In a blockbuster deal between two of biopharma’s largest players, Bristol-Myers Squibb said Thursday it plans to buy Celgene for $74 billion.

The transaction — the fourth-largest ever in pharma — joins two of the largest companies in oncology, both of which have been facing setbacks. Bristol-Myers pioneered the use of cancer medicines that work by priming the immune system, but its flagship blockbuster drug, Opdivo, has been surpassed by a rival medicine from Merck, especially in the market for lung cancer.

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