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Sanofi (SNY) agreed to pay $11.6 billion for Bioverativ, a spinoff from Biogen (BIIB) that will catapult the big drug maker into the market for treatments for rare blood disorders. The deal is the biggest by Sanofi in several years after failed efforts to buy Medivation and Actelion, and comes as  the French drug maker struggles to offset declines for its best-selling Lantus insulin and its struggling diabetes franchise.

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