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Sandoz Pushes Further Into High-Barrier Generics With $1.5B Acquisition of Fougera

This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily

Executive Summary

Sandoz is acquiring the U.S. generics dermatology business Fougera, which formerly belonged to Nycomed, for $1.5 billion in cash, giving it entry into a highly profitable niche market.

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