Hadid sisters have fun in the sun at Coachella

Bella (left) and Gigi Hadid. (AFP)
Updated 16 April 2018
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Hadid sisters have fun in the sun at Coachella

CAIRO: Model sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid seem to be having fun at the US-based music festival Coachella. Their social media posts show them spending time with friends, taking in the shows and devouring delicious food.

Gigi shared a shot of her younger sister Bella with legendary rapper Snoop Dogg on her Instagram story, during a brunch party hosted by American denim brand Levi’s on Saturday afternoon.    

Meanwhile, Bella filmed her sister, who decided to skip healthy eating, devouring two burgers in just three minutes. 

“This is her second quarter pounder in under three minutes and I’m not going to say she won’t eat another one,” Bella wrote on Instagram. 


Jazz Pharma’s sleep disorder treatment gets US FDA nod

Updated 15 min 13 sec ago
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Jazz Pharma’s sleep disorder treatment gets US FDA nod

  • The drug, solriamfetol, will treat excessive sleepiness in adult patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea
  • The patent of Jazz's narcolepsy drug, Xyrem, were declared invalid by a US appeals court in July
The US Food and Drug Administration approved Jazz Pharmaceuticals Plc’s treatment for patients with a form of sleep disorder, the company said on Wednesday.
The drug, solriamfetol, will treat excessive sleepiness in adult patients with narcolepsy or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Solriamfetol is expected to be commercially available in the United States following the final scheduling decision by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Jazz said in a statement.
The approval comes as Jazz is trying to reduce its reliance on its blockbuster narcolepsy drug, Xyrem, whose patents were declared invalid by a US appeals court in July.
Xyrem is an approved treatment for excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy in patients with narcolepsy. It brought in sales of $1.4 billion in 2018 and accounted for about 70 percent of company’s revenue.
“Jazz is trying to reduce its reliance on Xyrem, and solriamfetol will be one of the drugs it plans to launch to do that,” Mizuho Securities USA analyst Irina Koffler said ahead of the agency’s decision.
“Solriamfetol is expected to be an important driver of both diversification and growth,” RBC Capital Markets analyst Randall Stanicky said in a note ahead of the approval.
Solriamfetol is expected to bring in revenue of $314 million by 2024, Stanicky said.
Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder with overwhelming daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep, while obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that can cause breathing to repeatedly stop and start.
“Narcolepsy is very disabling to people as they often get diagnosed young and stop their education and drop out of high school or college,” Koffler said.
“Sleep apnea is a different problem in the sense that a lot of people don’t know they have it, have trouble breathing at night and they even fall asleep during the day.”