Questcor Pharmaceuticals Issues Statement
ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) today announced it became aware that an investor blog is preparing to issue a report regarding the Company's marketing and business practices. Questcor issued the following statement:
The Company believes that its marketing and business practices are consistent with regulatory requirements and industry standard practices. Questcor markets H.P. Acthar® Gel for the treatment of acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis (MS) in adults, the treatment of nephrotic syndrome, and the treatment of infantile spasms in children under two years of age. The Company maintains a compliance program, which is led by an experienced compliance officer and includes the active participation of Questcor's executive management team. Questcor attributes its success to the ability of Acthar to potentially address the unmet medical need associated with MS exacerbations and nephrotic syndrome. The Company is committed to providing access to Acthar to patients who need it, and marketing Acthar in accordance with regulatory requirements and industry standard practices. Questcor plans to speak with the publication to discuss the Company and its marketing and business practices.
Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company whose primary product, Acthar, helps patients with serious, difficult-to-treat medical conditions. Questcor's primary product is H.P. Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin injection), an injectable drug that is approved by the FDA for the treatment of 19 indications. Of these 19 indications, Questcor currently generates substantially all of its net sales from three indications: the treatment of acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis in adults, the treatment of nephrotic syndrome, and the treatment of infantile spasms in children under two years of age. With respect to nephrotic syndrome, the FDA has approved Acthar to "induce a diuresis or a remission of proteinuria in the nephrotic syndrome without uremia of the idiopathic type or that due to lupus erythematosus." Questcor is also exploring the use of Acthar to treat systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE, for which Acthar is approved as both a maintenance therapy and to treat exacerbations. Questcor is also exploring the possibility of developing markets for other on-label indications and the possibility of pursuing FDA approval of additional indications not currently on the Acthar label where there is high unmet medical need. In October 2011, Forbes magazine ranked Questcor number one in its annual rankings of America's Best Small Companies. For more information, please visit www.questcor.com.
SOURCE Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
CONTACT: Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Don Bailey, +1-714-786-4210, dbailey@Questcor.com, or EVC Group, Investors, Gregory Gin or Doug Sherk, +1-646-445-4801 or +1-415-568-4887, or Media, Janine McCargo, +1-646-688-0425
Web Site: http://www.questcor.com
Posted: January 2012
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