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$DEPO {{ '2015-11-20T13:36:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Specialty pharmaceutical company $DEPO said in a statement that $HZNP has decided to pull out its acquisition proposal following the ruling of Santa Clara County Superior Court enjoining $HZNP's exchange offer and proxy solicitation based on $HZNP's misuse of $DEPO's confidential information.

$UNH {{ '2018-01-17T18:35:18+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 2018, health insurance provider UnitedHealth expects its profits between $16.7-17.3Bil. $UNH expects its premium revenues to reduce $400-500MM due to regulatory changes in Affordable Care Act. The company also plans to invest $200-300MM this year in artificial intelligence, data analytics etc. which would improve its engagement with customers.

$UNH {{ '2018-01-17T18:34:42+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

UnitedHealth's 2017 medical care ratio increased 90 basis points to 82.1% vs. last year. Medical care ratio shows how much money is spent on healthcare from the premiums received by the health insurer. $UNH expects its 2018 medical care ratio to come around 81.5% plus or minus 50 basis points.

$UNH {{ '2018-01-17T18:34:08+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

UnitedHealth's 4Q profits spiked to $3.62Bil whereas revenue was up 9% to $52.06Bil. $UNH's Health Insurance segment brings in more revenues, but Optum segment contributed more to its profits. Optum's profits were up 22% reaching $2.2Bil in 4Q. For 2017, the company reported a non-cash tax benefit of $1.22 per share due to tax reforms.

$UNH {{ '2018-01-17T13:48:18+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Largest US health insurer UnitedHealth's profits more than doubled in the fourth quarter to $3.61Bil due to tax benefits. $UNH also crossed $200Bil mark in revenues for FY17. The company now expects to save $1.7Bil in FY18 due to tax reforms. For 2018, the health insurer expects GAAP EPS between $11.65-11.95 and non-GAAP EPS between $12.30-12.60.

$AGN {{ '2018-01-17T13:14:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN and $IRWD reached an agreement with Indian pharma company Sun Pharma to resolve a patent litigation for the generic version of constipation drug Linzess in the U.S. As per the agreement, Sun Pharma will be able to market the generic version of Linzess in the U.S. from Feb. 1, 2031. All the litigations related to Linzess were dismissed.

$UNH {{ '2018-01-16T17:58:43+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$UNH UnitedHealth Group Incorporated Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights

$DEPO {{ '2018-01-10T17:44:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DEPO announced the closing of its Commercialization Agreement for the US rights to commercialize both NUCYNTA Extended Release and NUCYNTA Immediate Release with Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc. In connection with the closing, $DEPO received an upfront $10MM cash payment from Collegium.

$AGN {{ '2018-01-09T15:46:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN, which announced its plan to give pink slips to 1,000 of its employees and cut down 400 open positions earlier this year, provided FY18 financial outlook. In 2018, Allergan plans to sell its remaining position of 10% stake in $TEVA through Forward Sale Agreements and/or open market sales.

$MLNT {{ '2018-01-08T17:08:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MLNT completed the acquisition of $MDCO’s infectious disease business. $MLNT also announced that $MDCO’s Mike McGuire has joined the new organization as SVP, Commercial, replacing Chief Commercial Officer, John Temperato, who left $MLNT to pursue other opportunities.

$MDCO {{ '2018-01-08T13:17:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Pharma firm $MDCO closed the sale of its infectious disease business to $MLNT for $215MM of guaranteed cash and 3.3 MM common shares of Melinta. The sale consideration also includes royalty payments of 5-25% on certain drug sales and the assumption by Melinta of all royalty, milestone and other payment obligations relating to those products.

$ACOR {{ '2018-01-08T12:56:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Bio-pharmaceuticals company $ACOR has reported net sales of $542MM for fiscal 2017. For fiscal 2018, the company expects net sales to be in the range of $330MM to $350MM. R&D and SG&A operating expenses, on an adjusted basis, is forecasted in the $270-$290MM range.

$AGN {{ '2017-12-26T12:22:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN said that the Federal Circuit confirmed that a proposed generic version of Combigan eye drug from Sandoz, a unit of $NVS, did not infringe Allergan's two patents. The Federal Circuit also reversed the district court's decision that Sandoz's proposed generic product infringes Allergan's 3rd patent. Allergan plans to file for rehearing within 30 days.

$AGN {{ '2017-12-21T14:38:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN and its partner $PRTK announced that FDA accepted to review Seysara, an investigational drug for treating acne. Allergan, which has the U.S. rights of developing and marketing Seysara, expects FDA to take action on this in 2H18. Paratek retains the non-U.S. rights. In March 2017, Allergan announced positive results from Seysara Phase 3 trials.

$AGN {{ '2017-12-18T22:26:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Robert Stewart, COO of $AGN will resign from his role. He has been named as the CEO of the newly formed Amneal Pharmaceuticals, effective Jan. 25, 2018. Following Rob's departure, Wayne Swanton, SVP, Global Operations has been promoted as EVP, Global Operations of Allergan.

$AGN {{ '2017-12-18T22:14:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN and its development partner Gedeon Richter Plc reported positive results from phase 3 study of cariprazine, which is used to treat the bipolar depression. Allergan plans to file the New Drug Application to the FDA in 2H18.

$IPXL {{ '2017-12-18T13:05:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC and $IPXL said Robert Stewart will join Amneal as President, effective Jan. 25, 2018. Stewart most recently served as COO of $AGN. After completion of combination of Amneal and $IPXL, Stewart will become President and CEO of the combined company, to be named Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc., and will become a BoD member.

$AGN {{ '2017-12-12T19:58:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN gets FDA clearance for the CoolSculpting, a treatment to improve the appearance of lax tissue in double chin. Allergan got this CoolSculpting technology by acquiring Zeltiq Aesthetics in Feb. 2017 for $2.4Bil. Allergan added that in an 18-week study, 77% of patients showed improved appearance in their lax tissue.

$AGN {{ '2017-12-12T19:07:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AGN enters into a buyout deal with $RPRX through a cash tender offer of $0.67 per share, representing a 43% premium of Repros Therapeutics’ Dec. 11th closing price ($0.47). Allergan's subsidiary will acquire Repros, which focuses on developing the drugs for male and female reproductive disorders. The deal is expected to close in 1Q18.

$ZTS {{ '2017-12-12T13:32:16+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ZTS BoD declared 1Q18 dividend of $0.126 per share of the company’s common stock, an increase of 20% from the quarterly dividend rate paid in 2017. The dividend is to be paid on Thursday, March 1, 2018, to holders of record on Friday, January 19, 2018.

$ANTM {{ '2017-12-11T14:59:25+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

At a time when the US health insurance sector stares at a rise in premium prices, amid the government’s move to repeal the Individual Mandate clause, an analysis shows that major players in the sector registered consistent revenue growth over the past ten years. $ANTM $UNH $AET $HUM $CI

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