Why the Shorts Are Attacking VIVUS

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VIVUS investors could barely bask in the glow of Qsymia's approval before they found themselves in the crosshairs of short-sellers. Well-known blog Citron Research published a piece attacking the strength of VIVUS' patents, and although the blog authors acknowledge they are not patent lawyers, a steep sell-off ensued. What does this mean for VIVUS and its competitors? Watch and find out.

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