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) -- The October biotech calendar is chock-full of potentially stock moving events, including a dozen drugs facing U.S. approval decisions.

Phase III or pivotal studies that could report results in October:

Oct. 1

FDA drug approval decision:



Dyloject for acute moderate-to-severe pain in adults.

FDA drug approval decisions:

Johnson & Johnson

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Nucynta for pain indications.

Oct. 4

FDA drug approval decision:

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Human Genome Sciences'

( HGSI) Zalbin for hepatitis C.

Oct. 8-12

European Society for Medical Oncology annual meeting. Data presentations to include

Johnson & Johnson

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(Zybrestat), Seattle Genetics (SGN-75),

Allos Therapeutics

( ALTH) (Folotyn) and


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The Obesity Society annual meeting. Stocks of interest include

Arena Pharmaceuticals

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Orexigen Therapeutics



Oct. 11

FDA drug approval decision:

Alexza Pharmaceuticals'


AZ-004 for agitation in patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

FDA drug approval decision:

Jazz Pharmaceuticals'

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JZP-6 for fibromyalgia.

Oct. 12

FDA drug approval decision:


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Vivitrol for opioid addiction.

Oct 13-16

European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS) annual meeting. Data presentations to include


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Biogen Idec

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(Tysabri) and


( GENZ) (Campath).

Oct. 18

FDA advisory panel to discuss the use of erythropoeisis-stimulating agents in the treatment of patients with chronic kidney failure.


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(Aranesp, Epogen), Johnson & Johnson (Procrit) and




Oct. 19

BioMarin Pharmaceuticals

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analyst/investor day.

Oct. 20

Genzyme third-quarter earnings announcement.

Oct. 22

FDA drug approval decision:

Arena Pharmaceuticals'

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lorcaserin for obesity

FDA drug approval decision:

Amylin Pharmaceuticals

( AMLN), Alkermes and

Eli Lilly's

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Bydureon for diabetes.

Oct. 28

FDA drug approval decision:


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Qnexa for obesity.

Oct. 29

FDA drug approval decision:

Avanir Pharmaceuticals'


Zenvia for pseudobulbar affect.

FDA drug approval decision:

Forest Labs


ceftaroline for Community Acquired Pneumonia.Oct. 30

FDA drug approval decision:



Linjeta for diabetes.

Exact Sciences

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presentation of external validation study of its genetic stool test for colon cancer.

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