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InterMune Reports Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results and Business Highlights
Date:7/23/2012

BRISBANE, Calif., July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced results from operations for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012.  InterMune also reported a successful and early conclusion of negotiations for the reimbursement price of Esbriet® (pirfenidone) in Germany.  Effective September 15, 2012, the net ex-factory Esbriet price in Germany will be 26,999 €, or approximately $33,000 per patient per year, representing an approximate 10% discount from the current price.

InterMune reported Esbriet net revenue in the second quarter of 2012 of $5.5 million, an increase of 13 percent from $4.9 million in the first quarter of 2012.  The initial commercial launch of Esbriet was in Germany in September 2011.  Esbriet is InterMune's product marketed in Europe for adults with mild-to-moderate idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a chronic and ultimately fatal disease of the lungs.

Dan Welch, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of InterMune said, "We are very pleased to have negotiated with the German authorities a strong price for Esbriet, the first orphan drug that has undergone pricing and reimbursement review under Germany's new AMNOG law.  The conclusion of this favorable pricing and reimbursement negotiation brings welcome clarity and confidence to German physicians regarding the reimbursement status of Esbriet. 

"Esbriet continues to be one of the most successful orphan product launches in Germany, achieving revenues and new patient starts consistent with the best of these launches after nine months of marketing," Mr. Welch continued.  "Esbriet is on track to become the drug of choice among pulmonologists in Germany who care for IPF patients, and has begun displacing so-called triple combination therapy.  We believe that in addition to t
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