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Allergan CEO Brent Saunders

Allergan started out as a tiny but beloved Southern California eye care firm before expanding to a $130 billion company. Here’s how the Botox-ma...

Here's how Allergan went from its start as a sleepy but beloved company out of Southern California in the 1950s to an acquisition target for AbbVie.

Allergan spikes 30% after AbbVie agrees to buy the Botox-maker for $63 billion

AbbVie expects the acquisition to generate at least $2 billion in pre-tax synergies and cost reductions within three years.

Abbvie is buying Allergan in a $63 billion pharma mega-deal

The biopharmaceuticals giant and drugmaker want to create a leader across immunology, neuroscience, eye care, and other medical fields.
AbbVie revealed on Wednesday that it had halted patient enrollment in a late-stage clinical trial for a small-cell lung cancer drug after poor patient outcomes.

A cancer drug that AbbVie acquired in a $10 billion deal is looking more and more like a failure

AbbVie just stopped enrolling patients in a late-stage trial of a high-profile lung cancer drug after patients had shorter survival results on the drug.

A company that’s taking a new approach to tackling Alzheimer’s is moving into human trials after raising $133 million

Biotech startup Alector is getting ready to put its first batch of neurodegenerative drugs into humans after raising an additional $133 million. Alector is developing treatments that harness the body's immune system to tackle conditions like Alzheimer's, and other forms of dementia.
Instead of turning to surgery, drugmakers are hoping to treat diseases like uterine fibroids and endometriosis with new medications.

A new treatment for a condition that can feel like tiny people skating on razor blades in your stomach and affects an estimated 200 million women just...

The FDA just approved elagolix, a new treatment for women living with endometriosis. Endometriosis, a condition that affects millions of women, occurs when tissue from the uterus grows outside of it, leading to cysts, heavy bleeding, and scarring.
Instead of turning to surgery, drugmakers are hoping to treat diseases like uterine fibroids and endometriosis with new medications.

‘Nobody’s talking about’ 2 medical conditions that affect 8 million women in America — but that could be about to change

The drugs in development are to treat two major women's health conditions: endometriosis and uterine fibroids.

RANKED: These are the most and least reputable drug companies in the world

The Reputation Institute took a look at what the general public thought of 17 major pharmaceutical companies. Here's who came out on top.

Here’s the cancer data that led AbbVie to make the 2nd-largest acquisition in the history of venture capital

Stemcentrx wants to target cancer stem cells to treat a form of lung cancer — and we just got more data showing how it works.