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December 27, 2012
08:21 EDTRHHBY, VVUS, ARNA, OREX, GSKU.S. market gets wave of new weight loss drugs, FT reports
The U.S. market has had only one prescription weight loss drug for several years, Roche’s (RHHBY) Xenical, which is also sold over-the-counter by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as Alli, but that drug has recently been joined by Vivus' (VVUS) Qsymia and Arena (ARNA) is set to launch Belviq shortly, reported Financial Times. Orexigen (OREX) is also preparing to re-submit its Contrave weight loss drug for a new regulatory review. The report on the resurgence of weight loss drug development noted that Vivus' CEO foresees the potential for using direct-to-consumer advertising and a larger scale sales force to market Qsymia, which would likely require a big pharma partner. Reference Link
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September 11, 2014
16:21 EDTOREXOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:42 EDTARNA, VVUS, OREXOrexigen 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 EDTVVUS, OREX, ARNAArena 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 EDTARNA, VVUS, OREXOrexigen 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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13:04 EDTRHHBYRoche unit receives orphan status for lung cancer mutation drug
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09:58 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline has a conference call hosted by JPMorgan
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September 9, 2014
15:27 EDTOREXOrexigen volatility elevated
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12:46 EDTOREX, ARNA, VVUSNovo Nordisk weight loss drug helped people get thinner, Bloomberg reports
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06:25 EDTGSKDocuments show DOJ probed GSK China unit in 2012, Reuters says
Internal documents revealed that a U.S. anti-bribery investigation into GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) touched on the firm's Chinese consumer healthcare division two years ago, which infers that the company's compliance issues in the country could be broader than initially discovered, according to Reuters, citing the documents. Reference Link
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.
08:48 EDTGSKGilead announces AMBITION study results in collaboration with Glaxo
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07:15 EDTRHHBYIBC Life Sciences to hold a conference
10th Annual Cell Line Development & Engineering Conference to be held in Berkeley, California on September 8-10.
September 7, 2014
13:57 EDTGSKGlaxoSmithKline Ebola vaccine works in tests on monkeys, Bloomberg says
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September 5, 2014
13:07 EDTRHHBYRoche has a conference call hosted by JPMorgan
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