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Allergan (AGN) expressed disappointment with early offers from potential buyers for business units it has been trying to sell, and its shares fell more than 7 percent, Reuters writes. The drug maker has been shopping its women’s health and infectious disease businesses since May, following a strategic review of the company undertaken in an effort to reverse a steep slide in its share price. But on a call with analysts to discuss third-quarter results, chief executive officer Brent Saunders said early buyer interest for the units was below the price he believes they are worth.

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