Bausch Health Companies Inc. was selected as the successful bidder to acquire certain assets of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. for a cash purchase price of approximately $195 million and the assumption of certain assumed liabilities, pursuant to the terms of the stalking horse asset purchase agreement previously entered into.

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Mallinckrodt plc will acquire Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc., including its commercial and development assets.

The U.S. FDA approved Symproic (naldemedine) 0.2 mg tablets C-II for treating opioid-induced constipation in adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals’ experimental once-daily tablet plecanatide met the main goal of a late-stage study on irritable bowel syndrome patients with constipation.

OSAKA, Japan and FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Shionogi today announced that once-daily naldemedine met its primary and secondary endpoints in a phase III study (COMPOSE II) for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) in adult patients with chronic non-cancer pain. Naldemedine is an investigational, oral, peripherally acting mu-opioid receptor antagonist (PAMORA). […]