$SRDX (SurModics, Inc.)

$SRDX {{ '2016-04-06T12:43:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SRDX reported that 3 clinical sites have been identified to participate in the SurVeil DCB early feasibility study. The study will have up to 15 patients and allow for data collection on product safety and usability before finalization of product design.

$MCK {{ '2017-07-21T16:07:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Biologics, a unit of healthcare technology firm $MCK, said it will join the limited distribution network of $PBYI to promote the latter’s kinase inhibitor Nerlynx. The formulation is indicated for treatment of adult patients with early-stage HER2 overexpressed/amplified breast cancer.

$REGN {{ '2017-07-21T15:50:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$REGN and $SNY announced that the European Medicine Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use has given a positive opinion for the marketing authorization of Dupixent (dupilumab), recommending its approval in Europe for use in adults with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis who are candidates for systemic therapy.

$HRC {{ '2017-07-19T14:11:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HRC declared a dividend of $0.18 per share for 4Q17 payable on September 29, 2017, to shareholders of record as of September 15, 2017. The indicated annual dividend rate is $0.72 per share.

$VRX {{ '2017-07-17T14:04:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRX has entered into an agreement to sell its Obagi Medical Products business for $190MM in cash to Haitong International Zhonghua Finance Acquisition Fund I, L.P. The transaction is expected to close in second half of 2017. $VRX intends to use the proceeds from the sale to permanently repay term loan debt under its Senior Secured Credit Facility.

$VRTX {{ '2017-07-13T12:31:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRTX announced that the Italian Medicines Agency has agreed to reimburse ORKAMBI (lumacaftor/ivacaftor), the first medicine to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis in people ages 12 and older who have two copies of the F508del mutation. Effective immediately, hundreds of eligible patients in Italy will have access to this medicine.

$VRX {{ '2017-07-10T13:27:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$VRX pays down $811MM of senior secured term loans using the net proceeds of the sale of Dendreon Pharmaceuticals LLC. The company has now reduced its debt by more than $4.3Bil since the end of 1Q16. $VRX still expects to pay down $5Bil in debt from divestiture proceeds and free cash flow within 18 months of August 2016.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T14:01:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA agreed to buy 2,186 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from $RAD. $WBA expects the new transaction to be modestly accretive to its adjusted EPS in the first full year after the initial closing of the new transaction, and expects to realize synergies from the new transaction in excess of $400MM.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T14:01:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA agreed to buy 2,186 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from $RAD. This new agreement replaces the previous merger agreement with Rite Aid, announced in October 2015 and amended in January 2017. The initial closing of the new transaction is expected to occur within the next six months.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T14:00:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA agreed to buy 2,186 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from $RAD. The consideration for the transaction will be $5.175Bil in cash, the assumption by $WBA of the related real estate leases and the grant of an option to $RAD to become a member of $WBA's group purchasing organization, Walgreens Boots Alliance Development.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T13:35:36+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$WBA said that on the $RAD agreement, while the company is assuming a real-estate obligation, it is not assuming any debt. Additionally, $WBA is expecting the deal to give significant cash tax benefit, as it tax amortizes the intangible assets it acquires from $RAD.

$RAD {{ '2017-06-29T12:19:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 1Q18, $RAD opened one store, relocated four, remodeled 67 and expanded one store, bringing the total number of wellness stores chainwide to 2,482. The company closed 14 stores, resulting in a total store count of 4,523 at the end of the first quarter.

$RAD {{ '2017-06-29T12:18:00+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Drugstore chain $RAD posted revenue of $7.8Bil in 1Q18, a decrease of 4.9%, as same store sales slid 3.9% YoY. Net loss widened to $75.3MM or $0.07 per share, compared to last year’s $4.6MM or $0.00 per share, hurt by lower pharmacy gross profit. Adjusted EBITDA was $192.6MM compared to $286MM in the year-over period.

$RAD {{ '2017-06-29T12:09:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RAD and $WBA announced that the latter will not buy the former as initially announced. Instead of the previously announced deal that was severely scrutinized by the Federal Trade Commission, $WBA will instead buy 2,186 Rite Aid Stores and Related Assets for $5.17Bil. Rite Aid will receive $325MM from $WBA as termination fee.

$WBA {{ '2017-06-29T11:32:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WBA, which reached an agreement with $RAD worth $5.17Bil today, reported a modest 5% increase in earnings for 3Q17 upon strategic partnerships that brought more patients to its pharmacies. Both sales and earnings inched up, with sales scaling up 2.1% to $30.1Bil, while earnings rose to $1,162MM. Adjusted earnings spiked 12.7% to $1.33 per share.

$HAE {{ '2017-06-23T10:51:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$HAE announced the formation of a Scientific Advisory Council as part of its broader innovation agenda, advancing its commitment to science and clinical excellence. The SAC will also, as appropriate, provide opinion on strategic issues impacting product and clinical matters.

$REGN {{ '2017-06-22T14:02:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$REGN provided details of the royalty it receives on any sales of canakinumab (ACZ885). $REGN received a royalty on worldwide net sales of canakinumab; the royalty rate starts at 4% and reaches 15% when canakinumab annual sales exceed $1.5Bil.

$SYK {{ '2017-06-19T12:28:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SYK agreed to buy $NVDQ. The transaction is expected to be dilutive to $SYK's 2017 adjusted EPS by $0.03-0.05. There is no change in $SYK's 2017 adjusted EPS forecast of $6.35-6.45. For 2018, this transaction is expected to be neutral to $SYK's earnings and accretive thereafter.

$SYK {{ '2017-06-19T12:26:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SYK agreed to buy $NVDQ for $11.75 per share, or $701MM with a net purchase price of $654MM, reflecting net cash of about $47MM. The transaction is expected to close at the end of 3Q17.

$GE {{ '2017-06-14T12:04:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GE's GE Additive and $SYK have entered a partnership agreement to support $SYK's growth in additive manufacturing. The agreement covers new additive machines, materials and services for $SYK's global supply chain operations.

$REGN {{ '2017-06-12T10:58:03+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$REGN and $SNY announced positive results from two Phase 3b/4 ODYSSEY-DM trials in patients with diabetes. In the studies, Praluent, when administered on top of maximally tolerated doses of statins, significantly reduced low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, the primary endpoint of the study.

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