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> Sam Waksal, former CEO of ImClone Systems, whose insider trading scam sent him to prison, says his Kadmon Pharmaceuticals has bought Three Rivers Pharmaceuticals, and that its treatments for hepatitis C, infections and cancer will be the backbone of a new enterprise. Report

> Astellas Pharma is expected to post a lower operating profit for the full year ending March 2011, hurt by goodwill write-offs, the Nikkei business daily said. Report

> The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued Momenta Pharmaceuticals a patent that covers methods of analyzing and processing enoxaparin, the generic form of Sanofi-Aventis' Lovenox, by analyzing chain sequence information. Momenta release | Report

> A three-way initiative between regulatory authorities in the EU, U.S. and Australia on the inspection of facilities making active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) is generating "palpable" results, according to a report on its first 18 months. Report

> Taking a direct approach with the FDA is all the rage these days, and now several parents, who formed a non-profit to protest widespread use of Merck's Gardasil vaccine for HPV, have written the agency to demand that approval be rescinded. Report

> Shire announced that Watson Laboratories has asked FDA to approve a generic version of its Intuniv tablet for high blood pressure and ADHD. Shire release | Report

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 @JohnCFierce:  PR on the Kadmon/Waksal deal for Three Rivers. Having $200M in investor cash means never having to say you're sorry. News | Follow @JohnCFierce

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And Finally... Irish authorities are worried about the declining volume of want-ads in the pharma industry there. Report