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U.S. FTC Blocks Australian CSL’s Acquisition of Talecris, Noting Consolidation Would Reduce Competition

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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PERTH, Australia - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has authorized a lawsuit to stop Australian-based CSL Limited's $3.1 billion acquisition of Talecris Biotherapeutics, charging that the deal "would be illegal and would substantially reduce competition in the U.S. markets for four plasma-derivative protein therapies," the commission announced May 27

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