Potential Buyouts, Stronger Pipelines, FDA Filings - Research Report on Keryx, Lilly, Baxter, Biogen Idec and Shire

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NEW YORK,  March 6, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Keryx
Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KERX), Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY), Baxter
International Inc. (NYSE: BAX), Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) and Shire PLC
(NASDAQ: SHPG). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge -
including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the
links below.

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Research Report

Shares for biopharmaceutical company Keryx popped by about 12 percent following
the rumor that GlaxoSmithKline may be interested in acquiring the company.
Neither Keryx nor GlaxoSmithKline has issued a statement on the potential
acquisition. If rumors fizzle out, however, investors for Keryx still have a
reason to rejoice. Earlier this year, Keryx reported the successful results of a
late-stage trial of its experimental drug for kidney disease. The drug, called
Zerenex, is a treatment for hyperphosphatemia in patients with end-stage renal
disease on dialysis. The company is planning to file for regulatory approval in 
the United States  in  Europe  in the second quarter of 2013. The Full Research
Report on Keryx Biopharmaceuticals - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/5d72_KERX]

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Eli Lilly & Co. Research Report

Eli Lilly highlights its autoimmune pipeline, especially baricitinib, a
treatment for patients with moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis. It also has
a number of other drugs currently in its Phase III clinical development
pipeline, with four potential medicines for diabetes, three for cancer, two for
neuroscience, three for autoimmunity and one for cardiovascular disease. At
present, Lilly is adamantly defending its Erbitux drug, the FDA-approved
treatment for colon cancer and head and neck tumors, against Roche Holding's
complaint stating that the said drug infringes patents held by Roche's Genentech
unit. Lilly states that "it has no obligation to pay royalties on the sale of
Erbitux" because it did not infringe any patent. The company intends to continue
strengthening its pipeline in the future. The Full Research Report on Eli Lilly
& Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/3739_LLY]

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Baxter International Inc. Research Report

Investors for Baxter have a reason to celebrate after the company announced that
it has submitted a biologics license application (BLA) supplement to the FDA for
the approval of its hemophilia A or B drug. It is estimated that 17,000 people
in the US have been diagnosed with hemophilia A or B, representing the potential
market for the new drug. Furthermore, the company's acquisition of the
investigational hemophilia compound from BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. is also
expected to reinforce the company's hemophilia portfolio. With a strong pipeline
and an increasingly growing portfolio, many expect Baxter to be valuable in the
long run. The Full Research Report on Baxter International Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download
free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/b301_BAX]

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Biogen Idec Inc. Research Report

Shares for Biogen Idec rose following news that Bristol-Myers Squibb is
interested in acquiring the company. However, neither Biogen Idec nor  Bristol 
decided to comment. Biogen Idec recently reported Phase 3 data on the confirmed
ability of investigational recombinant factors VIII Fc fusion protein (rFVIIIFC)
and IX Fc fusion protein (rFIXFc) to provide against long-lasting protection
from bleeding with fewer injections than required for patients with hemophilia.
Many have been commenting favorably on Biogen, with analysts at Morgan Stanley
increasing their price target on the company's shares from  $170 to $177.
Analysts at Bank of America also raised their EPS on the company's shares. The
Full Research Report on Biogen Idec Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/753b_BIIB]

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Shire PLC Research Report

Shares for Shire also rose following the news that it is also a potential target
for  Bristol. Shire has declined to comment on the issue. In mid-February, the
company was also reported as an ideal takeover target for other
biopharmaceutical companies including Teva. Reports suggest that Teva would be
interested in Shire's ADHD drugs. Moving forward, Shire has commented that it is
in "great shape," with its ADHD portfolio performing well and a promising
pipeline with new growth opportunities. The Full Research Report on Shire PLC -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/21cc_SHPG]

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