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  • Stocks Rise as 'Witching' Stirs Volatility; GE Skids Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 12:45 PM ET

    Stocks resumed their ascent Friday, after snapping the week's winning streak on Thursday, as investors braced for a volatile day due to quadruple witching.

  • Futures Edge Higher; 'Witching' Day Awaits Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 7:40 AM ET

    Stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street, with no significant economic news but quadruple-witching on the table.

  • A Rise For Biopharma In The Fall? Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 12:14 PM ET

    Today is the 16th annual "Newsmakers in Biotech" event put on by Thomson Reuters and BioCentury.

  • The Qnexa Question Wednesday, 9 Sep 2009 | 5:22 PM ET
    Qnexa

    Some analysts had been telling clients recently that they thought Vivus' diet drug Qnexa could take the lead in the three-contestant race to get the next prescription diet pill on the market. But they didn't think it would take such a commanding lead.

  • Biotech Spec: Orexigen Therapeutics Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 9:10 PM ET

    This company’s diabetes and obesity drug could generate huge returns for investors.

  • All In The Family Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 11:34 AM ET
    Mike and his sister.

    For years now, but especially in recent months, I've been covering the obesity epidemic. I regularly report on the statistics and the experimental drug data, detached and "objective" as I think any good reporter should be. It just didn't occur to me that the target population might include my sister.

  • Three Down, One To Go Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 2:34 PM ET
    Amylin

    In less than two weeks, there've been four pretty significant events in biopharma. And, hopefully, after ADA things will begin to settle down a bit for the summer.

  • Knocked Out Of The Arena Monday, 30 Mar 2009 | 11:27 AM ET

    There is no quid pro quo in my line of work. At least there shouldn't be. But when you do two stories on CNBC and another one on "TODAY" that mentions a company's drug and profiles a patient who appears to have been a "responder" in one of its clinical trials you expect a certain basic professional level of cooperation and assistance.

  • GlaxoSmithKline's New Ally For Alli Friday, 20 Mar 2009 | 11:28 AM ET

    Normally, the folks at GlaxoSmithKline keep us tightly in the loop when there's news. So, I'm a bit surprised that it took a "tweet" on Twitter this morning to learn that four days ago the company put out a press release that has "Pharma's Market" written all over it.

  • Biotech Bonanza At Industry Conference Thursday, 4 Sep 2008 | 9:09 AM ET

    Today I will be attending and blogging from the 15th Annual Newsmakers in the Biotech Industry conference which is put on by BioCentury Publications and Thomson Reuters. Three dozen biotechs will be making presentations and then doing hour-long q and a's during breakout sessions.

  • FDA Meetings And Latest On Biotech Front Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 10:59 AM ET

    So, I thought I'd be spending today monitoring the webcast of the FDA Advisory Committees that are meeting to decide whether doctors should use less of the anemia drugs from Amgen and Johnson & Johnson to treat kidney dialysis patients.

  • Biotech Conference: Hoping For A Repeat Year Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 11:21 AM ET

    Blogging from the 14th NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry conference put on by BioCentury and Thomson Financial in Manhattan. It's a rare opportunity to spend a day getting possible story ideas and networking with sources.

  • Leaderboard: Top Two The Same-Taft Makes A Move Wednesday, 11 Apr 2007 | 8:57 AM ET

    Good morning all. Parker Robinson and James Kraber remain in the top two positions, with James holding the 2nd and 4th positions, and remember Deborah Taft? She made a strong move back into third place. Parker's portfolio value stands at $2,796,103.27, up $3,000 from Monday on bonus bucks.

  • Deborah Taft Still Leads--Number Two Changes Hands Friday, 30 Mar 2007 | 10:06 AM ET

    Good morning all. Deborah Taft continues to hold the top position, but she is losing ground. And there's a new number two; Jason Kaplan. Jason gains 2nd place on his Worthington Industries trade forcing Chad Mazeika into 3rd place with only small gains on Mariner Energy and Sonus.

  • Battle Brewing For Top Spot On Leaderboard Thursday, 29 Mar 2007 | 9:28 AM ET

    Good morning. Deborah Taft and Chad Mazeika maintain their stranglehold on the two top positions of the Leaderboard. Deborah continues in the lead with a portfolio value of $2,585,726.30 up $3k from Tuesday's total of $2,582,726.3 on bonus bucks alone. After Deborah's trade on CVTX she was all in cash before executing two buys Wednesday...