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Biogen Stock Rallies After Admitting Feds Probing "Sales & Promotional Practices"

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Just when the whole congressional pricing debacle has been ignored and the bubble is back on in Biotechs as an "M&A frenzy" is unleashed, Bloomberg reports that Biogen Idec has admitted in its 10-Q that:


Buried quietly on page 27 of the 10-Q, they explain that state and federal governmental authorities are investigating sales and promotional practices... Of course, the small dip in the stock price was a great opportunity to reload and it is now trading higher on the news.

From page 27 of the 10-Q,

Government Matters


We have learned that state and federal governmental authorities are investigating our sales and promotional practices and have received related subpoenas.


We have also received a subpoena from the federal government for documents relating to our relationship with certain pharmacy benefit managers.


We are cooperating with the government in these matters.

And the market reaction...


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Wed, 04/23/2014 - 13:57 | 4687245 replaceme
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I still have a bunch of that as a 401K fund, maybe this is a gift to let me out.  

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:04 | 4687270 dow jones 20000
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RAF Typhoons scrample to chase Russian Tupolev bombers away from UK airspace...


Are things about to get shooty? 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:13 | 4687302 max2205
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Big whoop....do2n 1% today but off 16% from 52 week high.....tough one to trade

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:05 | 4687272 DoChenRollingBearing
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Burrish!  So, no!  ;-)

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:24 | 4687347 replaceme
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Good call, perfect time to load up.  What the holy hell was I thinking??

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:01 | 4687260 AccreditedEYE
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Same thing happened to CAT when they disclosed tax evasion settlement news. This is why you don't short anything... Even if you're right, you're always going to be wrong.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:03 | 4687264 Bill of Rights
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Indicted Businessman Names Harry Reid as Alleged Recipient of Massive Bribe |

A Utah businessman is rocking both state and national politics after claiming Utah Attorney General John Swallow helped him broker a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a federal investigation into his company quietly disappear, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:23 | 4687341 replaceme
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No way, no way - Harry was busy squeezing the casinos for bribes when this occurs - he has a perfect alibi. 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:29 | 4687372 Emergency Ward
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Sen Reid announces new plan to help the poor and create jobs, denounces attacks as right-wing conspiracy lies -- not a bit of truth in the corruption rumors -- insists every million he has ever made is from doing his democratically elected job of helping constituents.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:37 | 4687398 replaceme
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He also promises never to get spunk in your hair, and he will definitely call you tomorrow.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:07 | 4687283 prains
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Yellgium contiues to buy into the face of any bad news and will do so until they can take this whole game, Hot!

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:12 | 4687298 NOTW777
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no worries - the fed just looking for sales tips

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:17 | 4687320 10PastMidnight
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I always viewed companys anounced as under investigation as a good buy, don't you all? \


up is down and down is the norm

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:28 | 4687367 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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That chart seems to capture the nature of the whole market: high volume selling offest by low volume melting (up).

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:19 | 4687580 HaroldWang
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So GILD comes out and destroys estimates with sales of drug that Waxman wants price reduced. They should have played that down a bit. Sure doesn't look good to the guys who want you to lower prices when you're making $$ hand over fist.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 20:37 | 4688670 MarsInScorpio
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Insanity reigns.


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