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Mallinckrodt Reduces Acthar Reliance With $1.2bn Sucampo Buy

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Mallinckrodt is to acquire Sucampo Pharmaceuticals for about $1.2bn. The deal brings it a short-term sales boost from Amitiza, although the constipation treatment only has a few years left before generic competition hits. Longer-term hopes lie in two Phase III products for rare diseases.

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