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Cubist to buy drug firm Adolor

Total price could reach $415m Deal adds treatment in late-stage trials

By Robert Weisman
Globe Staff / October 25, 2011

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Lexington biotechnology company that has built its acute care franchise on antibiotics, yesterday said it has struck a deal to buy Pennsylvania drug maker Adolor Corp. for as much as $415 million in cash and stock. The deal, the largest in Cubist’s 19-year history, would give it an approved drug that helps patients recover from bowel resection surgery they undergo to treat conditions ranging from Crohn’s disease to colon cancer.

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