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Jack Lief

ChairmanChief Executive OfficerPresident

Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc.

6166 Nancy Ridge Drive
San DiegoCA92121

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Arena takes novel, targeted approach to pharmaceuticals

Most people have heard it before on a television or radio commercial: "Take this pill to shed pounds fast!"

Arena Pharmaceuticals CEO remains upbeat despite setback

Arena Pharmaceuticals began 2010 with its sights on bringing its most advanced drug candidate to the market. But toward the year’s end, the company hit a regulatory snag.

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