FDAnews Drug Daily Bulletin

INTERMUNE TO SELL RIGHTS TO INFERGEN

Nov. 30, 2005
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Drug maker InterMune Inc. is selling its the U.S. and Canadian rights to its Infergen hepatitis C drug to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International for at least $113.5 million, the companies said Monday. InterMune said the divestment is part of a broad cost-cutting plan that will also include cutting 160 full-time jobs and decreasing its spending on certain disease awareness programs. Brisbane, Calif.-based InterMune said the changes will reduce operating expenses by about $50 million a year.

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