ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results
“We’re very pleased with our strong start to 2017,” said
Net revenue for the first quarter of 2017 of
$15.3 million, an increase of 28% from the fourth quarter of 2016.
NUPLAZID (pimavanserin) available on
Medicareformularies for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease psychosis (PD Psychosis); commercial coverage decisions grew to over 90% of commercial lives.
- Expanded penetration into the long-term care market with 25 additional long-term care sales specialists; ACADIA currently has approximately 155 total sales specialists.
- Continued to execute on broad clinical development program with ongoing studies in Alzheimer’s disease agitation, schizophrenia inadequate response, schizophrenia negative symptoms, and major depressive disorder.
- Plan to advance Alzheimer’s disease psychosis (AD Psychosis) program into Phase III in second half of 2017.
Presented data on NUPLAZID in PD Psychosis at the
American Association for Geriatric PsychiatryAnnual Meeting.
Michael J. Yangas Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer.
ACADIA reported NUPLAZID net product sales of
Research and Development
Research and development expenses increased to
Selling, General and Administrative
Selling, general and administrative expenses increased to
For the three months ended
Cash and Investments
Conference Call and Webcast Information
ACADIA management will review its first quarter financial results and operations via conference call and webcast later today at
About NUPLAZID® (pimavanserin)
NUPLAZID is the first and only
ACADIA is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative medicines to address unmet medical needs in central nervous system disorders. ACADIA maintains a website at www.acadia-pharm.com to which we regularly post copies of our press releases as well as additional information and through which interested parties can subscribe to receive e-mail alerts.
Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature are forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to statements related to the benefits to be derived from NUPLAZID (pimavanserin); the utility of pimavanserin in indications other than hallucinations and delusions associated with PD Psychosis; and future studies involving pimavanserin. These statements are only predictions based on current information and expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ materially from those projected in any of such statements due to various factors, including the risks and uncertainties inherent in drug discovery, development, and commercialization, and the fact that past results of clinical trials may not be indicative of future trial results. For a discussion of these and other factors, please refer to ACADIA’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended
ACADIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
Three Months Ended
|Product sales, net||$||15,286||$||—|
|Cost of product sales||2,263||—|
|License fees and royalties||675||—|
|Research and development||35,409||22,775|
|Selling, general and administrative||65,745||27,491|
|Total operating expenses||104,092||50,266|
|Loss from operations||(88,806||)||(50,262||)|
|Interest income, net||963||500|
|Net loss per common share, basic and diluted||$||(0.72||)||$||(0.45||)|
|Weighted average common shares outstanding, basic and diluted||121,651||111,346|
ACADIA PHARMACEUTICALS INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
|Cash, cash equivalents, and investment securities||$||469,481||$||529,036|
|Accounts receivable, net||7,660||5,903|
|Interest and other receivables||1,859||1,237|
|Total current assets||489,753||547,897|
|Property and equipment, net||3,471||3,081|
|Intangible assets, net||6,646||7,015|
|Liabilities and stockholders’ equity|
|Total current liabilities||45,265||42,585|
|Total stockholders’ equity||457,524||518,411|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||503,013||$||561,153|
Important Safety Information and Indication for
NUPLAZID (pimavanserin) tablets
WARNING: INCREASED MORTALITY IN ELDERLY PATIENTS WITH DEMENTIA-RELATED PSYCHOSIS
Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis treated with antipsychotic drugs are at an increased risk of death. NUPLAZID is not approved for the treatment of patients with dementia-related psychosis unrelated to the hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease psychosis.
NUPLAZID is an atypical antipsychotic indicated for the treatment of hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease psychosis.
Contraindication: NUPLAZID is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity reaction to pimavanserin or any of its components. Reactions have included rash, urticaria, tongue swelling, circumoral edema, and throat tightness.
QT Interval Prolongation: NUPLAZID prolongs the QT interval. The use of NUPLAZID should be avoided in patients with known QT prolongation or in combination with other drugs known to prolong QT interval including Class 1A antiarrhythmics or Class 3 antiarrhythmics, certain antipsychotic medications, and certain antibiotics. NUPLAZID should also be avoided in patients with a history of cardiac arrhythmias, as well as other circumstances that may increase the risk of the occurrence of torsade de pointes and/or sudden death, including symptomatic bradycardia, hypokalemia or hypomagnesemia, and presence of congenital prolongation of the QT interval.
Adverse Reactions: The most common adverse reactions (≥2% for NUPLAZID and greater than placebo) were peripheral edema (7% vs 2%), nausea (7% vs 4%), confusional state (6% vs 3%), hallucination (5% vs 3%), constipation (4% vs 3%), and gait disturbance (2% vs <1%).
Drug Interactions: Strong CYP3A4 inhibitors (eg, ketoconazole) increase NUPLAZID concentrations. Reduce the NUPLAZID dose by one-half. Strong CYP3A4 inducers may reduce NUPLAZID exposure, monitor for reduced efficacy. Increase in NUPLAZID dosage may be needed.
Renal Impairment: No dosage adjustment for NUPLAZID is needed in patients with mild to moderate renal impairment. Use of NUPLAZID is not recommended in patients with severe renal impairment.
Hepatic Impairment: Use of NUPLAZID is not recommended in patients with hepatic impairment. NUPLAZID has not been evaluated in this patient population.
Pregnancy: Use of NUPLAZID in pregnant women has not been evaluated and should therefore be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the mother and fetus.
Pediatric Use: Safety and efficacy have not been established in pediatric patients.
Dosage and Administration: Recommended dose: 34 mg per day, taken orally as two 17-mg tablets once daily, without titration.
For additional Important Safety Information, including boxed warning, please see the full Prescribing Information for NUPLAZID at https://www.nuplazid.com/pdf/NUPLAZID_Prescribing_Information.pdf.