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Santarus Jumps Last Hurdle for Submitting NDA on Key Blockbuster Drug Budesonide MMX (SNTS, $2.79)

Investment Opinion and Overview For those of you who read my recent reports on Santarus, you will recall that I believe that budesonide MMX has the potential to be a blockbuster for Santarus and is the most important product in its pipeline. I think that it will be the primary driver of significant growth in […]

An In-Depth Look at Santarus as it Develops a Promising Pipeline to Offset Patent Challenges to Existing Products (SNTS, $3.14)

Investment Overview Santarus was founded to commercialize Zegerid for the treatment of gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) and ulcers. It competed in the proton pump inhibitor class of drugs, which includes Nexium, Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix and Aciphex. Despite being up against the sales forces of much larger companies like Astra-Zeneca (AZN), Abbott (ABT), Wyeth and Johnson […]

Budesonide MMX’s Potential in Ulcerative Colitis (SNTS, $3.18)

Investment Thesis This report focuses on the ulcerative colitis market and particularly on budesonide MMX, an important new drug being developed by Santarus for this disease. It uses a novel drug delivery technology in combination with the now generic, non-systemic corticosteroid budesonide. Santarus currently markets three drugs. Its first marketed drug Zegerid has been impacted […]

Rhucin in the Hereditary Angioedema Market Can Be A Meaningful New Product for Santarus (SNTS, $3.14)

Investment Thesis This report is intended to highlight the potential for four current products and one in development for the treatment of hereditary angioedema (HAE), a rapidly growing market. The HAE market is in an early and dynamic period of growth that should last for the next several years. I project that the US market […]

Building a New Company on Zegerid’s Ashes (SNTS, $2.24)

Investors are evaluating the impact on the earnings of Santarus following the recent launch of a generic to its key product Zegerid. Of perhaps more importance they are also trying to gauge how much and when a pipeline of new in-licensed products can bolster sales and earnings.   Santarus: Building a New Company on a […]

Zegerid’s Patents Are Ruled Invalid (SNTS, $5.36)

On April 14th, Santarus announced that a Court has ruled that five patents covering Santarus’ ZEGERID® (omeprazole/sodium bicarbonate) prescription products are invalid due to obviousness. These patents were the subject of lawsuits brought by Santarus against Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. The case was heard in a five-day bench trial that concluded on July 17, 2009. Santarus […]

Par Launches Generic Zegerid At Risk (SNTS, $4.55)

Par Pharmaceutical’s launched at risk a its generic version of Zegerid capsules, Santarus responded by launching its own authorized generic, restructured its sales force and ceased promotion of Zegerid prescription products. The Zegerid patent litigation is still ongoing as SNTS filed an appeal to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in late […]

Details on Par’s Challenge to Zegerid Parents (SNTS, $3.30)

Santarus has just anounced that Par has filed a paragraph IV challenge to Zegerid’s patents. Depending on the outcome there are two broadly divergent scenarios. The critical issue is whether Par will be found to infringe the Zegerid patents. If the patents are upheld, it will be a dramatic positive giving the company exclusivity until […]

Santarus 2009 Analyst Day Highlights (SNTS, $1.98)

Management was quite optimistic about prospects for 2009 as both Zegerid and Glumetza are doing well. The company is looking for a 24% gain in product revenues. Summary of Key Points 1. The Santarus analyst meeting was very encouraging in regards to the new product outlook. 2. The company could end the year with $65 […]

Update on Santarus (SNTS, $1.78)

Overview I recently met with Debbie Crawford, Chief Financial Officer, and Martha Hough, Head of Investor Relations. I continue to feel that the chips are falling into place to make this an exciting investment opportunity. In this meeting we focused on the key components of the Santarus story.   Investment Overview Santarus is moving close […]