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15 Biotech Stock Predictions for 2011

Stock quotes in this article: DNDN, ITMN, HGSI, SGEN, ARNA, CTIC, DSCO

8. Legislation will be introduced to allow Medicare and/or FDA to consider drug pricing in regulatory approval and reimbursement decisions.

9. European regulators approve InterMune's (ITMN) pirfenidone for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

10. After a series of Wikileaks rocks the agency, the FDA decides to make complete response letters (i.e., drug-rejection letters) public.

11. An outraged and unhinged investor physically threatens an expert sitting on an FDA advisory panel, prompting the agency to radically change procedures for future advisory panels. The FDA adds security and does away with definitive "Yes/No" votes for or against drug approvals.

12. Discovery Labs (DSCO) finally -- finally! -- receives FDA approval for Surfaxin.

13. Cel-Sci (CVM) ends 2011 still searching in vain for the first head-and-neck cancer patient to enroll in the Multikine phase III trial.

14. A Chinese pharmaceutical company makes an unsolicited bid for a large U.S. biotech firm. Or, a large U.S. biotech firm acquires a Chinese pharmaceutical company.

15. A senior Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) executive resigns after a drugstore surveillance camera captures him trying to self-initiate another unofficial recall of children's Tylenol from store shelves.

Happy 2011! If you have predictions of your own for the coming year, please share in the comments section below.

--Written by Adam Feuerstein in Boston.



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