Two PBMs drop Horizon NSAIDs


Shares of Horizon Pharma (NASDAQ:HZNP) are off 29% premarket on heavy volume after it disclosed in a regulatory filing that CVS Caremark (NYSE:CVS) and Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX) are dropping Duexis and Vimovo from their formularies. The products will be placed on their exclusion lists effective January 1, 2015.

The company does not expect the actions to impact its financial guidance of $270M - 280M in net revenues and $80 - 90M in EBITDA for fiscal 2014, although 20 - 30% of the prescription volume is at risk.

Horizon will include the effects of the situation in its 2015 guidance to be issued in Q4.

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