Craig Audet, senior vice president of operations at Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc., says the company is developing a pain reliever that’s not addictive and has only minor side effects. Associate Scientist Michelle Kasem, right, is part of the team working on new therapies.

Craig Audet, senior vice president of operations at Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc., says the company is developing a pain reliever that’s not addictive and has only minor side effects. Associate Scientist Michelle Kasem, right, is part of the team working on new therapies. Photo by Melissa Jacobs.

— It’s been a rocky year for Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc...

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