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Arena gets South Korea nod to market Belviq with local firm Ildong Pharmaceuticals

SINGAPORE-- Ildong Pharmaceuticals said South Korea's Ministry of Food and Drug Safety has granted approval for it to market the Arena Pharmaceuticals weight-loss drug, Belviq.

Arena narrows loss as Belviq sales pick up

With a marketing push from partner Eisai behind it, Arena Pharmaceuticals more than doubled the revenue it earned from weight-loss drug Belviq in the last quarter but reported a Q3 loss of $10.7 million, or $0.05 per share.

With DTC on a roll, Eisai plots another 200-rep boost to Belviq sales team

The Japanese drugmaker Eisai, which is partnered with Arena Pharmaceuticals on the weight-loss pill Belviq, plans to add another 200 contract sales reps to its team.

Fresh off a TV ad launch, Eisai plots another 200-rep add to Belviq sales force

Japanese drugmaker Eisai, which is partnered with Arena Pharmaceuticals on the weight-loss pill Belviq, plans to add another 200 contract sales reps to its team. On top of a new television ad push begun last month, the sales-force expansion is a one-two punch aimed at keeping prescription trends on the upswing.

Vivus, Arena hope Aetna weight-management program boosts diet-drug sales

Both Vivus and Arena marketing partner Eisai have partnered with healthcare benefits provider Aetna, which will integrate rival obesity drugs Qsymia and Belviq into a weight-loss lifestyle pilot program.

Eisai bets another $60M on Arena's Belviq with worldwide marketing deal

Eisai gave Arena Pharmaceuticals' obesity drug Belviq another vote of confidence. The Japanese drugmaker, already marketing the drug in the U.S., signed up to promote it in most other global markets, too. And it gave Arena a $60 million up-front payment to seal the deal.

Eisai to recruit 200 new sales reps for amped-up Belviq push

Analysts promised a battle of obesity drugs between Arena's Belviq and Vivus' Qsymia. But in marketing partner Eisai, Arena has a weapon Vivus lacks--and that weapon is about to get bigger. The Japanese company plans to add more than 200 sales reps to its army by December, doubling its size since the drug hit the market this June.

Expect a long slog for diet drugs Qsymia, Belviq

Vivus says its new diet drug Qsymia is now available in 8,000 retail pharmacies, putting it closer to patients. Arena Pharmaceuticals' Belviq is finally on the market, and scripts are coming in. But this new generation of weight-loss pills still faces an uphill climb--despite the tantalizing size of the market.

Battle of weight-loss drugs begins as Arena launches Belviq next week

The long-awaited battle between two weight loss drugs is ready to begin. With its launch for Belviq delayed by the DEA, Arena has had to sit back and watch competitor Vivus pass it by with its own weight-loss drug. Now, nearly a year after the FDA cleared Belviq for approval, investors will get the chance to see if it can outperform its underwhelming competitor, Qsymia.

DEA finally acts on Belviq, clearing Arena for diet drug's launch

The DEA has made its decision on Belviq, the weight-loss drug that's been sitting on Arena's launching pad since its FDA approval last June. Belviq is now officially a Schedule IV controlled substance, and Arena can fire up its engines for a launch next month.