When it comes to developmental drugs, there's a lot of rumors and speculation thrown around about a drug's ultimate success or failure in clinical trials. When the time comes for that hard data, share prices are bound to soar or plummet in a big way. That's what happened today with BioMarin  (NAS: BMRN) , which published phase 3 data around its drug treating an ultra-rare disorder called Morquio A syndrome. Follow along in the video as Brenton Flynn and Max Macaluso discuss today's news and a couple more companies in a similar situation to BioMarin.

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