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AstraZeneca to sell antibiotics business to Pfizer
Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said it had agreed to sell its small molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer in a deal that could reach more than $1.5 billion. The portfolio includes approved antibiotics Merrem, Zinforo and Zavicefta, and ATM-AVI and CXL, which are in clinical development, it said. Pfizer will pay $550 million upon completion and a further unconditional $175 million in January 2019, AstraZeneca said, plus up to $250 million in milestones, up to $600 million in sales-related payments and recurring, double-digit royalties on future sales of Zavicefta and ATM-AVI in certain markets.
Quake brings down buildings in central Italy, at least 10 believed killed
By Steve Scherer ACCUMOLI, Italy (Reuters) - A strong earthquake brought down buildings in mountainous central Italy early on Wednesday, trapping residents and sending others fleeing into the streets, with at least 10 people believed killed. The worst affected towns were believed to be Accumoli, Amatrice, Posta and Arquata del Tronto. Two bodies were removed from the debris in the small town of Amatrice.
Spartanburg dog park getting some upgrades
Downtown Deli & Donuts to open Monday in Spartanburg
Duncan police investigating year-old death as homicide