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  • U.S. sales of $585 million far exceeded Wall Street forecasts in the $485 million range. The drug is taking flight as patients with the progressive neurological disease move from injectable treatments to more convenient pills, including Novartis AG's Gilenya and Sanofi SA's Aubagio.

  • July 22- Puma Biotechnology Inc said its experimental breast cancer drug met its main goal in a late-stage trial. Shares of the company, which doesn't have any drug in the market, tripled to $176.94 in extended trading.

  • Final Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 76 or 1.0 percent, to $76.87. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 20 or. 4 percent, to $49.12. Hospira rose$. 31 or. 6 percent, to $50.78.

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 93 or 1.2 percent, to $77.04. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 41 or. 8 percent, to $49.33. Hospira rose$. 27 or. 5 percent, to $50.74.

  • Dems press blocks on corporate tax inversions plans Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Democrats, searching for campaign issues before November's congressional elections, have jumped on inversions, and several of them have offered bills that would curb the deals.

  • Early Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 37 or. 5 percent, to $76.15. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 28 or. 6 percent, to $48.84. Hospira fell$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $50.09.

  • July 18- Catalent Inc, controlled by Blackstone Group LP, said it expects its initial public offering to be priced between $19 and $22 per share, valuing the company at about $2.57 billion at the top end. The company's major customers include Pfizer Inc, Johnson& Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Merck& Co Inc and Novartis AG.

  • July 17- Shire Plc and U.S. drugmaker Abbvie Inc plan to announce a $53 billion merger as soon as Friday morning, two people said on Thursday. Dublin- based Shire, which sells drugs for rare diseases, said earlier this week it was ready to recommend a deal to shareholders after AbbVie increased its offer.

  • July 17- Shire Plc and U.S. drugmaker Abbvie Inc plan to announce a $53 billion merger as soon as Friday morning, two people said on Thursday. Dublin- based Shire, which sells drugs for rare diseases, said earlier this week it was ready to recommend a deal to shareholders after AbbVie increased its offer.

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $76.53. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 08 or. 2 percent, to $48.63. Hospira fell$. 17 or. 3 percent, to $50.58.

  • Most active New York Stock Exchange-traded stocks Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at New York Stock Exchange 10 most-active stocks at 1 p.m.:. AbbVie fell. 6 percent to $53.14 with 13,607,100 shares traded. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. rose 2.7 percent to $4.65 with 46,059,000 shares traded.

  • ZURICH, July 16- Roche's experimental drug crenezumab failed to delay a decline in thinking and memory skills in people with Alzheimer's disease, a result likely to bolster a growing belief that drugs need to be given in earlier stages of the disease to show a benefit.

  • Roche Alzheimer's drug fails main goals in mid-stage study Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    ZURICH, July 16- Roche said its experimental Alzheimer's drug failed to meet its main goals in a mid-stage study, a result likely to bolster the belief that drugs need to be given in earlier stages of the disease to slow patients' decline.

  • Early Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    Baxter International Inc. fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $76.67. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 17 or. 3 percent, to $48.88. Hospira rose$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $50.79.

  • Genentech Alzheimer's drug misses goals in studies Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Jeffrey Cummings of the Cleveland Clinic said none of the deaths seemed due to the drug and pneumonia occurred at a rate to be expected in older people. Results were revealed Wednesday at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Copenhagen.

  • July 16- The Obama administration urged Congress on Wednesday to act to stem what it described as a growing trend in which U.S. companies move their headquarters abroad to reduce their U.S. tax bills. "Congress should enact legislation immediately," Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told a business conference in New York hosted by cable television channel CNBC.

  • July 16- Pfizer Inc said a once-weekly dose of its drug, already approved for on-demand treatment of a blood clotting disorder, reduced bleeding rates in patients in a late-stage study.

  • Midday Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 03 or percent, to $76.62. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. rose$. 28 or. 6 percent, to $48.90. Hospira rose$. 43 or. 8 percent, to $51.25.

  • US corporations make big money, cut out on taxes Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 12:03 PM ET

    Big U.S. corporations are benefiting from a "new exceptionalism," allowing them to skip out on their domestic tax bills, The Washington Post says.

  • Early Glance: Pharmaceuticals companies Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    Baxter International Inc. rose$. 20 or. 3 percent, to $76.79. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. fell$. 04 or. 1 percent, to $48.58. Hospira fell$. 03 or percent, to $50.80.