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Valeant Pharmaceuticals reached a deal to sell its iNova Pharmaceuticals unit for $930 million, the latest attempt by the beleaguered drug maker to rid itself of a burdensome debt load, the Wall Street Journal notes. iNova, which operates in more than 15 countries, sells prescription and over-the-counter products in areas such as weight management, pain management, cardiology, and cough and cold.

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