Abe L. takes umbrage over my concerns about Exelixis' (EXEL) prostate cancer drug cabozantinib: "I will definitely be e-mailing a copy of your article today and asking the SEC to check and see what your options positions are today. Nothing but a hacket [sp] job on Exelixis and you know it. The SEC is worthless but guys like you are pathetic." I wonder if there's a person at the SEC who fields these emails and says to himself (or herself), "Oh, Adam must have written another Mailbag today." If so, I apologize for my fans. They can get a bit rambunctious.
Ted B. asks, "What is your vote on Surfaxin from Discovery Labs(DSCO - Get Report) and why?" I say FDA approves Surfaxin on Tuesday. Why? The little-known FDA Mercy Rule. It's inconceivable that a company can screw up so badly that its drug is rejected five times in a row. Therefore, Surfaxin will be approved. If you want to read a contrarian take on Discovery and Surfaxin, Joseph Lee of FDATracker.com argues that FDA will reject the drug. --Written by Adam Feuerstein in Boston. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Adam Feuerstein. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/adamfeuerstein. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com. Follow TheStreet on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook.