- LUVOX(R) CR Approved and Launched
- Screening Closed in First Phase III Fibromyalgia Clinical Trial
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAZZ) today announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2008.
Total revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2008 were $14.6 million, compared to $14.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2007. XYREM(R) (sodium oxybate oral solution) net sales for the first quarter of 2008 increased 32 percent to $11.3 million, compared with $8.6 million for the first quarter of 2007.
Once-Daily LUVOX CR(R) (fluvoxamine maleate) Extended-Release Capsules was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on February 28, 2008 for the treatment of both obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and social anxiety disorder (SAD), and the product was shipped to wholesalers late in the first quarter.
"The launch of LUVOX CR in the U.S. is progressing very well," said Robert Myers, President of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. "Our commercial team is focused on introducing this important new treatment option to physicians for their patients with OCD and SAD."
"We are off to a great start in 2008, with significant product development achievements in addition to our commercial success," said Samuel Saks, M.D., Chief Executive Officer. "We recently completed screening of subjects in the first of our Phase III pivotal studies of JZP-6 for the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome, a key milestone in this program. We look forward to obtaining results from this Phase III trial in the fourth quarter of 2008."
Research and development expenses for the first quarter of 2008 were
$21.2 million, compared to $14.9
|SOURCE Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
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