Why Investors Need to Watch Sarepta Therapeutics Inc.

The FDA will soon decide the path forward for Sarepta's muscular dystrophy drug.

Dave Williamson
Dave Williamson and Michael Douglass
Apr 15, 2014 at 9:30AM
Health Care

Sarepta (NASDAQ:SRPT) is a popular stock in the Fool community, but its inestors have had a tough run lately, watching shares lose half of their value in the past six months. A late-stage trial failure by a competing drug from GlaxoSmithKline and Prosensa potentially squashed Sarepta's chance for an accelerated approval. Or did it?

Sarepta's management recently met with the FDA to discuss the path forward for eteplirsen. Mothers of boys effected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy are filing a petition, but the small size of the phase 2 trial may not be enough to sway the federal regulators.

On this edition of Market Checkup, Motley Fool health-care analysts David Williamson and Michael Douglass discuss the possible outcomes for Sarepta, what could affect the FDA's decision-making, and how this catalyst could affect the stock.