‘Although the current political climate has prevented comprehensive medical liability reform efforts from passing, we wish Congress to know that the problem is still very much alive and that the HCLA is normally continuing its focus on this important issue for sufferers,’ said HCLA Seat Mike Stinson. As the HCLA proceeds to favor comprehensive medical liability reforms, including acceptable limits on noneconomic damages, the broad wellness coalition is definitely urging Congress to incorporate in their final legislation provisions on demonstration tasks and standards of treatment, as well as a guarantee that current and potential state liability reforms are not nullified by any new federal health care legislation.The upsurge in royalties in the one fourth and year-to-date intervals was primarily a result of royalties received from Teva and Ferring, as both ongoing businesses experienced growth within their hGH business in 2011. Total gross profit increased in the fourth quarter of 2011 to $3.3 million compared to $2.4 million in 2010 2010, and improved for the year to $9.7 million in 2011 compared to $8.5 million this year 2010. The increases were primarily attributable to increases in revenue and royalties. Total operating expenditures were around $3.4 million and $3.6 million for the fourth quarters of 2011 and 2010, respectively, and around $14.1 million and $14.december 31 6 million for the years ended, 2011 and 2010, respectively. Decreases in operating expenses in 2011 compared to the prior year pursuing completion of the Phase III study of oxybutynin gel 3 percent and submitting of our NDA in the 4th quarter of 2010 were partially offset by raises in spending on our Vibex MTX development program and increases generally and administrative expenditures.