5 of Pharma’s Most Disastrous Drug Approvals

A few warning stories about timing a pharma buy

    View All  
5 of Pharma’s Most Disastrous Drug Approvals

pills spilling prescription bottle 630 flickr 300x200 5 of Pharma’s Most Disastrous Drug ApprovalsThis week, I discussed some trading thoughts on Arena Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARNA) as its weight-loss drug lorcaserin approaches its D-Day with the FDA.

Perhaps you read it. Maybe you even read it and then lined up with pitchforks in hand to skewer me. That’s fine; I’m pretty thick-skinned.

The heated discussion did get me thinking, however. Maybe I could have made my point by showing you how mistimed stock trades based solely on a drug’s approval are nothing new — it’s a reckless pattern traders repeat over and over again. They just switch the tickers out.

Don’t believe it happens? Then buckle up, ‘cause I’m about to show you five high-profile drug approvals that ended up being disastrous for investors that decided to buy into the stock on or shortly after the approval day.


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2012/06/5-of-pharmas-most-disastrous-drug-approvals/.

©2014 InvestorPlace Media, LLC

Comments are currently unavailable. Please check back soon.