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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Celgene, Biogen, Gilead, Orexigen and Cubist
Date:12/5/2013

ile and the Light data, could well become a success story in the obesity market. Currently, chances of gaining FDA approval by June look pretty good, and partner Takeda is already preparing for commercialization. An additional bonus would be EU approval, potentially in the second half of 2014, where Belviq and Qsymia are yet to be approved. There could also be more partnership deals round the corner.

So Orexigen has a lot going for it – possible regulatory approvals, extensive data, a strong marketing partner, additional partnership deals – this is definitely a stock to watch out for.

 

Cubist Hits 52-Week High: Shares of Cubist (Nasdaq: CBST-Free Report) jumped 8% with the company reporting promising phase III data on its experimental antibiotic - ceftolozane/tazobactam for complicated urinary tract infections. Ceftolozane/tazobactam met the primary endpoint of statistical non-inferiority compared to levofloxacin. In fact, even though the study was not conducted to demonstrate superiority, results indicated statistical superiority over levofloxacin.

The safety profile also looked fine and was consistent with earlier studies. Up next is data from a phase III study in patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections – this should be out later this month and expectations are high for positive results.

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