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Mergers and Acquisitions Remain Key in Big Pharma's 2013 Playbook

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Industry Segment: Pharmaceutical & Biotech | Word Count: 510 Words

SUGAR LAND--January 28, 2013--Reported by Annette Kreuger, Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--In the absence of the avalanche of mega-industry mergers and acquisitions (M&A) seen in previous years, many pundits have proclaimed the end of that particular business tool as an essential component in Big Pharma's playbook. While the numbers in 2012 of both quantity and value were less than in years past, it is apparent that M&A plans remain a key factor for the industry. With 2013 barely under way, rumors are in the air of new deals in the offing.

Other companies featured: Pfizer Incorporated (NYSE:PFE), Merck (NYSE:MRK), Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE:BMY), GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK), Watson Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NYSE:WPI), Allergan Incorporated (NYSE:AGN), MAP Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:MAPP)

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