Appointments, Regulatory Approvals, Conference Participation Schedule, Acquisitions, and Increased Stake - Analyst Notes on Perrigo, Zoetis, ISIS, GSK, and AstraZeneca

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Appointments, Regulatory Approvals, Conference Participation Schedule, Acquisitions, and Increased Stake - Analyst Notes on Perrigo, Zoetis, ISIS, GSK, and AstraZeneca

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NEW YORK, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Perrigo Company (NYSE: PRGO), Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS), ISIS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISIS), GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK), and AstraZeneca plc (NYSE: AZN). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:


Perrigo Company Analyst Notes

On February 28, 2014, Perrigo Company (Perrigo) reported its acquisition of a basket of value-brand OTC products sold in Australia and New Zealand from Aspen Global Inc. for $51 million in cash. According to the Company, the acquired products include Herron® range of analgesics, vitamins and supplements, and are expected to generate at least $20 million in annual revenue. Perrigo's Chairman, President and CEO, Joseph C. Papa said, "The acquisition of OTC products in Australia enhances our position by broadening our product offering and increasing our relevance with the mass retail customers. This deal furthers our strategy to expand our Consumer Healthcare portfolio internationally, while making quality products more affordable for consumers and customers around the world." The full analyst notes on Perrigo Company are available to download free of charge at:


Zoetis Inc Analyst Notes

On March 4, 2014, Zoetis Inc (Zoetis) announced that it has appointed Dr. Wille M. Reed to its Board of Directors. According to the Company, in his new role, Dr. Reed will serve on the Corporate Governance Committee of the Board. Dr. Reed serves as the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Purdue University, and has more than 30 years of experience in animal health and veterinary medicine. The Company stated that as a recognized expert in avian pathology, diagnostic medicine and infectious diseases, Dr. Reed brings perspectives on veterinary medicine that will be crucial as Zoetis continues to enhance its reputation as a world leader in animal health. The Company believes that Dr. Reed will add valuable scientific expertise to the Zoetis Board, as well as a unique understanding of the needs of Zoetis customers and the animals that depend on the company's medicines and vaccines. The full analyst notes on Zoetis Inc are available to download free of charge at:


ISIS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 6, 2014, ISIS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ISIS) announced its participation at the upcoming Barclays Global Healthcare Conference. The Company informed that the conference will take place on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. ET in Miami, Florida. According to the Company, interested parties can view the live webcast of the presentation on the "Investors & Media" section of ISIS' website. The full analyst notes on ISIS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


GlaxoSmithKline plc Analyst Notes

On March 9, 2014, GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) announced that the Company has successfully increased its stake in its publicly-listed pharmaceuticals subsidiary in India, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited, from 50.7% to 75% following the voluntary Open Offer undertaken by its subsidiary, GlaxoSmithKline Pte Ltd. David Redfern, Chief Strategy Officer, GSK, said, "We are very pleased with the outcome of this transaction, which further increases our exposure to a strategically important market. It is a significant vote of confidence in the future growth prospects of our Pharmaceuticals business in India and underlines GSK's long-standing commitment to the country." The full analyst notes on GlaxoSmithKline plc are available to download free of charge at:


AstraZeneca plc Analyst Notes

On March 3, 2014, AstraZeneca plc (AstraZeneca) announced that its BYDUREON® Pen (exenatide extended-release for injectable suspension) 2 mg as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycaemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  According to the Company, BYDUREON is the first and only once-weekly medicine for adults with type 2 diabetes, and is a pre-filled, single-use pen injector, eliminating the need for the patient to transfer the medication between a vial and syringe during the self-injection process. AstraZeneca informed that the BYDUREON Pen contains the same formulation and dose as the original BYDUREON single-dose tray, providing the same continuous release of exenatide. The full analyst notes on AstraZeneca plc are available to download free of charge at:


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