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> Gilead Sciences ($GILD) is working with Chinese CRO WuXi PharmaTech ($WX), tasking the company with handling analytical and stability studies of investigational drugs to support global marketing applications. News

> Isis Pharmaceuticals ($ISIS) launched a Phase II study on its Bayer-partnered treatment for clotting disorders, putting it in line for a $55 million milestone payment. More

> The potential merger of Pfizer ($PFE) and Allergan ($ACT) has stirred up fresh critiques of U.S. tax policy from presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Story

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> Quest Medical launches recall for open heart surgery drug delivery devices. Story

> Sanofi recalls epinephrine injector devices from U.S. and Canada. Article

> Zimmer Biomet raises guidance as it squeezes out more synergies, but whence growth? More

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> Allergan pays $125M to rid itself of marketing charges tied to Warner Chilcott. Report

> Patent challenger Bass wins IP reviews for Celgene, Shire meds. Article

> Mylan beats Street's estimates with Q3 earnings and beats Perrigo in effort to derail tender. Item