Private equity firms sell $500M-plus in Quintiles shares; AMAG raises $201M;

@FierceBiotech: ICYMI Friday: Merck's Ebola vaccine is 100% successful in interim Phase III results. Report | Follow @FierceBiotech

@JohnCFierce: Is it just me, or is $SHPG's Ornskov overrated? Shire chief Ornskov bets $300M on another eye drug bolt-on buyout. Story | Follow @JohnCFierce

@DamianFierce: Charming addition to the drug co. nonsense lexicon: "biobetter." More | Follow @DamianFierce

> Private equity groups are selling more than $500 million worth of Quintiles ($Q) shares. Story

> AMAG Pharmaceuticals priced $201 million in shares. Release

> San Diego-based Cidara Therapeutics has launched a Phase I study of the antifungal CD101 IV in healthy subjects. Release

Medical Device News

@FierceMedDev: ICYMI Friday: Upstart gets $6M to back the first FDA-cleared, OTC conception assistance device. Article | Follow @FierceMedDev

@VarunSaxena2: ResMed acquires China's Curative Medical to get bigger in sleep disorder devices. Item | Follow @VarunSaxena2

@EmilyWFierce: $OSUR got an FDA OK for emergency use of its rapid Ebola test. Press release | Follow @EmilyWFierce

> U.S. Army scientists roll out innovative blood loss monitor device. More

> Bard gets additional CMS reimbursement for its drug-coated angioplasty balloon. Story

Pharma News

@FiercePharma: ICYMI: Suit says CVS manipulated generic drug prices. Item | Follow @FiercePharma

@EricPFierce: As #Hospira expands recall of #ketorolac to 37M vials you've got to wonder what Pfizer thinks. Article | Follow @EricPFierce

@CarlyHFierce: #ICYMI Friday: Ackman's 'wolf pack' drove Allergan into foreign hands, former CEO says. More | Follow @CarlyHFierce

> Express Scripts stiff-arms AZ's Onglyza, Vivus' Qsymia with new 2016 formulary. Article

> Ex-Teva employee said she got canned for passing info to the feds in Latin America fraud probe. News

Animal Health News

> VCA ups 2015 guidance as Q2 sales and profits soar past expectations. More

> Heska doubles Q2 operating income but misses on revenue. Report

> Schein misses Q2 estimates on currency woes and sales challenges. Story

> IDEXX shares climb on record diagnostics placements and Q2 earnings gain. Article

> Report: 'Precision farming' set to revolutionize livestock care. More

Biotech IT News

> Y Combinator continues push into bioinformatics with investment in Cofactor Genomics. News

> NIH to bankroll initiatives to build Cancer Genomics Cloud Pilots into R&D programs. Report

> Ex-BGI CEO's next move? A $1.6B push to find a 'formula for life.' More

> First startups graduate from Illumina Accelerator as deadline for next phase nears. Story

> Venter's HLI plans to ramp up sequencing capacity as more pharma deals near fruition. Article

Pharma Marketing News

> Express Scripts kicks another batch of meds off its preferred formulary. Item

> Pfizer's hot-selling Ibrance gets even hotter with new $710M sales estimate for 2015. News

> Sanofi and MannKind launch Afrezza DTC ad campaign in stealth mode. Story

> Shyft Analytics: Targeted drugs need a data-fueled marketing shift. Article

> Can a dwindling rep tally keep Vivus' obesity med in the game? More

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