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Jazz Pharma's sleep disorder treatment gets FDA nod

By Aakash B

March 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc's treatment for patients with a form of sleep disorder, the company said on Wednesday.

The drug, solriamfetol, will treat excessive sleepiness in adult patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

The decision is a big win for the drugmaker whose patents covering its blockbuster narcolepsy drug, Xyrem, was declared invalid by a U.S. appeals court in July. (Reporting by Aakash Jagadeesh Babu and Supriya Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Richard Chang)