BOSTON (TheStreet) -- Adam Feuerstein's take on the biotech week that was Nov. 1, 2010:
The week's best-performing stocks in the sector: Avanir Pharmaceuticals (SYMBOL) (+98%), Aastrom Biosciences (ASTM) (+39%), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ) (+34%), Repros Therapeutics (RPRX) (+23%), and Curis (CRIS) (+19%).
It was Hep C-apalooza in Boston this week at the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) annual meeting, which included important updates from Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX), Merck (MRK) and others.
One guy who didn't enjoy his time at AASLD was Dr. Yves Benhamou, arrested on criminal fraud charges for allegedly tipping off a hedge fund with insider information about negative clinical trial results.
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