Regulatory Approvals, Positive Stock Price Movements, Optimistic Clinical Data, and New Launches and Contracts - Research Report

  Regulatory Approvals, Positive Stock Price Movements, Optimistic Clinical
 Data, and New Launches and Contracts - Research Report on Johnson & Johnson,
                     Celldex, Isis, Actavis, and Centene

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NEW YORK, September 26, 2013

NEW YORK, September 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

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Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Johnson &
Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), Celldex Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: CLDX), Isis
Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: Isis), Actavis Inc. (NYSE: ACT), and Centene
Corp. (NYSE: CNC). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge -
including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the
links below.

Johnson & Johnson Research Report

On September 23, 2013, Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen Biotech), one of the
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Johnson & Johnson),
announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved
STELARA (ustekinumab) alone or in combination with methotrexate for the
treatment of adult patients (18 years or older) with active psoriatic
arthritis. According to Janssen Biotech, STELARA is administered as a 45mg
subcutaneous injection at weeks 0 and 4, and then every 12 weeks, thereafter.
Investigator and Steering Committee member, Alice B. Gottlieb, Triple Board
Certified in Dermatology, Rheumatology, and Internal Medicine, M.D., Ph.D,
Chief and Dermatologist-in-Chief, Department of Dermatology, Tufts Medical
Center said, "It is critical for dermatologists and rheumatologists to be able
to offer new and novel treatment options to our adult patients living with
psoriatic arthritis, a disease where additional biologic options are very much
needed. Therapy that targets the cytokines interleukin-12 (IL-12) and
interleukin-23 (IL-23), two naturally occurring proteins believed to play a
role in the development of this debilitating immune-mediated inflammatory
disease, could improve patient care." The Full Research Report on Johnson &
Johnson - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets
- is available to download free of charge at:


Celldex Therapeutics Inc. Research Report

On September 23, 2013, Celldex Therapeutics Inc.'s (Celldex) stock rose
sharply to end the day at $32.68, which is 12.85% higher than the previous
trading day's closing price of $28.96. Over the previous three trading
sessions, Celldex stock has gained 22.12%, strongly outperforming the Nasdaq
Composite, which declined 0.48% during the same period. The Full Research
Report on Celldex Therapeutics Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: []


Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Research Report

On September 21, 2013, Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Isis) announced data from a
Phase 2 study of ISIS-APOCIII[Rx] as a monotherapy in patients with familial
chylomicronemia syndrome or FCS. The Company stated that in the study, three
patients with FCS treated with ISIS-APOCIII[Rx] achieved substantial
reductions in triglycerides with all three patients achieving triglyceride
levels below 500 mg/dL, which substantially reduces the risk of an acute
pancreatic event. Patients also achieved substantial reductions in apoC-III
and apoCIII-associated very low density lipoprotein cholesterol (VLDL-C)
particles. Richard Geary, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Development at Isis,
said, "These data presented today are particularly encouraging as we plan to
pursue FCS as the initial indication for ISIS-APOCIII[Rx] in advance of our
next indication in patients with severely elevated triglycerides. We believe
that the significant unmet medical need for an effective triglyceride-lowering
drug for patients with FCS and the robust, consistent effects we observe with
ISIS-APOCIIIRx should enable us to rapidly move forward." He added, "We look
forward to discussing our Phase 3 plans with regulators and moving into a
Phase 3 program next year in both patients with FCS and patients with severely
high triglycerides." The Full Research Report on Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:


Actavis Inc. Research Report

On September 16, 2013, Actavis, Inc. (Actavis) announced that it has launched
a generic version of Lidoderm (lidocaine tropical patch 5%) as part of an
exclusive agreement with Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Endo) and Teikoku Seiyaku
Co. Ltd. The Company stated that it has begun shipping the product and
believes that under the applicable Hatch Waxman rules, it is entitled to 180
days of marketing exclusivity. Paul Bisaro, President and CEO of Actavis,
said, "Thanks to this settlement agreement, consumers across the country are
today benefitting from generic competition on Lidoderm® more than two years
before the product's patents expire. We are pleased to be able to provide
patients with this more affordable treatment option, while offering yet
another reminder of how patent settlements have saved and continue to save
consumers billions of dollars and ensure the more-timely introduction of
generic competition." The Full Research Report on Actavis Inc. - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:


Centene Corp. Research Report

On September 20, 2013, Centene Corp. (Centene) announced that its
Massachusetts subsidiary, CeltiCare Health Plan, was notified by the
Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) that it
has been awarded a contract to participate in the MassHealth CarePlus program
in all five regions. The Company informed that the contract will be effective
October 15, 2013, and coverage will commence on January 1, 2014. As per the
contract, the Company will provide comprehensive healthcare services for
eligible non-pregnant Medicaid adults in the Northern, Greater Boston,
Southern, Central and Western regions and the services will include medical,
behavioral health, dental, vision, pharmacy, therapies, and transportation.The
Full Research Report on Centene Corp. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: []



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