July 29, 2019 / 3:40 PM / 22 days ago

Pfizer in talks to transition EpiPen manufacturing into generics spinoff

July 29 (Reuters) - Pfizer Inc is in talks to merge its contract manufacturer that produces Mylan's EpiPen emergency allergy treatment into the new generics business it has created by combining its older off-patent medicines unit with generic drugmaker Mylan NV, a Pfizer spokeswoman said.

The talks that would make Pfizer's Meridian Medical Technologies unit part of the new combined business are still ongoing and there is no guarantee that a deal will be reached, but the parties are aiming to reach a final decision before the close of the larger Pfizer-Mylan deal in 2020, Pfizer said.

Reporting by Carl O'Donnell Editing by Bill Berkrot

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