No Dice

The Wall Street Journal's Deal Book wonders why there are so few deals going on in Europe's biopharma arena -- $137 billion of health-care deals have gone down so far this year in the US. It's not for lack of trying. "One potential deal after another has fallen apart," the article says, citing companies such as Nycomed, Crucell, and Actavis that have explored sales only to have them fall through.

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