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Disability and Poor Quality of Life Associated With Treatment Failure Gout Patients
Date:5/5/2009

studied averaged 59 years in age. However, due to the poor quality of life associated with the disease, the reported results were more typical of Americans 74 years or older without TFG. Additionally, patient-reported perceptions of their gout-related pain and functioning were even more severe and more consistent than assessments of these same metrics reported by physicians.

About Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and marketing pharmaceutical products that target unmet medical needs in both niche and broader specialty markets. Savient's product development candidate, KRYSTEXXA(TM) (pegloticase) for treatment failure gout, has reported positive Phase 1, 2 and 3 clinical data. Patient dosing in the Phase 3 clinical studies began in June 2006; patient enrollment was completed in March 2007; and the Phase 3 clinical studies were completed in October 2007. The BLA was filed with the FDA in October 2008; granted priority review status in December 2008; and the review period was extended by three months in February 2009. Savient has exclusively licensed worldwide rights to the technology related to KRYSTEXXA, formerly referred to as Puricase(R), from Duke University and Mountain View Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Savient also manufactures and supplies Oxandrin(R) (oxandrolone tablets, USP) CIII in the U.S. Further information on Savient can be accessed by visiting: http://www.savient.com. Puricase is a registered trademark of Mountain View Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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