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Pernix Therapeutics Introduces Omeclamox-Pak®, First Product in Gastroenterology Portfolio
Date:5/15/2012

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PTX), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced the introduction of Omeclamox-Pak®, a ten-day therapy of omeprazole delayed-release capsules (20 mg), clarithromycin tablets (500 mg) and amoxicillin capsules (500 mg) for the treatment of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and duodenal ulcer disease (active or one-year history) to eradicate H. pylori in adult patients.   

Cooper Collins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pernix Therapeutics, said, "The introduction of Omeclamox-Pak is an important milestone for Pernix as the company's prescription portfolio continues to broaden with the addition of a new branded product that will be launched by our newly established gastroenterology sales force. We are pleased to offer patients suffering from H. pylori infection and duodenal ulcers with a new treatment option that we expect will be available by prescription in July 2012."

Omeclamox-Pak® is a triple combination medication taken orally to treat Helicobacter pylori infection and eradicate duodenal ulcer disease in adults. Treatment consists of the protein pump inhibitor omeprazole and two broad spectrum antibiotics; clarithromycin tablets and amoxicillin capsules. The medications are to be taken together, twice daily, for ten days. 

"We have recruited a new sales force and established a targeted marketing program that will reach gastroenterology professionals in the coming months," said Chuck Hrushka, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Pernix Therapeutics. "We anticipate physicians and their patients will welcome the short, 10-day dosing regimen, especially when compared to other treatments."

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