Actavis to Acquire Allergan to Create Top 10 Global Growth Pharmaceutical Company with $23 Billion in Revenue

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Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) and Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Actavis will acquire Allergan for a combination of $129.22 in cash and 0.3683 Actavis shares for each share of Allergan common stock. Based on the closing price of Actavis shares on November 14, 2014, the transactio...

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Researchers Convert Human Skin Cells into Sensory Neurons

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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Monday, November 24, 2014

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Study Identifies Early Warning Signs of Stroke Risk in Black...

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Treatment Offers Promise for Spinal Cord Injury Patients to ...

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Promising Phase II Results Seen in Parkinson's Drug

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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Researchers Prevent Memory Problems Caused by Sleep Deprivat...

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Monday, November 17, 2014

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