Arena Pharmaceuticals

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Arena Pharmaceuticals
Type Public (NASDAQARNA)
Industry Biotechnology
Headquarters San Diego, California, U.S.
Key people
  • Jack Lief, cofounder and CEO
  • Dominic Behan, co-founder and senior scientist
Products in development
Revenue IncreaseUS$27.6M (FY 2012)[1]
Operating income DecreaseUS$-57M (FY 2012)[1]
Net income DecreaseUS$-85.5M (FY 2012)[1]
Total assets IncreaseUS$261M (FY 2012)[2]
Total equity IncreaseUS$98.6M (FY 2012)[2]
Website www.arenapharm.com

Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company located in San Diego, California. The company is developing oral medications that target G-protein-coupled receptors. On June 27, 2012, the FDA approved lorcaserin, initially sold under the brand name Belviq with a launch sales force commitment of 200.[3][4] Lorcaserin is approved for use in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater, which is considered obese, or adults with a BMI of 27 or greater and who have at least one weight-related health condition, such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol.

As of September 2014, Arena has other drugs in their pipeline that have not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, namely:[5]

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