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Biotech Stock Mailbag: Vanda, Onconova, Catalyst Pharma, Sarepta

Anthony G.:

I am entirely disappointed in your article about CPRX. You have caused my family a lot of heartache and destroyed our weekend. I guess your mother never told you that if you didn't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all. spend your time (and your political science degree?????) promoting good investments and not bashing what you perceive to be bad ones. This is the second time one of your lame brain articles has cost me money. Hope you and your buddies have fun spending all the money you guys made by shorting the stock.

I mentioned above that some of the Catalyst longs have taken to various message boards to cyber-bully and attack the LEMS patient interviewed in one of my stories. Apparently, it's now acceptable to smear a 74-year-old man with a horrible disease because you lost money in the stock market.

Attacking me is fine. I'm used to it. Going after a LEMS patient courageous enough to tell his story -- and to do so using the anonymity of the Internet -- is cowardly and disgusting.

Instead of condemning these attacks, Catalyst longs took to Twitter to make yet more excuses:

-- Reported by Adam Feuerstein in Boston.

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