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Prostate Drug Just in Time?

$650M Aragon Buyout Brings J&J's Replacement for Zytiga

By Randy Osborne
Staff Writer

Monday, June 17, 2013

Johnson & Johnson's (J&J) planned takeover of Aragon Pharmaceuticals Inc. for $650 million in cash and $350 million more in potential milestone payments brings aboard the Phase III-ready ARN-509 for castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) behind the pharma firm's approved androgen inhibitor Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) for the same indication.

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