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Brian Orelli

Somewhere between his graduate thesis on BRCA1, a gene that causes hereditary breast cancer, and his postdoctoral fellowship in DNA repair, Brian realized he enjoyed analyzing other people's data more than running his own experiments. Having gotten his first taste of how to analyze stocks from The Motley Fool many years prior, it was only fitting that he came full circle and started writing about biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies for Fool.com. He also covers the health insurance industry to keep from going into binary-event overload. When not writing at The Motley Fool or trade journals like Nature Biotechnology and BioWorld, Brian can be found coaching soccer or hanging out at the beach in his hometown of San Diego.

TMFBiologyFool’s Activity

Wed Dec 24

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 10:56 AM

This Cancer Drug War Is Just Getting Started

The FDA approves Bristol-Myers Squibb's Opdivo, pitting it against Merck's Keytruda that was approved earlier this year.

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 10:23 AM

The Newest FDA-Approved Obesity Drug Is Also the Oldest

Novo Nordisk gains FDA approval for Saxenda, which is already approved as an obesity treatment called Victoza.

Mon Dec 22

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 5:09 PM

AbbVie Inc. Throws First Punch in Hep C Price War With Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Express Scripts makes AbbVie's Viekira Pak its exclusive hepatitis C drug, excluding Gilead's Harvoni.

Fri Dec 19

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 9:43 PM

Gilead Sciences, Inc. Gets Some Competition (but Not Really)

AbbVie gains FDA approval for Viekia Pak; but without a discount, it's hard to see it competing with Harvoni.

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 5:05 PM

New Obesity Drug Available Soon

Orexigen is close to getting Mysimba on the market in Europe.

Mon Dec 15

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 5:15 PM

Twitter's Favorite Biotech and Pharma Stocks

Consensus? We don't need no stinking consensus!

Sun Dec 14

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 1:04 AM

Better Big Pharma Spinoff: Zoetis Inc. or AbbVie Inc.?

Both AbbVie and Zoetis offer something for healthcare investors.

Sat Dec 13

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 9:01 AM

Can These Top Dividend-Paying Stocks Soar in 2015?

There's more to top dividend-paying stocks than the yield.

Wed Dec 10

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 4:34 PM

Is MannKind Corporation in Bed With Crooks? And Should Investors Care?

MannKind's marketing partner, Sanofi, may be in big trouble.

Thu Dec 4

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 2:15 PM

Gilead Sciences, Inc. Beats Another Threat

A U.K. court knocks down Idenix Pharmaeuticals' rights to Gilead Sciences' Sovaldi.

Fri Nov 28

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 12:22 AM

Dendreon's Alternate Reality

What if everything went perfectly right for the biotech?

Thu Nov 27

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 3:46 PM

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's Hep C Drug Denied; Gilead Sciences Inc. Smiling (for Now)

The FDA rejected daclatasvir, but Bristol-Myers Squibb still has plans for the hepatitis C drug.

Wed Nov 26

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 8:15 AM

Will Insulin Pricing Be MannKind Corporation's Downfall?

MannKind marketing partner Sanofi had to discount its Lantus insulin to get insurers to cover the drug.

Thu Nov 20

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 12:42 PM

Gilead Sciences Inc. Just Paid $125 Million for Something It Can't Use for a Year

Gilead's newly acquired priority review voucher is useful, but requires the biotech to give the FDA a 365-day warning that it's going to use the voucher.

Tue Nov 18

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 4:00 PM

Merck IMPROVEs-IT Causing These Biotechs' Stock Prices to Improve Too

Thanks to Merck, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Esperion Therapeutics likely won't have to run outcomes studies on their cholesterol drugs.

Mon Nov 17

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 1:50 PM

For This Obesity Drug, Europe Trumps the U.S.

Europe is key for Orexigen's Contrave. Shares jumped despite problems with the U.S. launch.

Mon Nov 10

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 2:17 PM

Gilead Sciences Inc. Breathes a Sigh of Relief -- Hepatitis C Patients, Not So Much

Merck's new hepatitis C combination doesn't work all that well for short durations. Gilead Sciences' Harvoni is safe for now.

Fri Nov 7

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TMFBiologyFool published an update. 4:58 PM

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TMFBiologyFool published an article 2:29 PM

Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc. Strikes Out on Its Own

Isis Pharmaceuticals uses its third-quarter earnings call to announce a reorganization as it pushes into late-stage development on its own.

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TMFBiologyFool published an update. 9:06 AM

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