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Investors consider value of Cubist's Trius, Optimer buys

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The market has had a full 24 hours to digest the news that Cubist Pharmaceuticals will buy two antibiotic developers to expand its portfolio of hospital-administered medicines, and investors weighed in with pretty clear opinions about the transactions, which will return up to $1.62 billion to Trius Therapeutics and Optimer Pharmaceuticals shareholders.

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