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NEW YORK, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT), Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ), Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY), Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) and AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

Actavis  plc  Analyst  Notes
On May 12, 2014, Actavis plc (Actavis) announced that it has reached an agreement with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International to settle all outstanding patent litigation related to Actavis' generic version of Acanya® Gel, 1.2%/2.5%. Under the agreement, Valeant will grant Actavis a license to market its generic Acanya Gel, beginning in July 1, 2018 or earlier under certain circumstances. Actavis informed that it has submitted its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for generic Acanya Gel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and, if approved, the Company may be entitled 180 days of generic market exclusivity. The  full  analyst  notes  on  Actavis  are  available  to  download  free  of  charge  at:

Jazz  Pharmaceuticals  plc  Analyst  Notes
On May 8, 2014, Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Jazz) released its Q1 2014 financial results. Jazz reported a Q1 2014 net loss attributable to the Company of $92.7 million, or $1.58 per diluted share, compared to net income of $43.4 million, or $0.71 per diluted share, in Q1 2013. The Company informed that Q1 2014 net loss included an upfront license fee and milestone payment of $127.0 million for JZP-110. The adjusted diluted EPS in the quarter increased to $1.61 from $1.37 in Q1 2013. Total revenues during the quarter were $246.92 million, an increase of 25.8% YoY. On average, analysts polled by Reuters expected the Company to report an adjusted diluted EPS of $1.79 on revenues of $254.86 million. Looking ahead, the Company expects full-year 2014 adjusted diluted EPS to be in a range of $8.00-$8.25. The  full  analyst  notes  on  Jazz  Pharmaceuticals  are  available  to  download  free  of  charge  at:

Bristol-Myers  Squibb  Company  Analyst  Notes
On May 6, 2014, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (Bristol-Myers) announced the retirement of Brian Daniels, Senior Vice President, Global Development and Medical Affairs, effective July 1, 2014. Daniels, who joined Bristol-Myers in 2000, has held his current position since 2008, leading the development of numerous innovative medicines such as Eliquis and Yervoy. "Brian has played a key leadership role in the success of the company's R&D organization and our ability to deliver innovative medicines to patients with serious diseases," said Francis Cuss, Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, Bristol-Myers. The  full  analyst  notes  on  Bristol-Myers  are  available  to  download  free  of  charge  at:

Biogen  Idec  Inc.  Analyst  Notes
On May 12, 2014, Biogen Idec Inc. (Biogen) announced the appointment of Richard (Rick) A. Rudick, M.D. as Vice President, Development Sciences, Value-Based Medicine. The Company informed that Dr. Rudick will lead the newly-created Value-Based Medicine Group that will focus on using new technology to develop innovative programs and tools to better understand, measure and manage the treatment of multiple sclerosis. Dr. Rudick will report to Alfred Sandrock, M.D., Ph.D., Group Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Rudick joins Biogen Idec from the Cleveland Clinic, where he served as Director of the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research for nearly 30 years. The  full  analyst  notes  on  Biogen  Idec  are  available  to  download  free  of  charge  at:

AbbVie  Inc.  Analyst  Notes
On May 8, 2014, AbbVie Inc. (AbbVie) reported the submission of marketing authorization applications (MAAs) to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) seeking approval for the Company's investigational, all-oral, interferon-free regimen for the treatment of adult patients with chronic genotype 1 (GT1) hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. The Company informed that its MAAs are supported by data from the largest all-oral, interferon-free clinical program in GT1 patients conducted to date, which consists of six Phase III studies that include more than 2,300 patients in over 25 countries. "These regulatory submissions bring us closer to offering adult genotype 1 chronic hepatitis C patients an all-oral, interferon-free regimen which has the potential to provide a promising advancement for the hepatitis C community in the European Union," said Scott Brun, M.D., Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development, AbbVie. The  full  analyst  notes  on  AbbVie  are  available  to  download  free  of  charge  at:

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