INTUNIV - ADHD
US prescription demand for INTUNIV increased by 29% in Q3 2010 compared to Q2 2010, leading to product sales of $37 million. Product sales in Q2 2010 of $51 million included $16 million of net sales from initial stocking shipments made in 2009 ("Launch Stocks") which had been deferred in accordance with Shire's accounting policy. All revenue from Launch Stocks had been recognized by June 30, 2010.
Excluding revenue from Launch Stocks, product sales increased by 6% in Q3 compared to Q2 2010. This increase in product sales was lower than the growth in US prescription demand due to higher sales deductions, principally as a result of US Healthcare Reform.
FIRAZYR - HAE
Product sales grew in line with increased volumes across markets in Europe. FIRAZYR is the first new product for HAE in Europe in 30 years and has orphan exclusivity for acute attacks of HAE in adults in the EU until 2018.
ADDERALL XR - ADHD
ADDERALL XR product sales increased as a result of slightly higher US prescription demand, lower sales deductions in Q3 2010 compared to the same period in 2009 and the effect of stocking in Q3 2010.
Sales deductions represented 60% of branded ADDERALL XR gross sales in Q3 2010 (2009: 73%). Medicaid rebates were accrued at a higher level in Q3 2009 as sales deductions for that quarter did not reflect the benefit of the change in estimate of the Medicaid rebate liability recorded in Q4 2009. Additionally, sales deductions in Q3 2010 were reduced following refinements to Medicaid rebate liability estimates made in earlier quarters.
ADDERALL XR product sales in Q3 2010 also benefited from a 1% increase in
US prescription demand, as US ADHD market growth of 13% more than
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