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Orphan Medical


company snapshot

Orphan Medical
Orphan Medical is a specialty pharmaceutical company which acquires, develops, and markets pharmaceuticals for inadequately treated and uncommon diseases, including sleep disorders. The Company recently received regulatory approval in the United States for Xyrem, a therapeutic for the treatment of cataplexy. Orphan Medical was a public company traded on Nasdaq under the symbol ORPH. Orphan Medical was sold to Jazz Pharmaceuticals in 2005.
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