Deal Discussions Distract From Disappointing Obesity Drug Sales

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In this video, health-care analyst David Williamson looks at Vivus' first-quarter results and breaks it down into key takeaways for investors in both Vivus and its competitor Arena. Watch and find out why shares of the obesity-drug maker went up despite missing sales estimates and what it means now that Arena has received DEA scheduling.

Who will win the obesity drug market?
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The article Deal Discussions Distract From Disappointing Obesity Drug Sales originally appeared on Fool.com.

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