Today's Transactions:
Pernix Therapeutics Buys Somaxon in $25M All-Stock Deal

The target makes prescription sleep medication called Silenor

Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (NYSE: PTX) will acquire Somaxon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: SOMX) in a stock-for-stock deal valued at $25 million.

Somaxon, headquartered in Solana Beach, Calif., makes Silenor, a prescription sleep medication for patients with insomnia.

Pernix is a specialty pharmaceutical company based in the Woodlands, Texas that develops generic pharmaceutical products. The company agreed to buy Cypress Pharmaceutical Inc. and Hawthorn Pharmaceuticals Inc. in November for $101 million. 


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