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Johnson & Johnson agreed to buy Actelion Pharmaceuticals for $30 billion, bolstering its portfolio of rare disease treatments as its top-selling drug, Remicade, faces new competition, the Wall Street Journal writes. As part of the deal, Actelion will spin off its drug discovery operations into a separate company called R&D NewCo, and J&J will initially hold 16 percent of the shares of the venture, with an option to buy another 16 percent.

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