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The Recent Performance of 'Baker Brother Biotech Stocks' is Awful

04/15/14 - 12:23 PM EDT

Healthcare's most closely followed hedge fund is losing money during the biotech bubble burst.


FDA Approves Novartis' ALK Inhibitor! Maybe...Really Soon?

04/11/14 - 03:07 PM EDT

Someone at Novartis screwed up today by sending out a mass email announcing the FDA approval of a new lung cancer drug ceritinib. Brand name: Zykadia. The only problem is FDA hasn't announced the approval of Zykadia yet.


Oh Biotech, You Are a Cruel Bitch

04/10/14 - 01:09 PM EDT

Wednesday's mini rally was a head fake, leading to more selling Thursday.


MannKind Rival, Also Developing Inhaled Insulin Device, Files $75M IPO

04/10/14 - 11:52 AM EDT

Dance Biopharma is developing a device which sends vaporized insulin liquid into a patient's lungs.


When is a Warrant Not a Warrant? When Northwest Bio is Raising Money.

04/10/14 - 10:24 AM EDT

An explanation of Northwest Bio's "up to" $32 million financing deal.


Celgene Higher on Revlimid Patent Case Document Release

04/09/14 - 11:50 AM EDT

Documents pertaining to an upcoming pre-trial "Markman" hearing were made public which appear to favor Celgene over Natco, the generic drugmaker challenging certain Revlimid patents, according to an analyst.


Sarepta Therapeutics on Cusp of Huge Eteplirsen News

04/08/14 - 02:34 PM EDT

Sarepta executives met again with FDA officials in March to nail down a regulatory path for the Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug eteplirsen. The company has promised to update investors about the outcome of the FDA meeting, but without saying exactly when.


Healthcare Investors Suffering Losses While Drug-Pricing War Rages

04/08/14 - 11:23 AM EDT

The latest salvo was lobbed Tuesday by pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts against Gilead Sciences and its $1,000-per-day hepatitis C pill Sovaldi. Express Scripts says the U.S. healthcare system can't afford Sovaldi so it wants to form a coalition of private employers, insurance companies and the government focused on fair drug pricing. But first, Express wants Gilead to cut the price of Sovaldi or be frozen out when competing hepatitis C therapies are approved later this year and next, according to a Bloomberg report.


Alkermes Will Seek U.S. Approval for Once-Monthly Schizophrenia Treatment

04/08/14 - 09:11 AM EDT

If approved next year, Alkermes' aripiprazole lauroxil will compete against several other long-acting antipsychotics, including a similar once-monthly injectable aripiprazole approved last year and sold by Otuska and Lundbeck. But the schizophrenia treatment market (oral and injectable drugs) is big and growing -- more than $11 billion in the U.S. last year and $20 billion-plus worldwide. Oral versions of aripiprazole, sold under the brand name Abilify, generated $6.5 billion in sales last year.


Tradable Biotech Stock Events for the Second Quarter

04/03/14 - 09:00 AM EDT

The biotech sector's March "fluctuation" might be a temporary speed bump or the beginning of a longer downturn. Either way, investors can still count on the biotech catalyst trade for chills and thrills.


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 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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