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Vivus: 1Q Earnings Snapshot

CAMPBELL, Calif. (AP) _ Vivus Inc. (VVUS) on Tuesday reported a loss of $7.9 million in its first quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Campbell, California-based company said it had a loss of 75 cents.

The biopharmaceutical company posted revenue of $16.1 million in the period.

In the final minutes of trading on Tuesday, the company's shares hit $3.74. A year ago, they were trading at $3.68.

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