Mallinckrodt to sell multiple products to Baxter for $185 million

Drugmaker Mallinckrodt said Monday that it planned to sell two products that control bleeding during surgery to Baxter for $185 million.

Mallinckrodt, which has its U.S. headquarters in St. Louis, said the products, Recothrom and Preveleak, will complement Baxter’s current portfolio of products used by surgeons.

Mallinckrodt fell more than 2 percent Monday, closing at $22.39 a share.

CEO Mark Trudeau said that as Mallinckrodt continues to transform itself into a specialty pharmaceutical company, products like these “are now less strategic for us.”

Deerfield, Illinois-based Baxter will also acquire Preveleak’s manufacturing operation, which is based in the San Francisco area, according to a spokeswoman for Mallinckrodt.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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