In the following video, Motley Fool health-care analyst David Williamson discusses Ariad Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ARIA ) , as the company's stock reverses direction today, up 3% following yesterday's tumble. He notes the results of a boutique institutional research survey that found Ariad's new drug Iclusig to have toxicity concerns, and even more negative information coming from the FDA, citing blood clots and liver toxicity. David tells investors what the potential for this drug is, and whether it has a shot at success on the market despite these safety concerns.
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