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2011-08-12 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) today announced that Robert E. Hoffman will rejoin Arena on August 29, 2011, as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hoffman served in various financial positions with Arena for over 13 years before departing in March to work for a private biopharmaceutical company. "Robert is a valuable leader who has been a key contributor to Arena," said Jack Lief, Arena's President and Chief Executive...

2011-08-09 15:05:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. "We view the results from the Pathology Working Group's re-adjudication and the CSF study as important steps toward our planned response to the lorcaserin complete response letter," stated Jack Lief, Arena's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are working to complete the remaining activities in order to submit our response...

2011-08-09 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) and Eisai Inc. announced today results from a Pathology Working Group's (PWG) re-adjudication of female rat mammary tumor diagnoses from a two-year rat carcinogenicity study of lorcaserin. Arena convened the PWG in response to the lorcaserin Complete Response Letter (CRL), which questioned the certainty of the female rat mammary tumor classifications. The PWG reviewed relevant...

2011-08-02 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) and Eisai Inc. announced today the completion of a clinical study that measured lorcaserin concentrations in human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and plasma and related data analyses. The study was conducted to provide additional data that may be informative for determining the human relevance of the observation of brain astrocytoma in male rats. Using the results of this study and...

2011-08-01 15:05:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) today announced that it will report second quarter 2011 financial results after the NASDAQ Global Select Market closes on Tuesday, August 9, 2011. That same afternoon, Jack Lief, Arena's President and Chief Executive Officer, will host a conference call and webcast at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time) to discuss the financial results for the second quarter 2011 and to provide a business and...

2011-07-12 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) announced today results from a Phase 1 clinical trial of APD811, an orally bioavailable agonist of the prostacyclin receptor which is intended for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, or PAH. The randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled trial evaluated the safety, tolerability and pharmacokinetics of 0.03 mg, 0.05 mg, 0.1 mg and 0.2 mg single doses of APD811. The trial evaluated 32...

2011-06-20 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO and WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) and Eisai Inc. announced today that lorcaserin data from the Phase 3 BLOOM-DM (Behavioral modification and Lorcaserin for Overweight and Obesity Management in Diabetes Mellitus) trial will be presented in poster sessions at the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) 71st Scientific Sessions in San Diego, California. The posters highlighted below will be displayed in the Poster Hall...

2011-05-26 05:00:00

ISTANBUL, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) today presented meta-analyses of the three trials in the lorcaserin Phase 3 clinical trial program at ECO 2011, the 18th European Congress on Obesity. The analyses show that lorcaserin caused statistically significant weight loss compared to placebo at one year among 7,500 obese and overweight, diabetic and non-diabetic adults. The lorcaserin-mediated weight loss was associated with favorable changes in...

2011-05-20 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) announced today that lorcaserin will be featured in presentations at ECO 2011, the 18th European Congress on Obesity. ECO 2011 will take place May 25-28, 2011, at the Istanbul Convention & Exhibition Centre Lutfi Kirdar in Istanbul, Turkey. The presentations will include meta-analyses of the three trials in the lorcaserin Phase 3 clinical trial program. Thursday, May 26 Hot Topic...

2011-05-10 15:05:00

SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011, and reviewed recent developments. "In collaboration with Eisai, we are making progress in executing activities to support the submission of our response to the FDA's complete response letter for our lorcaserin new drug application," stated Jack Lief, Arena's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are also continuing to...