Are the Shorts Right About Obesity Drugs?

While Arena Pharmaceuticals and VIVUS , makers of the obesity drugs Belviq and Qsymia, respectively, both garner a lot of attention on, they also have attracted the attention of the short sellers. In this video, Motley Fool health-care analyst David Williamson talks about the "buy the run-up, short the launch" trend, and whether the short-sellers are right not to believe in these stocks.

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