Delaware’s Supreme Court ruled last week to uphold a decision by the state’s Chancery Court that Fresenius (ETR:FRE) could walk away from its $4 billion merger with Akorn (NSDQ:AKRX). The initial deal was designed to help Fresenius move into new therapeutic areas and dosage forms, including eye drugs, ear drops, nasal sprays and respiratory drugs. But Fresenius abandoned the purchase in […]
The Delaware Chancery Court ruled this week that it can’t force Fresenius (ETR:FRE) to follow through with its $4.75 billion merger with Akorn (NSDQ:AKRX). The deal was designed to help Fresenius move into new dosage forms and therapeutic areas, including ophthalmic drugs, ear drops, nasal sprays and respiratory drugs. But Fresenius walked away from the deal in April, citing an investigation […]
Fresenius (ETR:FRE) filed counterclaims against generic drugmaker Akorn Inc. (NSDQ:AKRX) this week in Delaware Chancery Court, alleging that Akorn tried to defraud the FDA with falsified testing data. Akorn filed suit against Fresenius one day after the company walked away from a $4.75 billion deal to acquire Akorn. Fresenius cited an investigation that found material breaches of FDA data […]
Fresenius (ETR:FRE) is walking away from a $4.3 billion merger with U.S. generic drugmaker, Akorn Inc. (NSDQ:AKRX), citing an investigation that found material breaches of FDA data integrity requirements relating to Akorn’s operations. Fresenius said in a statement that it offered to delay its decision to give Akorn time to compete its own investigation, but Akorn turned […]
Allergan (NYSE:AGN) said yesterday that it inked a deal with InnoPharma to settle a patent challenge over Allergan’s dry eye drug, Restasis. InnoPharma is one of four companies challenging Allergan’s patents to its eye drop product. The group also includes Mylan (NSDQ:MYL), Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:TEVA) and Akorn Inc. (NSDQ:AKRX) – all of which are challenging the Restasis patents in federal court. Get the full […]
Akorn Inc. (NSDQ:AKRX) shareholders voted yesterday to approve its $4.75 billion merger deal with German healthcare company Fresenius (ETR:FRE). Fresenius’ Kabi division announced in April that it inked a deal to acquire the generic drugmaker, bringing with it a portfolio of ophthalmic drugs, ear drops, nasal sprays, respiratory drugs and medical creams. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
German healthcare company Fresenius (ETR:FRE) said today that it bought U.S. generic drugmaker Akorn Inc. (NSDQ:AKRX) for $4.75 billion and Merck KGaA’s biosimilars business. Since chief executive Stephan Sturm took the helm in June, the company has made takeovers a key part of its strategy. Fresenius bought a Spanish hospital chain for 5.8 billion euros […]
German healthcare group Fresenius SE (NYSE:FMS) reportedly said last week that it is in talks with generic drugmaker Akorn Inc. (NSDQ:AKRX) for a potential takeover. Akorn shares jumped 10% to $32.60 on news of the potential bid. Fresenius said in a statement that there is no guarantee that any deal will happen as a result of […]