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actavis plc (ACTN) Details

Actavis plc, an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company, is engaged in the development, manufacture, marketing, sale, and distribution of pharmaceutical products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and the Asia Pacific. It operates in three segments: Actavis Pharma, Actavis Specialty Brands, and Anda Distribution. The Actavis Pharma segment provides generic, branded generic, and over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical products. This segment sells generic prescription products primarily under the Watson Laboratories, Watson Pharma, and Actavis Pharma labels; and OTC generic products under private label. The Actavis Specialty Brands segment offers patent-protected products and trademarked off-patent products, which are marketed as branded pharmaceutical products to physicians, specifically urologists, obstetricians, dermatologists, gastroenterologists, and gynecologists. The Anda Distribution segment primarily distributes generic and selected brand pharmaceutical products, vaccines, injectables, and OTC medicines to independent pharmacies, and to alternate care providers comprising hospitals, nursing homes, and mail order pharmacies, as well as to pharmacy chains, physicians’ offices, and buying groups. The company also develops and out-licenses generic pharmaceutical products primarily in Europe through its third-party business; and provides products in women's health, urology, gastroenterology, and dermatology therapeutic categories. The company has a collaboration agreement with Amgen, Inc. for the development and commercialization of various oncology antibody biosimilar medicines; and a collaboration agreement with Hanmi Pharm. Co. Ltd. to develop Hyalrheuma, a hyaluronic acid injection for arthritis pain treatment. Actavis plc was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey.

19,200 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/25/14
Founded in 1983

actavis plc (ACTN) Top Compensated Officers

Executive Chairman
Total Annual Compensation: $2.6M
Chief Financial Officer of Global
Total Annual Compensation: $557.3K
Chief Operating Officer
Total Annual Compensation: $639.5K
Executive Vice President of Commercial - Nort...
Total Annual Compensation: $557.7K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

actavis plc (ACTN) Key Developments

Actavis plc Announces FDA Acceptance of sNDA for SAPHRIS(R) (asenapine) for the Treatment of Bipolar I Disorder in Pediatric Patients

Actavis plc announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing Actavis' Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for SAPHRIS(R) (asenapine) for the acute treatment of manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in pediatric patients 10 to 17 years of age. Actavis' sNDA for SAPHRIS has been granted priority review status by the FDA. Actavis expects the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) date to be in First Quarter 2015. The sNDA submission for asenapine is based on the results of a 3-week monotherapy trial in 403 pediatric patients (10 to 17 years of age), of whom 302 received asenapine. In the trial, asenapine was shown to be statistically superior to placebo in the reductions of both the Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) total score and Clinical Global Impression-Bipolar (CGI-BP) score at fixed doses of 2.5 mg, 5 mg and 10 mg twice daily. The most commonly observed adverse reactions (incidence >= 5% and at least twice that for placebo) were somnolence, dizziness, dysgeusia, oral hypoesthesia, oral paresthesia, nausea, increased appetite, fatigue and increased weight.

Actavis In Talks To Acquire Allergan

Actavis plc (NYSE:ACT) is in talks to acquire Allergan Inc. (NYSE:AGN) for at least $60 billion, said people with knowledge of the matter. Actavis plc seek to pay $200 per share but, Allergan seeks about $210 per share. The companies are trying to narrow a gap of about $3 billion between what Actavis wants to pay and what Allergan is asking for, said two of the people, asking not to be identified discussing private information. Allergan seeking strike the deal before an investor meeting on December 18, 2014, the people said. Talks may also drag more and even there’s no certainty that the two sides will reach an agreement.

Actavis plc Appoints Maria Teresa Hilado as Chief Financial Officer, Effective December 8, 2014

Actavis plc announced that Maria Teresa (Tessa) Hilado will join the Company, effective December 8, 2014, as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Hilado brings more than 26 years of global finance experience to the position, and will be based at the Company's Parsippany, NJ, U.S. Administrative Headquarters. She will succeed R. Todd Joyce, who will remain with Actavis through early 2015 to support the transition. Ms. Hilado joins Actavis from PepsiCo Inc., where she has served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer since 2009.


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