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Gilead, Abbott, Isis, United Therapeutics Face Key Events in October


There are a slew of FDA approval decisions scheduled for October. Also watch hepatitis C drug stocks as study updates are released.

October 17
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:AEGR) will present to another FDA panel for the experimental drug lomitapide for treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, a rare genetic disease characterized by high levels of bad cholesterol. The disease can cause heart attacks at a young age. This is the first of back-to-back panels discussing experimental treatments for the same disease.

October 18
Isis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ISIS) and partner Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) go before the same advisory panel as Aegerion to make a case for their drug, mipomersen, to treat homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.

October 19
Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SUPN) awaits a decision by the FDA on possible approval of the company's experimental drug for epilepsy. Supernus shares have doubled this year.

October 21
Impax Laboratories
(IPXL) should get a ruling from the FDA on its application to sell the drug Rytary for Parkinson's disease.

October 27
United Therapeutics
(NASDAQ:UTHR) is scheduled to hear from the FDA about approval of its treprostinil diethanolamine sustained release tablets for pulmonary arterial hypertension.

October 29
The FDA is scheduled to decide on possible approval of Cornerstone Therapeutics' (NASDAQ:CRTX) treatment for hyponatremia, a metabolic condition that leaves the body short of salt.

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