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UPDATE 1-Roche nearing $5 billion deal to acquire Spark Therapeutics -WSJ

Feb 23 Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG is nearing a deal to acquire U.S. biotechnology company Spark Therapeutics Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Roche nearing $5 billion deal to acquire Spark Therapeutics -WSJ

Feb 23 Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG is nearing a deal to acquire U.S. biotechnology company Spark Therapeutics Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Stock Quote, Markets, M&A 6:20pm EST

UPDATE 3-Bootleg liquor kills at least 84 in northeast India, 200 hospitalised

GUWAHATI, India, Feb 23 At least 84 people have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, and around 200 others have been hospitalised, a state government minister said on Saturday.

UPDATE 1-Vietnam arrests two ex-ministers suspected of mismanaging public investment

HANOI, Feb 23 Police in Vietnam arrested two former information ministers on Saturday on suspicion of mismanaging public investment, they said on their website.

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UPDATE 2-Novartis gene therapy would be cost effective up to $900,000 -U.S. group

Feb 22 An experimental gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) developed by Novartis AG would be worth up to $900,000, according to an independent U.S. nonprofit organization that reviews the value of drugs and medical treatments.

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