Vanda Pharmaceuticals Announces Availability of HETLIOZ™ (tasimelteon) for Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder

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Vanda launches HETLIOZSolutions, a patient resource for information and access to HETLIOZ

April 9, 2014

Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced the availability of HETLIOZ™.  HETLIOZ™ is the first treatment approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24), a serious chronic circadian rhythm disorder that affects up to 70 percent of people who are totally blind.

Vanda has launched HETLIOZSolutions to support and facilitate the treatment of totally blind people living with Non-24. HETLIOZSolutions will provide patients with a host of resources including information about Non-24 and HETLIOZ™, insurance support, overview of financial assistance programs, and pharmacy access.

“The availability of HETLIOZ marks a major milestone for totally blind people who have been without an approved, safe and effective treatment for Non-24. We are also excited to bring a broad range of services to patients through HETLIOZSolutions,” said Mihael H. Polymeropoulos, M.D., Vanda’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

HETLIOZ™, which was approved by the FDA in January 2014, is available through specialty pharmacies in the U.S.

About HETLIOZ™

Full HETLIOZ™ Prescribing Information and the Prescription and Service Request form can be found at: www.hetlioz.com

For more information about HETLIOZ™ call 1-844-HETLIOZ (1-844-438-5469).

Indication

HETLIOZ™ is indicated for the treatment of Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24).

About Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder
Non-24 was first described more than 60 years ago, and is a chronic, circadian rhythm disorder resulting from the misalignment of the endogenous master body clock to the 24-hour day, disrupting the sleep-wake cycle. Non-24 affects the majority of totally blind individuals and it is estimated that approximately 80,000 Americans have the disorder.  For more information on Non-24, please visit www.Non-24.com.

About Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders. For more on Vanda, please visitwww.vandapharma.com.

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