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August 7, 2014
07:12 EDTOREXOrexigen reports Q2 EPS (21c), consensus (21c)
Reports Q2 revenue $857K, consensus $1K
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September 12, 2014
16:44 EDTOREXMarket ends week lower as investors fret over Fed statement
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10:35 EDTOREXOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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September 11, 2014
16:21 EDTOREXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:42 EDTOREXOrexigen falls after FDA requires warnings on Contrave label
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11:07 EDTOREXOptions with decreasing implied volatility
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10:59 EDTOREXArena competition picks up after Contrave approval, says Piper Jaffray
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10:49 EDTOREXHigh option volume stocks
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10:29 EDTOREXOrexigen falls, levels to watch
Trading is volatile on very heavy volume nearing three times the daily average. At the current price of $5.41, next support is at $5.30, the low of the day, and then at $4.60 which is the 52-week low. Resistance is at $5.90, the prior session closing price.
08:01 EDTOREXOrexigen Contrave could have stronger launch than peers, says Wells Fargo
After the FDA approved Orexigen's (OREX) Contrave as a treatment option for chronic weight management, Wells Fargo does not believe the label included any significant surprises. The firm thinks multiple factors increase the chances that Contrave's launch will be stronger than two other weight loss drugs that were launched in recent years by VIVUS and Arena Pharmaceuticals (ARNA). The firm keeps an Outperform rating on Orexigen.
07:06 EDTOREXOrexigen's Contrave weight management tablets approved by FDA
Orexigen Therapeutics and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. jointly announced that the FDA has approved Contrave extended-release tablets as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for chronic weight management in adults with an initial body mass index indicating obese or overweight, in the presence of at least one weight-related comorbid condition. Takeda is planning to commercially launch Contrave in the fall.
06:49 EDTOREXFDA approves weight management drug Contrave
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved Contrave as treatment option for chronic weight management in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and physical activity. The drug is approved for use in adults with a body mass index of 30 or greater or adults with a BMI of 27 or greater who have at least one weight-related condition such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol. Contrave is a combination of two FDA-approved drugs, naltrexone and bupropion, in an extended-release formulation. The effectiveness of Contrave was evaluated in multiple clinical trials that included approximately 4,500 obese and overweight patients with and without significant weight-related conditions treated for one year. Contrave is distributed by Takeda Pharmaceuticals America (TKPYY) for Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX).
September 10, 2014
18:27 EDTOREXOrexigen trading halted, pending news
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September 9, 2014
15:27 EDTOREXOrexigen volatility elevated
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12:46 EDTOREXNovo Nordisk weight loss drug helped people get thinner, Bloomberg reports
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September 8, 2014
17:22 EDTOREXOrexigen, Takeda Pharmaceutical in services agreement
Orexigen disclosed in a regulatory filing that in preparation for the potential launch of NB32, Orexigen Therapeutics (OREX) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company (TKPYY) entered into a Manufacturing Services Agreement, dated September 2, in accordance with the Collaboration Agreement between the company and Takeda, effective as of September 1, 2010, as amended by Amendment Number 1 to Collaboration Agreement effective as of September 26, 2013. Pursuant to the Agreement, among other things, the company will supply to Takeda, and Takeda will, subject to certain exceptions as set forth in the Agreement and Collaboration Agreement, exclusively purchase from the Company, all of Takeda’s requirements of NB32 for commercialization in the United States, Canada and Mexico during the term of the Collaboration Agreement. The Agreement will continue in full force and effect until the expiration or termination of the Collaboration Agreement.
September 2, 2014
08:18 EDTOREXOrexigen receives new US patent related to NB32 intellectual property
Orexigen announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent related to NB32, the Company's investigational medication being evaluated for weight loss. NB32 is a fixed-dose combination of naltrexone sustained release and bupropion SR. U.S. Patent No. 8,815,889 claims methods for treating insulin resistance using a composition including naltrexone and bupropion. The patent expires in 2024. If NB32 is approved for use in the United States, Orexigen expects the patent to be listed in the Orange Book maintained by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A counterpart application to this patent has issued in Europe and other international jurisdictions.

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