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Consent Expiry Extensions, Collaborations, Grants, Conference Presentations, and FDA Approvals - Analyst Notes on Forest Laboratories, Intuitive Surgical, Horizon Pharma, Cubist and BDSI

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NEW YORK, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX), Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG), Horizon Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: HZNP), Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: CBST) and BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

Forest Laboratories, Inc. Analyst Notes

On June 9, 2014, Forest Laboratories, Inc. (Forest Laboratories) announced that it has extended the expiration of the Company's consent solicitations from June 6, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. New York City time to June 12, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. New York City time. According to the Company, this move is to eliminate existing registration rights obligations regarding its outstanding debt securities (FRX Notes) of 4.375% senior notes due 2019, 4.875% senior notes due 2021, and 5.00% senior notes due 2021, with aggregate principal amounts of $1.05 billion, $750 million, and $1.2 billion, respectively, in exchange for the offer by Actavis plc to guarantee each of the FRX Notes. Forest Laboratories reported that as of June 9, 2014, a majority of holders of each series of FRX Notes had delivered consents pursuant to the Consent Solicitations. The full analyst notes on Forest Laboratories are available to download free of charge at:

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Analyst Notes

On June 9, 2014, Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Intuitive Surgical) announced that it will provide financial support to a group of industry supporters of a new clinical outcomes registry called the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) Clinical Outcomes Registry or SGO COR. According to the Company, this new database will be managed by the SGO to support the efforts of those who are working to improve women's healthcare through comparative effectiveness research. The Company added that the researchers can also access SGO COR for comparison of surgery and treatment-related date for endometrial, ovarian, and cervical cancer. Being one of several industry supporters, Intuitive Surgical will only provide financial support but will not have input or control over SGO COR data. The full analyst notes on Intuitive Surgical are available to download free of charge at:

Horizon Pharma Inc Analyst Notes

On June 6, 2014, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Horizon Pharma Inc (Horizon Pharma) granted inducement awards to five new non-executive employees to purchase up to 143,800 shares of Horizon Pharma's common stock with an exercise price per share of $14.48, the fair market value on the grant date that will vest over four years with 25% of the underlying shares vesting after a year and an additional 1/48th of the underlying shares vesting monthly thereafter, given that the employee remains with the Company through each vesting date. The Compensation Committee also granted restricted stock unit awards to two out of the five new non-executive employees representing the right to receive up to 104,800 shares of Horizon Pharma's common stock, with 1/4th of the shares subject to the award vesting on each anniversary of the grant date, given that the employee continues service through each vesting date. The full analyst notes on Horizon Pharma are available to download free of charge at:

Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc Analyst Notes

On June 2, 2014, Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc (Cubist) announced that its President and Chief Operating Officer, Robert Perez, and Senior Vice President and CFO, Michael Tomsicek, will present at the 9th Annual JMP Securities Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. ET, at the Westin New York Grand Central in New York City. According to the Company, the presentation can be accessed live at Cubist's website and will be available there for 30 days after the presentation. The full analyst notes on Cubist are available to download free of charge at:

BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. Analyst Notes

On June 9, 2014, BioDelivery Sciences International, Inc. (BDSI) announced that it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the New Drug Application (NDA) for BUNAVAIL™ (buprenorphine and naloxone) buccal film (CIII), which is indicated for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence and should be used as part of a complete treatment plan that includes counseling and psychosocial support. BDSI reported that it expects to launch BUNAVAIL in late Q3 2014. Dr. Mark A. Sirgo, President and CEO of BDSI said, "FDA's approval of BUNAVAIL is another example of how we are creating products to help patients in their battle to overcome debilitating medical issues such as opioid dependence and is a tribute to the dedication and focus of our employees." The full analyst notes on BDSI are available to download free of charge at:

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