MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) _ Pernix Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (PTX) on Thursday reported a loss of $13.5 million in its second quarter.

On a per-share basis, the Morristown, New Jersey-based company said it had a loss of $1.13.

The pharmaceutical posted revenue of $21.1 million in the period.

In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, the company's shares hit $1.90. A year ago, they were trading at $2.73.

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