Two of the three major players in the treatment of obesity, VIVUS Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS) and Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:ARNA) released their financial results and provided an update on recent developments.
Health insurer Aetna Inc (AET.N) said it would provide coverage for diet pills of Vivus Inc (VVUS.O) and Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc (ARNA.O), sending the obesity drugmakers' shares up. The decision by the third-largest health insurer to provide coverage ...
Shares sold short in Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARNA), Dendreon (NASDAQ: DNDN), Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD), Illumina (NASDAQ: ILMN) and VIVUS (NASDAQ: VVUS) grew somewhat between the October 15 and October 31 settlement dates.
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