Avadel Pharmaceuticals backs FY18 spend guidance for R&D
Avadel Pharmaceuticals maintained its full year 2018 spend guidance for R&D of between $40 to $50 million, and SG&A of between $80 to $90 million. Cash interest expense as a result of the Company's convertible notes offering in February 2018 is expected to be approximately $6 million, and a non-GAAP tax benefit of 0% to 10% of loss before tax is anticipated for the full year 2018. During the second quarter competing products were approved for Vazculep, Bloxiverz and NOCTIVA; as such, the Company is lowering its full year revenue guidance to a range of $90 to $105 million from $105 to $125 million. Included in this range is an estimated $5 to $10 million in revenue from NOCTIVA, down from previous guidance of $10 to $20 million, in part due to a lower than expected net-realized selling price from a less favorable mix of commercially insured to Medicare Part D prescriptions in the initial launch period. The Company expects an increase in net-selling price as it continues to improve script volume and market access throughout the course of the next 12 to 18 months.