Pfizer-Allergan deal a prelude to splitting company

(Reuters) — A Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) merger with Ireland-based Allergan (NYSE: AGN), in addition to providing tax benefits, would bolster the U.S. drugmaker’s growth prospects should it decide to sell or spin off its portfolio of products that have gone off patent. Many Wall Street analysts believe Pfizer will decide to split late next year, after compiling 3 years of financial data treating its “established products” division, which sells generic medicines, and its “innovative” patent-protected medicines unit, as if they were separate companies. Such a split would dramatically boost the company’s profitability, because in-patents drugs command much higher prices that rise every year, as opposed to off-patent medicines, that become commoditized and their prices decline. “This would be the creation of 2 companies really, not 1 huge $350 billion Pfizer,” Andy Summers, co-portfolio manager at Janus Capital Group, said of the likely Pfizer split post merger. Janus is the 11th-largest Allergan shareholder with about 6.5 million shares, according to Thomson Reuters data. Pfizer’s $15 billion purchase earlier this year of hospital products maker Hospira, which sells generic injectable drugs and is developing biosimilar versions of top-selling biotech medicines, was widely seen as a move to make the established products business more attractive ahead of a sale. A combination with Allergan would add lucrative p...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Pharmaceuticals Allergan Inc. Pfizer Inc. Source Type: news

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Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Farideh Mohtasham, Jamal Rahmani, Yousef Khani, Siamak Sabour
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Surg Treat Res Source Type: research
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Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sport Rehabil Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE CORPUS: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE CORPUS: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE UPPER TRACT: CASE REPORTS Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: PATHOLOGY OF THE UPPER TRACT: CASE REPORTS Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology - Category: Pathology Tags: ONLINE ARTICLES: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research
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