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Collaborations, FDA Approvals, Appointments, Patents, and Stock Movements - Research Report on Aetna, United Therapeutics, Perrigo, Arena Pharmaceuticals, and Keryx Biopharmaceuticals

NEW YORK, December 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Aetna Inc. (NYSE: AET), United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: UTHR), Perrigo Co. (NYSE: PRGO), Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA), and Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: KERX). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Aetna Inc. Research Report

On December 19, 2013, Aetna Inc. (Aetna), along with Arizona Care Network, announced an accountable care collaboration and the introduction of Arizona Care Network Plans, an Aetna Whole HealthSM product. The Company informed that Aetna Whole Health is a collection of benefits plans to offer members access to highly coordinated care from the physicians and facilities in the Arizona Care Network. Aetna added that the health plans are designed for fully insured and self-insured employers in Maricopa County and can be availed beginning January 1, 2014. Tom Dameron, Company President for Arizona Operations, stated, "Working together, Aetna and Arizona Care Network will deliver high quality, comprehensive health care to our customers and their employees in Maricopa County. This agreement with Arizona Care Network is just the latest example of Aetna's commitment to working with medical providers across the country to provide better value and improved outcomes for our members." The Full Research Report on Aetna Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


United Therapeutics Corporation Research Report

On December 20, 2013, United Therapeutics Corporation (United Therapeutics) announced that its Orenitram (treprostinil) Extended-Release Tablets have been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in WHO Group I patients to improve exercise capacity. Commenting on the approval, Roger Jeffs, Ph.D., President and Chief Operating Officer of United Therapeutics stated, "This approval marks the first time that the FDA has approved an orally administered prostacyclin analogue for any disease - and our fifth approval from the FDA for treatment of PAH - supporting our mission of providing a wider choice of PAH therapies for physicians and patients. We are grateful for the FDA's thorough review and will continue to build clinical support for the use of Orenitram." The Full Research Report on United Therapeutics Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Perrigo Co. Research Report

On December 18, 2013, Perrigo Co. (Perrigo) announced that the Company has appointed Board of Directors, effective until its annual general meeting on November 2014. The Company informed that Joseph C. Papa, President and CEO of the Company, has been named Chairman of the Board, and Gary K. Kunkle, Jr., has been named Lead Independent Director. Perrigo added that Mr. Papa will head an 11-member Board that will include all of the former members of the Perrigo Board of Directors. The Company stated that the appointment of the Company's Board follows the completion of its acquisition of Elan Corporation, plc, in a transaction valued at approximately $8.6 billion. The Full Research Report on Perrigo Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Research Report

On December 26, 2013, Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.'s (Arena Pharmaceuticals) stock went up by 6.03%, to close at $5.98. The Company's stock went rose 7.36% over the previous three trading sessions, compared to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which advanced 1.60% during the same trading period. The Full Research Report on Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:


Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. Research Report

On December 18, 2013, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (Keryx) announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 8,609,896, which will expire in 2024. According to the Company, the patent claims orally administrable forms of Zerenex prepared from ferric citrate having a BET active surface area greater than about 16 sq. m/g. Keryx informed that the active pharmaceutical ingredient of Zerenex is ferric citrate having a BET surface area substantially above this surface area threshold. Ron Bentsur, CEO of Keryx, commented, "We believe that our portfolio of patents will provide market exclusivity for Zerenex through at least 2024, as the high API surface area of our ferric citrate is essential for Zerenex' activity and dissolution. The patent issued today enhances our IP portfolio through the protection of orally administrable forms of Zerenex." The Company added that its New Drug Application for Zerenex is presently under review by the Food and Drug Administration with an assigned Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date of June 7, 2014. The Full Research Report on Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:



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