List: 25 highest-paid women in biotech; GSK seals $3.6B HGS deal;

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> GEN rounded up the top 25 most highly paid women in biotech, and three of them appear to have CEO in their titles. Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan ($MYL), topped the list with 2011 compensation of $9.6 million. Item

> Elusys has grabbed a $50.2 million award from Uncle Sam to develop its anthrax treatment. Article

> Furiex Pharmaceuticals ($FURX) has added $30 million to a $10 million loan, striking a debt agreement with Silicon Valley Bank and MidCap Financial. Release

> Xconomy covered San Diego-based drug developers Sophiris Bio's journey to break into the blockbuster market for prostate cancer drugs. Article

> As expected, GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) has wrapped up its $3.6 billion buyout of U.S. biotech and long-time partner Human Genome Sciences. Item

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> J&J acknowledges what everyone knows, it settled with DoJ. Story

> Johnson & Johnson releases some Doxil for trials. More

> Investors bite on Pfizer's Sandwich site. News

> GSK tries volume, goodwill, over margins in Africa. Article

> Bloomberg: India's Sun sizes up deal with Germany's Stada. Story

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 @DamianFierce: NEJM: FDA device approval no slower than EU's. More | Follow @DamianFierce

> NEJM: FDA device approval no slower than EU's. Report

> CA hospital accused of testing Stryker tech without patient consent. Article

> FDA whacks Philips unit with Class I ventilator recall. News

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