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Acorda Therapeutics to Acquire Civitas Therapeutics

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Acorda Therapeutics has entered into an agreement to acquire Civitas Therapeutics, a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, for $525 million in cash. Acorda will obtain worldwide rights to CVT-301, a Phase 3 treatment candidate for OFF episodes of Parkinsons disease (PD). The acquisition also includes rights to Civitas proprietary ARCUSTM pulmon...

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Monday, October 27, 2014

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Friday, October 24, 2014

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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