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Pharmaceutical Mergers Considered

03/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sports fans have fantasy baseball. Drug industry analysts have fantasy mergers.

In the pharmaceutical version of the game, analysts use balance sheets to project how big-league drug companies could acquire more nimble rivals. The goal is to enhance product rosters, while reducing costs by shedding redundant staff and operations.

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