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Health care reform was put on the back burner in mid-August as Congress ajourned to catch the last few waning days of summer. The marketplace, though, is taking no vacation. If anything, the changes have accelerated and they are unsettling.In the last month, Ivax Corp., Miami, agreed to buy Zenith Laboratories, Northvale, N.J., in a deal that would create the world's largest maker of generic drugs.

Health care reform was put on the back burner in mid-August as Congress ajourned to catch the last few waning days of summer. The marketplace, though, is taking no vacation. If anything, the changes have accelerated and they are unsettling.

In the last month, Ivax Corp., Miami, agreed to buy Zenith Laboratories, Northvale, N.J., in a deal that would create the world's largest maker of generic drugs. American Cyanamid Corp., Wayne, N.J., is being purchased by American Home Products Cor

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