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January 22, 2013
10:38 EDTARNAArena sinks after E.U. raises objections to weight loss drug
Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA) is sinking after the company reported earlier this morning in a regulatory filing that the European Medicines Agency had asked it to address issues with its anti-obesity drug, lorcaserin. The E.U. regulator raised objections to lorcaserin based on previously identified risk factors for patients taking the drug, including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and sleep apnea, Arena reported. The company will have to address the issues before the drug can be approved by the E.U., Arena stated, adding that the regulator is still expected to make a decision on the drug in the first half of 2013. In a note to investors earlier today, Piper Jaffray analyst Edward Tenthoff wrote that the E.U. regulator wants Arena to justify the drug's overall risk/reward benefit. Arena doesn't have a partner for the drug in Europe yet, and will probably not be able to obtain one until it clears up the issues raised by the regulator, the analyst added. Tenthoff reiterated an $11 price target and Overweight rating on the shares, which dropped 64c, or 6.55%, to $9.12 in mid-morning trading.
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July 21, 2014
08:11 EDTARNAArena Pharma' subsidiary enters into agreement for Belviq with Teva subsidiary
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July 16, 2014
09:37 EDTARNAActive equity options trading on open
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July 15, 2014
16:34 EDTARNAArena Pharmaceuticals granted patent for Cannabinoid Receptor Modulators
Arena Pharmaceuticals announced that it was granted U.S. Patent No. 8,778,950, entitled "Cannabinoid Receptor Modulators," by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for APD371, an agonist of the cannabinoid receptor 2. Arena is exploring several potential indications for APD371, including chronic pain, and is currently conducting a Phase 1 single-ascending dose trial.
10:40 EDTARNAArena Pharmaceuticals receives USPTO patent for cannabinoid receptor modulators
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July 10, 2014
08:08 EDTARNAArena Pharmaceuticals reports that Eisai increases sales force for Belviq
Arena Pharmaceuticals reported that Eisai Inc. has completed its planned increase of more than 200 new contract sales representatives in its Metabolic Business Unit, increasing the sales force for Belviq by 50% to approximately 600. Eisai expects this expansion of the sales force will enable them to increase their reach to approximately 92,000 physicians in the U.S.

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