DUEXIS®, a proprietary single-tablet combination of the NSAID ibuprofen and the histamine H2-receptor antagonist famotidine, is indicated for the relief of signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis and to decrease the risk of developing upper gastrointestinal ulcers, which in the clinical trials was defined as a gastric and/or duodenal ulcer, in patients who are taking ibuprofen for those indications. The clinical trials primarily enrolled patients less than 65 years of age without a prior history of gastrointestinal ulcer. Controlled trials do not extend beyond 6 months. For more information, please visit www.DUEXIS.com.
RAYOS®, known as LODOTRA® outside the U.S., is a proprietary delayed-release formulation of low-dose prednisone. The pharmacokinetic profile of RAYOS is different with an approximately four-hour lag time from that of immediate-release prednisone formulations. In clinical trials studying use of RAYOS in RA, patients were administered RAYOS at 10 p.m. with food. The delayed-release profile of RAYOS helps to achieve therapeutic prednisone blood levels at a time point when cytokine levels start rising during the middle of the night. While the pharmacokinetic profile of RAYOS differs in terms of lag time from immediate-release prednisone, its absorption, distribution and elimination processes are comparable. For more information, please visit www.RAYOSrx.com.
About Horizon Pharma
Horizon Pharma, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company that has developed and is commercializing DUEXIS and RAYOS/LODOTRA, both of which target unmet therapeutic needs in arthritis, pain and inflammatory diseases. The Company's strategy is to develop, acquire, in-license and/or co-promote additional innovative medicines where it can execute a targeted commercial approach in specific therapeutic areas while taking advantage of its commercial strengths and the infrastructure the Company has put in place. For more information, please visit www.horizonpharma.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Horizon's on-going commercial launches of DUEXIS and RAYOS, commercialization plans for DUEXIS and RAYOS and the timing for implementing those plans and confidence regarding 2013 operating results. These forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release, and actual results may differ materially from those in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including, but not limited to, risks regarding the company's ability to commercialize products successfully, potential delays or changes in strategy for the commercial launch of DUEXIS and RAYOS, whether physicians will prescribe and patients will use DUEXIS and RAYOS and competition in the market for the Company's products. For a further description of these and other risks facing Horizon, please see the risk factors described in Horizon's filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in those filings. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. Horizon undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements, except as may be required by law.
The financial information set forth in this press release reflect Horizon's preliminary estimates, which are subject to completion of Horizon's fourth quarter and year-end review and audit process. Horizon's actual fourth quarter and full year 2012 financial and operating results could differ materially from the preliminary estimates set forth in this press release.
Robert J. De Vaere
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Burns McClellan, Inc.
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