Medications

FDA investigating PML in patient taking MS drug

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating the possible association between a rare brain infection and the multiple sclerosis (MS) drug Gilenya (fingolimod), according to a drug safety alert issued ...

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Royalty Pharma lets Elan takeover bid expire

Royalty Pharma has let its latest takeover bid for Irish drugmaker Elan lapse as it decided against pressing ahead with a court challenge of a requirement that it withdraw the offer.

Medications

Drugmaker Elan plans to explore sale of company (Update)

Shares of Elan Corp PLC jumped Friday after the Irish drugmaker said it will explore a possible sale of the company while its board continues to fend off a hostile takeover bid from Royalty Pharma.

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Judge halts Royalty Pharma's bid for Elan stock

Irish drugmaker Elan Corp.'s fight against a takeover bid by Royalty Pharma has spilled into U.S. federal court, where a judge has issued a temporary restraining order preventing Royalty from completing its offer to buy the ...

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Elan moves to deter takeover bid

(AP)—Irish drug maker Elan Corp. announced Monday it will pay shareholders a recurring special dividend linked to the sales of the multiple sclerosis treatment Tysabri.

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