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Allergan Sold to Actavis for $66 Billion

By |2016-12-23T12:42:21-07:00November 19th, 2014|News|

Allergan, the maker of Botox, sold yesterday for a reported $66 billion. The move by Ireland's Actavis Plc marked the end of a hostile pursuit of Allergan by William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. Allergan had resisted the takeover by Valeant on the grounds that it would hurt its shareholders, given the Canadian pharma company's [...]

Lap-band Surgery to Become More Accessible

By |2016-12-23T12:42:30-07:00March 8th, 2011|News|

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering changing its guidelines for lap-band surgery to make the procedure more accessible to a larger percentage of the population. Lap-band surgery, the least invasive form of weight-loss surgery, is only currently available to individuals with a BMI (body mass index) of 40, or 35 for individuals with additional health problems such [...]