The Hidden Winner of the FDA’s Anti-Generic Decision

In this video, Motley Fool health-care analyst David Williamson discusses the hidden winner of today's big FDA decision not to approve generic OxyContin despite a patent running out this week.

Big Pharma Pfizer sells an abuse-resistant, instant-acting version that will now avoid generic competition, but the hidden winner is the company whose technology makes the drug possible -- Acura Pharmaceuticals. This small cap popped more than 50% intraday, before settling with a 33% gain. Watch and find out what this means for investors.

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  • Report this Comment On April 17, 2013, at 9:02 PM, shortsrscrewed wrote:

    No one has even mentioned the fact the new patent may create problems for existing manufacturers. In addition, once the major investment houses realize the extent of ACUR's patents coverage, current products and pipeline products the upside on this stock is unlimited!

    If the shorts get squeezed on this, the stock could be north of 6 in a heartbeat.....

    Very long on this stock and I think it will prove out in the long term.

  • Report this Comment On April 18, 2013, at 11:59 AM, Retaility wrote:

    Any input as to why ACUR is in the toilet after it was announced that the big 3 are going to distribute nexafed to retail pharmacies? That would seem like good news, after all. There was a pop when it was sold at a tiny chain that no one has ever heard of. This stock stinks of manipulation

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