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Pfizer confirms interest in AstraZeneca, will hold investor call today

9:37 AM MDT | April 28, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Pfizer said today that it approached AstraZeneca on Saturday seeking to renew discussions, which could lead to the merger of the two companies. The news follows an initial approach by Pfizer in January, which was rejected by AstraZeneca. Pfizer says that such a transaction would bring together highly complementary, innovative, and established pharmaceutical businesses, enhancing the combined company’s ability to meet patients’ needs.   Pfizer says that, in January, it submitted a preliminary, nonbinding indication of interest to the board of...

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