Aerie’s Rhopressa Posts $2.4 Million in Net Revenues in Q2-2018

August 10, 2018: By Jon Swedien

AerieAerie Pharmaceuticals’ Rhopressa, launched April 30, posted $2.4 million in net revenues in Q2-2018, the Durham, North Carolina, company announced Aug. 8.

Rhopressa (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) 0.02% is a once-daily eye drop for glaucoma or ocular hypertension. It is Aerie’s only commercial product to date.

Aerie said it is keeping its forecast that Rhopressa will produce net revenues of $20 million to $30 million in 2018 based on Rhopressa’s Q2-2018 performance.

“Our net sales per bottle (for Rhopressa) amounted to $136,” said Rich Rubino, Aerie’s CFO, during an Aug. 9 earnings call. He added that the net revenues show that nearly 18 thousand bottles of Rhopressa have been sold.

Rubino said he expects Rhopressa’s net revenues per script to drop to about $100—consistent with the company’s previous guidance—as the drug gains coverage among commercial plans and Medicare Part D plans.

Aerie’s Roclatan (netarsudil/latanoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.02%/0.005%, also a once-daily eye drop for glaucoma or ocular hypertension, has a US FDA target action date of March 14.

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