Xtandi competitor ARN-509 "still has many outstanding questions/hurdles," JPMorgan's Geoff...

|By:, SA News Editor

Xtandi competitor ARN-509 "still has many outstanding questions/hurdles," JPMorgan's Geoff Meacham says, reiterating an Overweight rating on shares of Medivation (MDVN -9.3%) which are currently in a tailspin following JNJ's acquisition of Aragon (I, II). Meacham acknowledges that Aragon's cause (both from a legal and development perspective) will be helped by JNJ's substantial resources, but notes that early stage prostate cancer agents face "significant clinical, regulatory, and commercial hurdles."