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New obesity meds 'pretty safe,' but some side effects bear watching: AdverseEvents

An analysis by AdverseEvents shows the new generation of obesity meds are holding their own, safety-wise. Still, postmarketing data flag some serious cardiovascular and neuropsychiatric side effects that are worth monitoring, the healthcare informatics firm says.

Eisai rejig means sales-force downsizing at a critical moment for Arena's Belviq

Less than a year ago, Arena marketing partner Eisai pledged to add another 200 staffers to its rep army for obesity therapy Belviq, bringing the total force to 600. Now, though, the Japanese pharma is doing some stateside job-trimming, and the restructuring will affect Arena's med, too.

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.

Eisai's copay offer on Belviq has unintended consequences for Arena

As competition in the obesity drug space ramps up, Arena's marketing partner Eisai is rolling out a new savings card for weight-loss drug Belviq. And for the California drugmaker, that means good news and bad news for its revenue outlook.

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.

UPDATED: Orexigen's weight-loss med sets up Takeda vs. Eisai marketing showdown--eventually

Orexigen Therapeutics is on the verge of FDA approval for its obesity drug, after several long years of delay and frustration. But despite its late-to-the-party status--it's the third weight-loss pill in a new generation of treatments--it may end up winning the popularity contest.

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.

Eisai's revved-up Belviq marketing starting to pay off, analysts say

When it comes to addressing the market, pharma has three P's, according to Eisai's Michael O'Brien: physician, payer and patient. And as VP of specialty marketing, O'Brien is looking to hit each of them in promoting the recently launched weight-loss drug Belviq.

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.