die.

Covidien acquires Sapheon ahead of FDA approval for vein adhesive

The Medtronic-Covidien integration team must be working overtime juggling not only existing products but also those in the deal pipeline. The pair hasn't slowed down at all--between them they have disclosed 5 acquisitions since their own merger announcement in mid-June, three of them this week alone.

Valeant, Ackman score a chance to force Allergan to an earlier showdown

Don't send out any save-the-dates for that Allergan special shareholder meeting just yet. Valeant has won a request for an expedited trial over the timing of the meeting, a key step in its $50 billion hostile takeover plans.

Medtronic expands hospital services push with $350M acquisition

Medtronic  wants to be known for manufacturing high-quality devices and providing related services as well. To that end, the company today announced the acquisition of privately held Italian company NGC Medical S.p.A.