Sad that they come here and bashing Belviq, it will do nothing to help the drug sales of either company.
Its called full disclosure and they don't want to get sued down the road for any issues if they do in fact show up.
The reactions are unknown and that statement is a safe harbor statement for legal reasons. It is unknown today what the long term effects are from the combined use of these and many other drugs. So they put a safety label that states they do not know what will happen if anything.
CYA and that is a good thing.
The Black Box was put on the drug after years of use they found more side effects and more risks. They have not been enough to pull the drug, but you can bet when obese people start taking large amounts (much larger then the use for depression) more issues will start to pop up.
Couple days ago the number was just under 8700 today the number is. Going to post the numbers here for a couple weeks to see if it continues. IF I miss it feel free to post the same info so we can keep it going. 9000 airings in 7 1/2 months is very aggressive regardless of what naysayers say.
National Airings 9,008
Spot Spend Rank 269
pend Rank: 552
Airing Rank: 412
Arena is not a lesser known biotech company. It is well known and has been in the public for some time.
"Great weight loss" What is the difference between all of the weight loss options... I think if you did the DD you would find that Bel Phen is the winner for total weight loss and success and that B, Q and C are all fairly close, at that point it comes down to which is the safest and most tolerable and a little DD will show you the truth as well.
Belviq is a new and novel drug and is not even in the same zip code as Fen. IF you did a little DD you can easily find this out.
Are you really that scared of the Bel Phen combo? You really should be. Over a million scrips of that drug went out and it was no where near as effective and safe as Belviq...... 150,000 scirpts per week for Phen and when they find out they can double their weight loss results in a very short time they will start taking this new combo.
Tutes are putting their money into Arena and the only ones using the word marginal is the bashers and haters. IF the drug did not work and would not have net the threshold for being effective and actually working the FDA would not have approved it.
Just because you keep saying it is marginal, does not work, to risky, does not make it true. We are scripting at a rate of over 750,000 scripts per year after being on the market just 18 months. The only drops in the scripting have come on holiday weeks and the slowest time for weight loss season. During Thanksgiving and Christmas people are celebrating and getting together with family. They are not concerned about going to the doctor and losing weight. They will wait until the end of the holiday season.
I myself am doing a reboot now after the holidays. Too much food and alcohol, need to clean that out of the system...
Their financial success relays on them maximizing the Belviq brand sooner rather then later and they should be more proactive vs. sit and watch, hoping for success.
Arena could do a lot to hold Eisai to the fire. They could demand performance or start the process to take it back and look for a new partner.
Arena should have recognized by now that the study has issues and they should have spent the last 2 years addressing that shortfall, which would have gone a long way to get more approvals and more doctors willing to script. Instead of arrogantly assuming everyone knows rats have high levels of rumors, they should have proved that in the study to clinically prove it and silence the concerns completely.
They could be pushing their own drug better, they have done nothing to advance the Belviq cause. Just sitting back and watching hoping Eisai can pull their butts out of the fire.
Very very true, they have no valid point to debate and most if engaged in a debate on the facts will not answer or regress to name calling...
DNDN's drug Provenge, was very expensive at almost 100k for 3 treatments and a few more months of life...... So I don't think you can compare the two drugs or the markets.
Getting doctors off of the diet and exercise mantra after all of the failed dangerous drugs that were put on the markets over the last 15 years is no small task. But we now have over 90k doctors that have scripted the drug. We are gaining traction in the medical community and that is a great base to build upon.
This will take time and I agree with the posters sentiment. We can't stop the manipulation, the fomenting or the hedge funds from playing their games with the stock. So know what you own and don't use margin or options...
Belviq does not have Phen in it and is not in the same wheel house.... So that statement is wrong... Belviq was not approved because of incomplete rat tumor data because management did not feel they needed to address it and actually ignored it until the FDA called them on it. So we did not deal with it during the Phase III trial so now we have no way of dealing with it, without additional studies to address concerns at each agency and country. Very expensive.
Look at last years script activity during the last 4 weeks. We are actually doing much better this year then last year as far as maintaining the scripting levels through the holidays.