) -- Congratulations to the 11 perfect winners of
Summer FDA Drug Approval Contest
"Perfect" because each of the winning contestants went 5-0 in predicting correctly the outcome of the following FDA-related events:
: FDA advisory panel for the cancer drug carfilzomib on June 20.
(ARNA - Get Report)
: FDA approval decision for the weight-loss drug lorcaserin on June 27.
(VVUS - Get Report)
: FDA approval decision for the weight-loss drug Qnexa on July 20.
: FDA approval decision for the prescription fish-oil pill AMR101 on July 26.
: FDA approval decision for carfilzomib on July 27.
The 11 winners emerged from a record crowd of 134 entries. [You can read more about the <a href="http://www.thestreet.com/story/11584117/1/vivus-arena-obesity-drugs-will-be-approved-investors-say.html">overall predictions from the contest here</a>.]
As you read your name, please take a bow and accept my hearty congratulations:
That's only 10 names. Who was winner No. 11?
Me! Yes, it's true, I actually won my own contest -- without cheating.
Thanks again for participating.
--Written by Adam Feuerstein in Boston.
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