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Acorda Therapeutics Inc.

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The Flaws With IPR Patent Review: Acorda CEO Weighs In On Allergan Move

Allergan’s unusual arrangement to try to avoid IPR proceedings on Restasis made headlines last week. Our article suggesting the move is potentially damaging for the image of the biopharma sector as a whole prompted a response from Acorda CEO Ron Cohen.

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Deal Watch: Inventiva Expands Collaborations With Boehringer, AbbVie

French biotech expands fibrosis partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim, and a co-development pact with AbbVie around ROR gamma inverse agonists. Helsinn signs on to detail Novartis' Zykadia in the US.

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Keeping Track: US FDA Refuses To File Acorda, SteadyMed NDAs

Issues involving inspectional readiness and the drug master production record cited in agency's refusal to review Acorda's Inbrija in Parkinson's disease; SteadyMed faces request for additional design verification and validation testing for drug/device combo Trevyent in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

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Acorda Enacts 'Poison Pill' In Effort To Stave Off Scopia

After the hedge fund Scopia called on Acorda to investigate the possibility of a sale, the biotech's argument for its current direction faltered due to an FDA refuse-to-file letter for Inbrija. Acorda then adopted a shareholder rights plan to buy time.

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