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5 Things You Must Know Before the Market Opens Wednesday

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Here are five things you must know for Wednesday, Aug. 24:

1. -- Just days after reaching an agreement to buy Medivation (MDVN) for $14 billion, Pfizer (PFE) bought the commercialization and development rights to AstraZeneca's (AZN) late-stage small molecule antibiotics business globally outside the U.S. in a deal that that could be valued at more than $1.5 billion.

The portfolio includes approved antibiotics Merrem, Zinforo and Zavicefta. It also includes ATM-AVI and CXL, which are in clinical development.

Allergan (AGN) , which saw a takeover deal with Pfizer fall apart this year, owns the rights to the drugs in the U.S.

The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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American depositary receipts of AstraZeneca traded slightly lower in premarket...


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