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Amgen's Biotech Shopping Spree

Executive Summary

It was always a question of when, not if. Amgen needed to do something to provide for its post-EPO future; now the action has started. The big biotech went on a $720 million cash shopping spree in the early part of June, buying first Ilypsa Inc. for $420 million, then swallowing up Alantos Pharmaceuticals for $300 million a couple of days later.
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