The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued warning letters to several pharmaceutical companies, including AbbVie (ABBV) AstraZeneca (AZN), and Teva (TEVA), over excessive patenting of medications as Medicare negotiates drug costs with the pharma industry. Yahoo Finance Health Reporter Anjalee Khemlani explains the Biden administration's ideas to license patents to lower drug costs for patients. For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live.
AbbVie (ABBV) announced it is acquiring neuroscience drug developer Cerevel Therapeutics (CERE) for $45.00 per share, putting the deal value at about $8.7 billion. AbbVie Chairman and CEO Richard Gonzalez said in the announcement that the combined portfolios will present a "significant growth opportunity well into the next decade." The deal comes about a week after AbbVie announced it was acquiring cancer drugmaker ImmunoGen (IMGN) for just over $10 billion. Yahoo Finance Healthcare Reporter Anjalee Khemlani breaks down the deal. For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live.
AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) and Cerevel Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CERE) today announced a definitive agreement under which AbbVie will acquire Cerevel Therapeutics and its robust neuroscience pipeline of multiple clinical-stage and preclinical candidates with potential across several diseases including schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease (PD), and mood disorders. The acquisition complements AbbVie's neuroscience portfolio, adding a wide range of potentially best-in-class assets that may transform standa