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Spectrum grabs Talon leukemia drug in $206M deal

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals has snapped up South San Francisco-based Talon Therapeutics and its leukemia drug Marqibo for the bargain-basement price of $11.3 million and CVRs worth up to $195 million.

Spectrum picks up orphan cancer drug with stabilized delivery

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals snagged the rights to an orphan-designated, pivotal-stage cancer treatment coupled with a specialized delivery component that increases stability and solubility.

Moves to help ease drug shortages undercut Spectrum

As plant problems drained away supplies of the important generic chemo drug leucovorin a few years ago, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals got to play the hero by upping production of its own branded version, Fusilev, or levoleucovorin.

Spectrum seeks rapid approval for anticancer contender

The company plans to advance the program, which has fast-track status in the U.S., to an FDA review next year.

Bayer exec takes reins at J&J's troubled consumer products biz

Welcome to this week's roundup of hirings and firings throughout the industry. Please send the good word (or the bad) from your shop to Alison Bryant (email | Twitter) and Nesa Nourmohammadi (...

Spectrum nabs Allos buyout as bladder cancer drug fails PhIII

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals ($SPPI) put on the best face possible on the news that its bladder cancer drug apaziquone failed two late stage studies.

FDA works to avert cancer drug shortage

A recent example of the FDA stepping in to help alleviate a drug shortage involves high-flying Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and its anticancer drug, Fusilev (levoleucovorin, in 50-mg single-use vials).

Shulman: Best biotech stocks to own

This morning, MarketWatch's Michael Shulman listed some of what he sees are the hottest bargain biotech stocks for this year: Cerus, Curis, Compugen, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals and Impax Laboratories.

Spectrum partners up on new program for rituximab biosimilar

Spectrum Pharmaceuticals ($SPPI) is jumping into the biosimilar business. In a brief announcement this morning, the Irvine, CA-based biotech said that it has inked a deal with Viropro to develop a...

Spectrum sues Cangene for breach of contract

Irvine, California-based Spectrum Pharmaceuticals is suing Cangene Biopharma in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore for allegedly breaching a 2008 contract to make Fusilev, an injectable cancer