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  • diamondbacktrdr diamondbacktrdr Jan 11, 2013 5:20 PM Flag

    pathetic

    But VIVUS (NASDAQ: VVUS ) only reported the number of prescriptions for its obesity drug, Qsymia, that launched last year. While a 68% month-over-month increase is pretty impressive, the actual number of prescriptions -- about 13,000 for the four weeks ending Dec 21. -- is pretty pathetic.

    It's understandable why VIVUS might not want to point that out that sales for the quarter will likely be under $5 million. And the sales number could be even worse since VIVUS has been giving away a two-week supply of the drug to encourage patients to get started. VIVUS can't hide the sales number forever. Expect its fourth-quarter earnings call next month.

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