5. Javelin's Fall"Never catch a falling knife" is the Wall Street adage traders cling to during volatile markets like these. If you ask us, they may want to avoid a falling Javelin ( JAV) as well. Shares of Javelin Pharmaceuticals lost a quarter of their value Monday after the company said its licensee for the pain treatment Dyloject has withdrawn all batches of the drug from the U.K. Therabel Pharma UK Ltd. yanked Dyloject after finding the presence of a "white particulate matter" in some of its vials.
4. DreamWorks' NightmareThe folks at DreamWorks ( DWA) are waking up to their worst possible nightmare. Yep, Shrek has grown stale.
3. EMC SettlesEMC ( EMC) is paying the government $87.5 million for something it says it absolutely, positively did not do. Jeez, following the law is sure getting awfully expensive these days.
2. Perrigo's Polluted PillsWelcome to the "Polluted Plant Club," Perrigo ( PRGO)! Or should we say, "Welcome back."? Non-prescription drugmaker Perrigo was forced to yank its ibuprofen tablets from the market this week after regulators found metal shavings in some of the pills manufactured in its Allegan, Mich., plant. According to an FDA warning letter, the company failed to thoroughly investigate why some tablets were the wrong size and why they failed to inspect packaging equipment between batches.