Flemming Ornskov, M.D., M.P.H., Shire Chief Executive Officer, commented:
“2016 was a transformational year for Shire as we became the world leader in rare diseases. Our innovative portfolio and sharp focus on commercial excellence enabled us to generate double digit pro forma top-line growth, with reported sales of $10.9 billion, while materially advancing the pipeline, successfully integrating Dyax and progressing the Baxalta integration ahead of schedule.
“In August we launched XIIDRA in the U.S. with an exceptional new drug launch, demonstrating our strength in commercial excellence and capturing 19% of market share within four months. This marks an outstanding entry into ophthalmics and we aim to further build a leadership position in this therapeutic area.
“With multiple product launches planned in 2017, we remain focused on execution and expect to generate strong top- and bottom-line growth. Our pipeline has never been stronger with multiple programs in Phase 3 or registration. We remain extremely optimistic about Shire’s long-term growth prospects.”
Source : Press Release Shire plc, February 16, 2017