Arena Pharmaceuticals and Eisai announce results of Lorcaserin Phase 2 trial Arena Pharmaceuticals and Eisai announced that an article based on post-hoc analyses from the three pivotal Phase 3 trials of lorcaserin was recently published in the official peer reviewed journal of The Obesity Society. The objective of these analyses was to identify whether there is an early treatment milestone that can predict greater than or equal to 5% weight loss at one year in patients treated with lorcaserin. Belviq is a serotonin 2C receptor agonist approved in the U.S. as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in obese or overweight adults with at least one weight-related medical condition, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or type 2 diabetes.
Arena says Teva files marketing authorization of Belviq in Israel Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA) disclosed late Friday that Teva Pharmaceutical's (TEVA) local Israeli subsidiary, Abic Marketing Limited, has filed for marketing authorization of Belviq in Israel. In connection with the filing, Arena will receive a milestone payment of $250K.