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Eisai agrees to pull obesity drug Belviq after safety alert

Eisai agrees to pull obesity drug Belviq after safety alert

In 2010, the FDA rejected the first marketing application for the drug, filed by its original developer, Arena Pharmaceuticals, asking for more details on cancer observed in animal studies. ... Belviq was never launched in Europe because Arena withdrew

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  • Eisai takes control of weight loss drug Belviq from Arena Eisai takes control of weight loss drug Belviq from Arena

    Frustrated with lacklustre sales growth, Eisai has bought global rights to weight-loss drug Belviq from its originator Arena Pharmaceuticals. ... Meanwhile, Arena says handing over rights means it can avoid around $80m in clinical development expenses.

  • US cuts at Boehringer hit sales force hardest US cuts at Boehringer hit sales force hardest

    And Arena Pharmaceuticals plans US and Swiss 'reductions'. Germany's Boehringer Ingelheim is to cut more than 700 jobs across its US operations, with the axe falling hardest on its sales ... Meanwhile Arena Pharmaceuticals is also slashing headcount at

  • Eisai adds online patient stories to Belviq marketing Eisai adds online patient stories to Belviq marketing

    PR Newswire. This is despite Eisai's development partner Arena Pharmaceuticals having registered the URL BelviqVoices.com earlier this year.

  • FDA approval for Novo Nordisk's obesity shot FDA approval for Novo Nordisk's obesity shot

    1999. In the last two years three other drugs have gained US marketing approval, including: Orexigen's Contrave, Vivus' Qsymia (phentermine/topiramate) and Arena Pharmaceuticals' Belviq (lorcaserin).

  • Orexigen’s obesity pill Mysimba set for European approval Orexigen’s obesity pill Mysimba set for European approval

    There are now four prescription medicines for obesity in the US, including Vivus' Qsymia (phentermine/topiramate) and Arena Pharmaceuticals' Belviq (lorcaserin), which were both approved in the last two years, alongside ... Arena had been seeking a

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  • Pharma deals in May 2015 Pharma deals in May 2015

    With a similar headline value to Synageva/Alexion and building on its acquisition plans was the purchase of Par Pharmaceuticals by Endo. ... 110. Arena Pharmaceuticals/ Roivant Sciences. Licence agreement. For Nelotanserin a 5-HT2A receptor P2 in

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  • Anthony Zook resigns as Vivus CEO Anthony Zook resigns as Vivus CEO

    This coup was led by investment group First Manhattan Co, which had attempted to replace the entire board of Vivus after Qsymia fell behind rival obesity drug Belviq (lorcaserin) from Arena ... Pharmaceuticals. Vivus also failed in a bid to win approval

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