Why Investors Are Wrong about Ariad

Ariad Pharmaceuticals  (NASDAQ: ARIA  ) has had a rough year, with the stock down over 60% on a variety of bad news for its primary drug Iclusig. More specifically, past issues with blood clots resulted in the drug being pulled from the market and then returned with stronger warnings about side effects.

Many investors remain committed to Ariad and Iclusig's strong efficacy, even with those safety issues now well known. 

In the video below, from Where The Money Is health care analyst David Williamson lays out their argument for Ariad -- and health care analyst Michael Douglass counters with the bear argument and why investing in Ariad may be a mistake.

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  • Report this Comment On June 09, 2014, at 6:42 PM, maxamillion wrote:

    micheal douglass is a fool , obvious short what do you all expect him to say ?? aria is great and a life saver ? im so sick of the bashing articles

  • Report this Comment On June 10, 2014, at 12:51 PM, aldehyde wrote:

    another tool

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Michael Douglass

As the Motley Fool's Health Care Editor/Analyst, I focus on all things health care -- although my greatest interest is in the megatrends reshaping the American health care system, including the Affordable Care Act, Accountable Care Organizations, a shifting regulatory landscape, and the new drug discoveries fundamentally changing disease management and treatment.

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