News ISIS Pharmaceuticals Decides to Change its Name

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  1. Rupert Pupkin

    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez

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    Better late than never?

    Free orange jumpsuit with the purchase of a prescription?

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    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-isis-pharma-namechange-idUSKBN0U12A720151218

    Health | Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:44pm EST Related: HEALTH

    Isis Pharma changes 'unfortunate' name to avoid confusion

    After deliberating for most of the year, Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Friday it would change its name to avoid being confused with the Islamist militant group known as ISIS.

    The biotechnology company said it would be called Ionis Pharmaceuticals Inc from Dec. 22 and also changed its stock exchange ticker symbol to "IONS" from "ISIS".

    "It's been an ongoing discussion for most of this year", Chief Business Officer Sarah Boyce told Reuters.

    "When you talk about the company you want people to immediately think about the incredible work you're doing to deliver transformational drugs to patients ... not as an unfortunate namesake."

    The Carlsbad, California-based company's stock dropped about 4 percent on the first trading day after the Paris attacks, for which ISIS claimed responsibility.

    The drugmaker - named after the Egyptian goddess Isis, who was revered as a protector and healer - has been around for more than a quarter century.

    Today it is a $7 billion company with one cholesterol drug on the market and treatments in development for a plethora of diseases, including cancer and heart conditions.
     
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    Damn, that's a tough one! I wonder if they can sue ISIS for trademark infringement?
     
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    I made some money of their stock back in the day
     
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    why can't they just stand their ground and make ISIS change it's name? Like how the animal thing got McMahon to bend over and become the WWE?
     
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    I'm surprised the terrorist group didn't change their name when they found out there was a pharmaceutical company with the same name.
     
  7. Rupert Pupkin

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    This company was a sponsor on the Howard Stern Show back in the 66 WNBC days. I remember Howard goofing on the product.