Carolyn Logan, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “XIFAXAN continues to grow sequentially, with prescriptions, on a milligram basis, increasing 5.4% for the first quarter of 2012 compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. APRISO also continued to exceed the Company’s expectations during the quarter. APRISO prescriptions increased 6.3% during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. RELISTOR prescriptions increased 22.3% during the first quarter of 2012 compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.“Salix continued to execute its plan and to progress in the commercial and product development arenas during the first quarter of 2012. A commercial milestone for the period was the March launch of SOLESTA ® and DEFLUX ® by the Salix sales force. SOLESTA is a first-in-class, biocompatible tissue bulking agent for the treatment of fecal incontinence. Fecal incontinence is estimated to affect approximately 15% of people in the United States over the age of 50 and is the leading reason for admission to assisted living facilities in the United States. In December 2011 the Company submitted an application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to secure a Healthcare Common Procedure Coding, or HCPC code, for reimbursement purposes for SOLESTA. DEFLUX is the only FDA-approved alternative to major ureteral reimplantation surgery for the treatment of children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) grades II-IV. VUR is a malformation of the urinary bladder that can result in severe infections of the kidneys and irreversible kidney damage.
Salix Pharmaceuticals Reports 1Q2012 Results
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