Healthcare Business Review: Nu Skin’s Possible China Problem, Sucampo and Takeda Win With FDA

Shares of Nu Skin Enterprises Inc. (NYSE:NUS) slide on rumors that it might lose its license in China. If the chatter turns out to be correct, Usana Health Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:USNA) would likely be pulled down as well according to Citron Research, who says that the latter has endured as many if not more “China issues” than has Nu Skin.

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Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCMP) and Takeda Pharma (TKPYY.PK) report that the FDA has granted the status of priority review to their supplemental new drug application for an additional indication for Amitiza, which is a treatment for opioid-induced constipation in patients suffering from chronic, non-cancer pain. A ruling is expected by late January 2013.

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