Orexigen Therapeutics is on the Cruelty Free Investing list for exploiting animals because the company does animal testing in developing and commercializing of some of their pharmaceutical products.
The company stated in the following press release that they conduct pre-clinical trials of their drugs on animals.
“We have conducted a preclinical study examining the effect of the combination of naltrexone and fluoxetine, a commonly prescribed SSRI marketed under the brand name Prozac, in an established animal model of OCD.” Read the following article
Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company, which focuses on the development of pharmaceutical product candidates for the treatment of obesity. Its primary activities includes recruiting personnel, conducting research and development, including clinical trials, raising capital, and preparing for the marketing and commercialization of its product, contrave. The company was founded by Eckard Weber in September 2002 and is headquartered in La Jolla, CA. [Source: MarketWatch]
Company Website: http://www.orexigen.com