Pernix acquires U.S. rights to Treximet

|About: Pernix Therapeutics Ho... (PTX)|By:, SA News Editor

Pernix Therapeutics Holdings (NASDAQ:PTX) finalizes its acquisition of the U.S. commercial rights to GlaxoSmithKline's (NYSE:GSK) Treximet (sumatriptan/naproxen sodium). Pernix has expanded its sales force to 100 to support the marketing of the product which it plans to launch next month.

Under the terms of the deal, Pernix paid GSK an upfront payment of $250M, an additional payment of $17M upon the resolution of the recent supply constraint and royalty payments of 18% of sales (minimum: $4M/qtr). GSK assigned the product development and commercialization agreement (PDC Agreement) between GSK and Pozen (NASDAQ:POZN) to Pernix.

Updated 2014 guidance: revenue: $110M - 120M; non-GAAP EBITDA: $22M - 24M.

2015 guidance: revenue: ~$230M; non-GAAP EBITDA: ~$95M.