Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Segment Reporting (Details)

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Segment Reporting (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
3 Months Ended 9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2012
Sep. 30, 2011
Sep. 30, 2012
Sep. 30, 2011
Dec. 31, 2011
Summary of segment information          
Total Assets $ 97,506   $ 97,506   $ 120,583
Net revenues from external customers 6,375 5,741 17,753 17,101  
Operating income loss (1,322) (3,249) (3,818) (5,541)  
Depreciation and amortization expense 638 743 1,978 2,099  
Income tax expense from continuing operations 142 22 445 (13,572)  
Income tax expense from discontinuing operations     14    
Interest expense, net 838 699 2,460 1,762  
Write-off of in-process research and development    2,282    2,282  
Ligand [Member]
         
Summary of segment information          
Total Assets 65,289   65,289   111,431
Net revenues from external customers 3,708 3,291 11,728 8,718  
Operating income loss (1,498) (3,381) (3,298) (6,507)  
Depreciation and amortization expense 34 134 162 407  
Income tax expense from continuing operations 142 22 445 (13,572)  
Income tax expense from discontinuing operations     14    
Interest expense, net 838 699 2,460 1,762  
Write-off of in-process research and development   2,282   2,282  
CyDex [Member]
         
Summary of segment information          
Total Assets 32,217   32,217   9,152
Net revenues from external customers 2,667 2,450 6,025 8,383  
Operating income loss 176 132 (520) 966  
Depreciation and amortization expense 604 609 1,816 1,692  
Income tax expense from continuing operations              
Income tax expense from discontinuing operations           
Interest expense, net              
Write-off of in-process research and development