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Buzz: Ariad soars on reports that Baxalta has come calling about a buyout

Shire has been quiet since making its unwelcomed $30 billion bid to acquire Baxalta public earlier this month. But Baxalta evidently isn't waiting for the next step to play out in that dance. Bloomberg is reporting this afternoon that Baxalta is hunting for an acquisition around the $2 billion mark that would add to its hematology pipeline.

Abbott's next big acquisition: Wall Street wonders, if not St. Jude, then who?

Wall Street is taking Abbott's claim that it is not interested in St. Jude Medical at face value, paving the way for speculation about who the drug and devicemaker will buy instead as it seeks to deploy plentiful cash and bulk up in med tech following a wave of industry M&A.

Celgene nails down $7.2B takeover of Receptos

Celgene Thursday reported that it had completed its $7.2 billion buyout of Receptos. Celgene agreed to pay $232 per share for the San Diego-headquartered company, a nearly 18% premium.

Sweden's Meda weighs $1B sale of its U.S. business

Meda is no stranger to the M&A arena, last year inking a pact to buy Italy's Rottapharm. This time, though, it could wind up on the other side of the bargaining table.

On the heels of big production news, Novo Nordisk snaps up two diabetes drug developers

After announcing a $2 billion manufacturing investment Wednesday--and launching a late-stage trial of its oral semaglutide drug to boot--the Danish drugmaker now says it's buying two private biopharma research companies specializing in diabetes and related metabolic problems.

Impatient Horizon accuses Depomed of stalling its shareholder meeting plans

Early this month, Horizon Pharma wrote to hostile target Depomed to get the ball rolling on requesting a special shareholders' meeting. And it's not happy about how that process has gone so far.

Greatbatch grabs Lake Regional Medical for $1.7B to expand surgical offerings

Greatbatch is snatching up Lake Region Medical for $1.73 billion to beef up its offerings and expand its global reach, months after the company announced it would spin off its neurostimulation unit to focus on building out its portfolio.  

Teva bows out of voting on Mylan's proposed deal for Perrigo

Friday, Mylan's shareholders will vote on whether the company should move ahead with its hostile bid for Perrigo. But Teva won't be among them, despite the fact that it built up a 4.61% Mylan stake when it was trying to buy the company earlier this year.

Who should Allergan buy next? We asked, you answered

Serial buyer Allergan is getting ready to head back to the bargaining table, and there's plenty of buzz about who its next target will be. Who should it be, though, as far as FiercePharma readers are concerned? That's the question we posed last Tuesday, and since then, more than 500 of you have weighed in. 

UPDATED: With vote approaching, Perrigo chief slams Mylan's 'troubling' values

There are just three days left until Mylan's shareholders decide whether the company should push forward with its hostile pursuit of Perrigo. And just in case they do, Perrigo is making sure its own shareholders are ready to shoot it down.