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Merck Resolves Claims Related to Vioxx for $950 Million
By Amy Ritter
The justice department announced that Merck has agreed to pay $950 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims related to its promotion and marketing of the painkiller Vioxx.
Gilead Acquires Pharmasset for $11 Billion
By Erik Greb
On Nov. 21, 2011, Gilead Sciences agreed to acquire Pharmasset for $137 per share in cash, or a total of approximately $11 billion. Pharmasset's board of directors unanimously approved the transaction, which is expected to close during the first quarter of 2012.
Elan, University of Cambridge Launch New Research Center
By Stephanie Sutton
Elan and the University of Cambridge have launched a center for innovation and drug discovery that will focus on translational research into therapies for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. The Cambridge–Elan Center will be located at the University of Cambridge, and the agreement between the two will last for 10 years. Its goal is to discover novel compounds that can alter the behavior of proteins associated with neurodegenerative disorders and be developed into new treatments.
Week of Nov. 28, 2011: BioMarin Announces FDA Approval of Expanded Biologics Manufacturing Facility; Par Pharmaceuticals Makes Executive Appointments; and More
BioMarin Announces FDA Approval of Expanded Biologics Manufacturing Facility; Par Pharmaceuticals Makes Executive Appointments; and More.
Regulatory Roundup: EMA Hosts Subgroup Analysis Workshop
EMA Hosts Subgroup Analysis Workshop.

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