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Legal fallout from Valeant's failed Allergan siege? Experts debate

Now that Actavis' $66 billion Allergan buy--and the bitter takeover war between Allergan and Valeant that preceded it--are in the books, there's much to reflect on. And a lot of lingering questions about how the saga will impact dealmaking moving forward, too.

Becton Dickinson plans respiratory asset sale in wake of CareFusion merger

Becton Dickinson is reviewing its assets now that the $12.4 billion CareFusion deal closed last week. The $30 billion medical products and diagnostics company is expected to sell the respiratory device business that was formerly part of CareFusion, Bloomberg reports.

AbbVie's $21B buyout puts Pharmacyclics execs in line for $4B payoff

Pharmacyclics CEO Robert Duggan would add $3.5 billion to his already substantial wealth, if and when AbbVie's $21 billion buyout goes through. But considering Duggan's record, a multibillion-dollar payoff is to be expected. It's the other executives and directors--who together qualify for more than $575 million--who could inspire M&A envy.

VCA division Antech buys Abaxis vet-lab assets for $21M

Antech Diagnostics, the lab division of veterinary hospital chain VCA, has agreed to buy the assets of Abaxis' Veterinary Reference Laboratory for $21 million in cash.

Trial tech outfit Clinical Ink merges with app upstart

Clinical Ink, a provider of trial data software, is merging with Boston's CentrosHealth in hopes of expanding its platform for paperless studies.

Kite Pharma adds manufacturing assets with T-Cell Factory acquisition

Biotech Kite Pharma, which has become a force in cancer immunotherapy, has added some more manufacturing capabilities to the operations it has been beefing up.

Retrophin bags rare disease approval, FDA voucher in $75M deal

Orphan drug biotech Retrophin is the new owner of an FDA-approved rare disease treatment and a potentially lucrative voucher for a future speedy review thanks to a $75 million buyout agreement.

Endo's shown it's willing to spend. But with Salix gone, what's left worth buying?

As Endo showed last week with its failed $10 billion bid for North Carolina's Salix, it's willing to shell out some serious dough if the right target comes along. The question is, what's left?

CAR-T player Kite Pharma buys its way into Europe and pads its anticancer arsenal

Kite Pharma, a leader among companies in the fast-moving field of cancer immunotherapy, is expanding its arsenal of potential treatments and making European landfall with a biotech buyout.

All clear for Actavis to become Allergan as EU watchdogs approve $66B merger

Actavis and Allergan can finally celebrate: They've cleared the last hurdle to closing their $66 billion merger agreement.