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2010-11-24 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA) announced today that the company is scheduled to present at the Piper Jaffray 22nd Annual Health Care Conference on December 1, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (5:00 a.m. Pacific Time) at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City. Jack Lief, Arena's President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to provide a corporate overview. A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available under the...

2010-11-09 02:15:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA) today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Arena also reported earlier today top-line results from its lorcaserin Phase 3 BLOOM-DM (Behavioral modification and Lorcaserin for Overweight and Obesity Management in Diabetes Mellitus) trial. "We believe the BLOOM-DM top-line results provide additional support for lorcaserin's benefit-to-risk profile," said Jack...

2010-11-09 02:01:00

SAN DIEGO and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA) and Eisai Inc. reported today that top-line results from the one-year lorcaserin BLOOM-DM trial demonstrate statistically significant weight loss in obese and overweight patients with type 2 diabetes. In this trial, lorcaserin met all three co-primary efficacy endpoints. In addition, as described below, lorcaserin patients taking lorcaserin 10 mg twice daily (BID) achieved...

2010-11-04 15:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA) announced today that, following the completion of a Phase 1 clinical trial program for APD597 (JNJ-38431055) under its collaboration with Arena, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has decided not to advance APD597 and has notified Arena that it is terminating the collaboration, effective December 28, 2010. APD597 is a GPR119 agonist intended for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, which, along with...

2010-11-04 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA) today announced it will report third quarter 2010 financial results before the NASDAQ Global Market opens on Tuesday, November 9, 2010. That same morning, Jack Lief, Arena's President and Chief Executive Officer, and Robert E. Hoffman, Arena's Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (5:30 a.m. Pacific Time) to discuss the financial...

2010-10-23 01:14:00

SAN DIEGO and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Oct. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA) and Eisai Inc. announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Complete Response Letter (CRL) regarding Arena's New Drug Application (NDA) for lorcaserin. Lorcaserin is intended for weight management, including weight loss and maintenance of weight loss, in patients who are obese (Body Mass Index, or BMI, >/= 30) or patients who are overweight (BMI...

2010-10-20 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA) announced today results from a Phase 1 clinical trial of APD916, a novel drug candidate discovered by Arena that targets the histamine H3 receptor for the treatment of narcolepsy with cataplexy. The randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled trial evaluated the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of 1 mg, 3 mg and 5 mg single doses of APD916. The trial evaluated 24 healthy volunteers...

2010-10-06 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Oct. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA) and Eisai Inc. announced today upcoming lorcaserin presentations at Obesity 2010, the 28th Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society, in San Diego, California. Lorcaserin, which Arena discovered and developed, is intended for weight management, including weight loss and maintenance of weight loss, in patients who are obese (Body Mass Index, or BMI, >30) or patients who are...

2010-09-16 15:42:00

SAN DIEGO, and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA) and Eisai Inc. announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee voted 9 to 5 that the available data do not adequately demonstrate that the potential benefits of lorcaserin outweigh the potential risks, when used long-term in a population of overweight and obese individuals to allow marketing approval....

2010-09-15 07:03:00

DENVER, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 16, Denise Bruner, MD, FASBP will speak in favor of FDA approval for the new obesity drug Lorcaserin, during the open public hearing hour at the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drug Advisory Committee meeting. Dr. Bruner is a past president of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) and will speak to the committee on behalf of the Society's nearly 1,300 members throughout the U.S. ASBP's physicians know from long experience that...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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