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News on Novartis (Ticker: NVS) continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

1 hr ago | Fortune

Healthcare M&A activity hits record level

The year-to-date level of announced M&A activity in the healthcare sector is at its highest level since Thomson Reuters began tracking such deals in 1980, hitting $153.5 billion.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Triad Hospitals, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Zimmer Holdings, Medical Equipment, Biomet, Warsaw, IN, Biotech, Allergan

6 hrs ago | MediaPost

Focus Drives Big Pharma's Focus O...

As part of an ongoing trend for pharmaceutical companies to get back to their knitting, Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline "agreed to trade more than $20 billion worth of assets on Tuesday to bolster their best businesses and exit weaker ones," as Reuters' Caroline Copley and Paul Sandle put it .

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry

10 hrs ago | SFGate

New drug sales help boost Novartis Q1 profit

The Jan. 29, 2014 file photo shows Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez as he arrives for the annual balance press conference in Basel, Switzerland.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Noven Pharmaceuticals, Business News

11 hrs ago | Investopedia

These Biotech Pioneers Are Now On Sale

With those two factors in place, it's time to double up on your biotech research efforts, which is why I've been giving these stocks more ink than usual in recent weeks.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, Merck

Wed Apr 23, 2014

BioSpace

Novartis AG Deal Makes GlaxoSmithKline's Pennsylvania Staffers Nervous

GlaxoSmithKline might be laying workers off but, others are hiring too! Check it out! GlaxoSmithKline's mutlibillion-dollar deal with Novartis announced Tuesday morning is expected to impact the drug company's workers in western Montgomery County the most.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry, Novartis, Montgomery County, PA, Philadelphia, PA

Seeking Alpha

Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline Exchange Boosts Both Companies' Stocks, 2014 Outlook

Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline exchanged more than $20 billion in assets recently to reinforce their profitable divisions and eliminate their weaker businesses as drug manufacturers adjust to competition from generics and spending cuts in healthcare.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry, Cancer, Health, Leukemia, Breast Cancer

Local Tech Wire

Government contracts likely mean immunity for big Novartis vaccine plant

Plans for pharmaceutical giants Novartis , GlaxoSmithKline and Eli Lilly to swap business lines may have shaken up the stock market Tuesday, but work at a Novartis flu vaccine plant in Holly Springs hummed along, and local officials said they expect it to remain that way.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Novartis, Medicine, Healthcare Industry, GlaxoSmithKline, Influenza, Health, Wake County, NC

Lincoln Daily News

Earnings, healthcare give Wall Street sixth straight gain

U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as a host of solid earnings reports, along with strength in the healthcare sector, helped lift the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to their sixth straight advance.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, Netflix, Startups, Allergan, Biotech, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

Sys-Con Media

Novartis recognized as top ranking company in the US on DiversityInc...

We are proud of the progress we have made and this achievement inspires us to continue this important effort."

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Related Topix: Biotech

The Washington Post

Novartis Cancer Move Adds Spice to Crosstown Rivalry with Roche

Sitting just two miles apart on opposite banks of the Rhine river in Basel, Switzerland, Novartis AG and Roche Holding AG have long had a complex cross- town rivalry.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Cancer, Health, Novartis AG, Healthcare Industry, Genentech, Startups, Oncology, France, World News,

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Business Journal

Glaxo CEO Witty to focus on 'key franchises' instead of smaller money makers

When the asset swap between GlaxoSmithKline , Novartis and Eli Lilly goes through in the first part of next year, each company says it will generate a larger portion of its overall revenue from its key focus areas.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline, Healthcare Industry, Novartis

The Globe and Mail

Novartis, GSK, Lilly sign multibillion-dollar deals to trade business units

Joe Jimenez, CEO of Swiss drug maker Novartis, gestures during an interview with Reuters at the company's headquarters in Basel in this March 19, 2014 file photo.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Noven Pharmaceuticals

Investor's Business Daily

Novartis, Glaxo Swap Units; Lilly Buying Animal Biz

Novartis and Glaxo rose on the stock market today , while Lilly slipped a fraction.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Health, Influenza

Forbes.com

With Big Pharma In Retreat, Ackman And Novartis Try A New Blueprint For Drug Companies

Yesterday in a move that returned attention to healthcare takeovers, Bill Ackman, CEO of the hedge fund Pershing Square Capital, announced a bold and unusual move by partnering with pharmaceutical company, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International plc's cancer-drug business for $14.5 billion and will sell most of its vaccine business to GSK for $7.1 ... (more)

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Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Eli Lilly, Healthcare Industry, Forest Labs

Local Tech Wire

Novartis swaps businesses with GSK, plans to sell Holly Springs plant

Meanwhile, Novartis also plans to sell its huge vaccine production facility in Holly Springs in a separate deal.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Novartis, Healthcare Industry

The Huffington Post

Novartis Signs Multi-Billion Dollar Deals With GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly

Drug maker Novartis says it has signed several multibillion-dollar deals with GlaxoSmithKline and Lilly that will affect some 15,000 of its employees.

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Related Topix: Biotech, GlaxoSmithKline, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

The Miami Herald

Novartis, GSK, Lilly in multibillion-dollar deals

Myles Chefetz does a tasting in the kitchen at Prime Fish with chef Todd Zimmer, April 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Restaurant Management

Mon Apr 21, 2014

GuruFocus.com

PetMed Express Inc. Is Trying Harder to Push Sales

PetMed Express Inc. is a leading nationwide pet pharmacy and Vet-VIPPS accredited, delivering prescription and non-prescription medications, and pet supplies.

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Related Topix: Biotech, Marketing

BioSpace

Clinical Trial Of Juno Therapeutics Cell Therapy Restarts

Earlier this month, a study of a much-watched cell therapy that genetically modifies patients' immune cells in order to attack tumors was stopped because the treatment may have caused the deaths of two patients.

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Related Topix: Biotech

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Independent

Last leader of violent animal rights group jailed for six years

Debbie Vincent was part of group that falsely accused Huntingdon Life Sciences workers of being paedophiles, posted sanitary towels claimed to be infected with AIDS, and desecrated the grave of the mother of a pharmaceutical company director Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this ... (more)

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Related Topix: Animal Rights, Prison, Activism, Biotech

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