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Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.’s $8.7-billion (U.S.) bid for eye-care company Bausch & Lomb Inc. on Monday wasn’t just the largest purchase ever made by the deal-hungry company, it also made the list of top-ten mergers and acquisitions announced around the world this year.

And it’s not alone. Health-care targets now make up four of the top ten spots in the global ranking of M&A, according to Thomson Reuters numbers pulled on May 28 -- deals worth nearly $46-billion.

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