Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:» Read More
Embargo-gate at the ACC Scientific journals and medical groups employ media embargoes on studies that are to be published or presented. The common practice gives reporters like me a chance to read and digest the information in advance, interview researchers and experts, maybe talk to patients so that when the embargo lifts full and accurate stories will air, run in the papers or cross the wires. It also gives the journals and medical groups a way to manage the news cycle and get more media bang for their publication or conference. Such was supposed to be the case at this week's American College of Cardiology conference in New Orleans.
Shares of pharmaceutical firm Dendreon leaped on Wednesday following a CNBC report about a planned Thursday Food and Drug Administration hearing that could determine the fate of a prostate cancer drug from the company.
A biotech story that I've been following since I started on this beat around four or five years ago is about to go through what's referred to in the biotech world as a major "binary event". In other words, if things go well, the stock could skyrocket. If things go badly, then the stock could tank.
Shares of Telik are plunging today, after its leading cancer drug failed late stage trials. CNBC'S Pharmaceuticals Reporter, Mike Huckman had more on the hazards of investing in biotech on "Power Lunch." Huckman says that in biotech it can be boom or bust if you're going to invest in the volatile sector and that there should be an assumed risk of caveat emptor--buyer beware.