Where We Are Going Today: The Concept Store

Updated 14 September 2018
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Where We Are Going Today: The Concept Store

  • This is the perfect place to shop for unique products or unusual birthday gifts for your friends and family

The Concept Store offers a selection of lifestyle products supplied or made by homegrown businesses.
The shop, which opened this year in Jeddah’s Al-Muhammadiyah district, on Al-Amir Sultan Branch, is the first concept store in the city run by a Saudi couple with the aim of supporting homegrown businesses by offering them a place to showcase their products.
They have assembled a wide range of items, including abayas and other clothing, shoes, accessories, home decorations and many types of gifts.
This is the perfect place to shop for unique products or unusual birthday gifts for your friends and family. Its location, on the second floor of well-known gift-wrap shop Paper Moon, is perfect and extremely convenient, which definitely makes it a top choice if you are running out of time while shopping for presents.
For those looking to sell rather than buy it is also the perfect place to showcase products, as the store offers shelf space at very reasonable rental prices, making it a good way to kick-start a small business.


Jazz Pharma’s sleep disorder treatment gets US FDA nod

Updated 21 March 2019
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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.”