Corcept Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CORT)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

A pharmaceutical company which is engaged in the development of drugs for the treatment of severe psychiatric and metabolic diseases.


Player Avatar zzlangerhans (99.85) Submitted: 12/22/2009 1:01:09 PM : Underperform Start Price: $2.61 CORT Score: +5.23

Corcept continues to flog Corlux, its pipeline in a teacup. The stock continues to get diluted as the phase III study of Corlux in Cushing's syndrome approaches a topline data release in mid-2010. As there is minimal clinical data for efficacy in Cushing's to support the phase III study, I'm not going to get my buffalo hump in a lather over it. The phase III study in psychotic depression is a joke, with obvious enrollment issues in the wake of multiple prior failures for the same indication.

Member Avatar furorimpius (< 20) Submitted: 1/12/2010 8:46:04 PM
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I wouldn't count mifepristone out wrt treating Cushing's syndrome, or at least acute cortisol-induced psychosis. Especially in non-iatrogenic cases, when it me be difficult to treat the primary cause of Cushing's, perhaps if it's caused by an andrenal neoplasm, mifepristone may be the best option.

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