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NEW YORK, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY), UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (NYSE: UNH), Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX), Forest Laboratories Inc. (NYSE: FRX), and Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at: http://www.AnalystsReview.com/register

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Eli Lilly & Co. Analyst Notes 

On March 31, 2014, Eli Lilly & Co. (Lilly) announced that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana has ruled in the Company's favor regarding the vitamin dosage regimen patent for Alimta® (pemetrexed for injection). According to the Company, in the case of Eli Lilly and Company v. Teva Parenteral Medicines Inc., et al., the court ruled the vitamin dosage regimen patent is valid and enforceable. Additionally, the Company stated that the patent provides intellectual property protection for Alimta until 2022. Michael J. Harrington, Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Lilly, remarked, "We are pleased with the District Court's ruling on Alimta's vitamin dosage regimen patent and are confident that the patent is valid and enforceable. The significant scientific research that Lilly performed in support of the vitamin dosage regimen patent deserves intellectual property protection. We continue to emphasize that protection of intellectual property rights is extremely important to the biopharmaceutical industry and the patients we serve." The full analyst notes on Eli Lilly & Co. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04112014/LLY/report.pdf

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UnitedHealth Group, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 27, 2014, UnitedHealth Group, Inc. (UnitedHealth Group) announced that the UnitedHealth Group Center for Nursing Advancement (CFNA) reported the formation of an External Nurse Advisory Board (ENAB). According to UnitedHealth, the goal of the ENAB is to inform, create and evolve nursing best practices in order to create strong partnerships across nursing, education and the health care industry influence nursing policy and changes in the national landscape; and further the nursing profession. Commenting on the development, Jeannine Rivet, Executive Vice President, UnitedHealth Group and Executive Sponsor of the CFNA, stated, "The Center for Nursing Advancement (CFNA) was founded in 2008 to prepare nurses for expanding roles and solving the most pressing health care problems of today and tomorrow, tackling the challenges of a health care system in transition and shaping the future of the health care industry. The ENAB was created to further this mission, not only for the more than 24,000 UnitedHealth Group nurse employees in the United States and seven other countries, but for nurses everywhere." The full analyst notes on UnitedHealth Group, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04112014/UNH/report.pdf

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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 25, 2014, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (Valeant) and Actavis plc (Actavis) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Metronidazole 1.3% Vaginal Gel, an antibiotic for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV). According to the Company, Actavis acquired the rights to Metronidazole 1.3% from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in April 2013 and under the terms of the agreement with Valeant, Actavis will acquire the rights to Metronidazole 1.3% for up to $57 million in upfront payments, milestone payments and certain guaranteed royalty payments during the first three years of commercialization depending on market conditions. The Company further stated that Actavis will also pay ongoing royalties to Valeant after the first three years of commercialization. The full analyst notes on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04112014/VRX/report.pdf

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Forest Laboratories Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 31, 2014, Forest Laboratories Inc. (Forest Laboratories), together with Gedeon Richter Plc., reported positive topline results from a Phase IIb trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of the investigational antipsychotic cariprazine in patients with bipolar depression. According to the Company, the trial consisted of four treatment groups: cariprazine 0.75 mg/day, 1.5 mg/day, 3.0 mg/day, and placebo. Commenting on the results, Marco Taglietti, M.D., Executive Vice President of Drug Development and Research at Forest Laboratories, stated, "We are pleased with the positive results of this study. In addition to previously completed Phase III trials in schizophrenia and bipolar mania, we now have positive Phase IIb studies for cariprazine in both bipolar depression and major depressive disorder. Our goal is to continue developing cariprazine for patients with a broad range of psychiatric conditions." The full analyst notes on Forest Laboratories Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04112014/FRX/report.pdf

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Zoetis Inc. Analyst Notes 

On March 31, 2014, Zoetis Inc. (Zoetis) announced that it will host a webcast and conference call at 8:30 a.m. EDT on May 6, 2014. According to Zoetis, CEO Juan Ramón Alaix and Executive Vice President and CFO Rick Passov will review Q1 2014 financial results and respond to questions from financial analysts during the call. Additionally, the Company stated that a replay of the webcast will be archived and made available on the same day. The full analyst notes on Zoetis Inc. are available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsReview.com/04112014/ZTS/report.pdf

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