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Jan 20, 2014

Top 25 M&A Deals of 2013

Find out which big fish were devoured by larger ones last year.

Top 25 M&A Deals of 2013

Most 2013 deals involved big biotechs, and even several big pharmas, snapping up smaller biopharmas. [© Yuri Arcurs - Fotolia.com]

  • Following is a list of the 25 largest merger and acquisition (M&A) deals disclosed in 2013 by drug developers, tools/tech companies, and CROs, ranked ...

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Scientifically Studying Ecstasy

MDMA (commonly known as the empathogen “ecstasy”) is classified as a Schedule 1 drug, which is reserved for compounds with no accepted medical use and a high abuse potential. Two researchers from Stanford, however, call for a rigorous scientific exploration of MDMA's effects to identify precisely how the drug works, the data from which could be used to develop therapeutic compounds.

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