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|Pernix Therapeutics Provides Business Update|
– Company Updates FY 2015 Net Sales Guidance –
– Q1 2015 Conference Call Scheduled for May 1, 2015 –
MORRISTOWN, N.J – (BUSINESS WIRE) – April 15, 2015 – Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTX) (the “Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company, today updated its full-year 2015 net sales guidance and business outlook.
The Company anticipates net sales for the three-months ended March 31, 2015, will be between $32 million and $35 million, compared with $19 million for the same period in 2014.
Results in the quarter were mainly impacted by lower Treximet® (sumatriptan/naproxen sodium) prescription volume, a reduction in channel inventory related, in part, to the lower prescription volume, adjustments to gross-to-net discounts, and delays in the delivery of Treximet patient samples to our field sales force.
The Company expects improvements will be driven by:
The Company now expects net sales for 2015 to be in the range of $220 to $240 million. This guidance includes and assumes the effect of:
“We expect Treximet to respond positively to our promotional efforts as the sampling launch commences in full force, similar to the success we achieved in re-launching Silenor. With the pending acquisition of the Zohydro ER franchise, we are building a strong portfolio of three strategically promoted brands, each in large markets, with significant growth potential. We are confident in our ability to build value for our shareholders from our current products and future portfolio additions,” stated Doug Drysdale, Chairman and CEO of Pernix.
The aforementioned anticipated results and projections are based on information available to management as of the date of this press release, and are subject to revision upon finalization of the Company’s quarterly accounting and financial reporting procedures and completion of its audit. Pernix will report financial results for the first quarter of 2015 on Friday, May 1, 2015.
First Quarter Results Conference Call
A replay of the call will be available for two weeks after the call’s completion by dialing (855) 859-2056 (US) or (404) 537-3406 (International) and entering access code 26360103. An audio webcast and archive will also be available for 30 days under the “Investors” section of the Pernix website at www.pernixtx.com.
About Pernix Therapeutics
Pernix Therapeutics is a specialty pharmaceutical business with a focus on acquiring, developing and commercializing prescription drugs primarily for the U.S. market. The Company targets underserved therapeutic areas such as CNS, including neurology and psychiatry, and has an interest in expanding into additional specialty segments.
Treximet® and Silenor® are registered trademarks of Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc.
Zohydro® ER is a registered trademark of Zogenix, Inc.
To learn more about Pernix Therapeutics, visit www.pernixtx.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements including words such as “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “intend,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “seek,” “target” or similar expressions are forward-looking statements. Because these statements reflect the Company’s current views, expectations and beliefs concerning future events, these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Investors should note that many factors, as more fully described under the caption “Risk Factors” in our Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and as otherwise enumerated herein or therein, could affect the Company’s future financial results and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements contained in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K. The forward-looking statements in this press release are qualified by these risk factors. These are factors that, individually or in the aggregate, could cause our actual results to differ materially from expected and historical results. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc.
Lisa Wilson, (212) 452-2793