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Visualizing Biotech P/E Compression and Why It's a Buy Signal

05/12/14 - 10:19 AM EDT

J.P. Morgan analyst Geoff Meacham issued a cautiously optimistic note about the biotech sector this morning. While investor sentiment remains "fragile," and volatility continues to be high, Meacham believes the worst of the selling is over.

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Chelsea Exits in Victory With Lundbeck Takeout

05/08/14 - 09:05 AM EDT

Chelsea CEO Joe Oliveto and his team deserve a lot of credit for cleaning up some messy Northera clinical trials, scoring at the FDA advisory panel, securing the drug's approval and now delivering on the exit strategy that everyone wanted.

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A View on Ariad Pharma's Bloated Valuation

05/07/14 - 12:49 PM EDT

Even at $86 million in 2014 Iclusig sales, Ariad trades at a lofty and unjustified 13 times enterprise value. For comparison's sake, Medivation's EV/sales multiple is 9 -- and that's only counting U.S. sales of its growing prostate cancer drug Xtandi.

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Regeneron-Avalanche Partnership Underscores Ohr Pharma's Eye-Disease Isolation

05/05/14 - 09:54 AM EDT

The Regeneron-Avalanche partnership and the hedge funds investment in the latter is more indirect evidence that Ohr Pharmaceuticals and its AMD eye drop Squalamine are not taken seriously.

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Questcor CEO's Daughter Granted Huge Pay Raise

05/02/14 - 12:20 PM EDT

Her salary jumps to more than $1 million in 2013 from $300,000 in 2012, according to Questcor disclosure.

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Arena Pharma Denied Request Added Market Exclusivity for Weight-Loss Drug

05/02/14 - 10:58 AM EDT

Citizen Petition filed by Arena's partner Easai is denied by FDA.

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Biotech Sector Performance in April: Gilead Sciences Rising

05/02/14 - 09:49 AM EDT

The biotech sector was down again, but there's some hopeful signs of a recovery.

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Endocyte Falls on Ovarian Cancer Drug Blowup

05/02/14 - 09:01 AM EDT

European regulators are likely to rescind the conditional approval of Endocyte's ovarian cancer drug Vynfinit following the failure of a phase III study.

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Celgene Deal Chief Calls Big Pharma Gutless For Lack of Biotech M&A

04/29/14 - 04:26 PM EDT

Some sharp opinions expressed by healthcare deal-makers at the Allicense 2014 conference.

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Dueling Analysts on Cytokinetics: ALS Drug is 'Finished' or a 'Ray of Sunshine'

04/29/14 - 11:24 AM EDT

Two sell-side analysts with very different views Tuesday on Cytokinetics and its experimental ALS drug tirasemtiv.

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Adam Feuerstein is a senior columnist at TheStreet in charge of covering biotechnology and pharmaceutical stocks.

Feuerstein has been a financial journalist for more than 20 years. He joined TheStreet in 2001, leaving in 2005 for a two-year stint as a biotech analyst for a New York-based investment management firm. Feuerstein rejoined TheStreet in 2007. Prior to his work at TheStreet, Feuerstein wrote about Internet startups and business software for Upside.com. Covering the dot-com boom and bust of the 1990s and early 2000s made Feuerstein very cynical, a trait he applies to great effect by highlighting the often-overlooked risks of biotech stock investing. In what can only be considered a high compliment, a particularly promotional sell-side analyst once warned his clients that Feuerstein "attacks viciously".

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Feuerstein lives near Boston with his wife, two kids and a yellow lab-golden retriever named Max. When Feuerstein is not writing article and blog posts for TheStreet, he's tweeting. In fact, when Feuerstein is working, he's tweeting. All the time. He also runs, bikes, watches a lot of English soccer matches (Go Spurs!) and loves to cook.

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