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Horizon Therapeutics Names Dr. Jeffrey W. Sherman Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Date:6/29/2009

--Dr. Sherman also elected President of the Drug Information Association (DIA)--

NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey W. Sherman, M.D., F.A.C.P., as its executive vice president and chief medical officer.

Dr. Sherman brings more than 20 years of pharmaceutical experience to Horizon and will lead the regulatory and clinical strategy for Horizon's investigational therapies for mild-to-moderate arthritis and pain, including HZT-501, a fixed-dose combination tablet containing the most prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), ibuprofen, with a high dose of the most potent H2 antagonist, famotidine. HZT-501 was shown to significantly reduce the incidence of NSAID-induced upper gastrointestinal ulcers in patients with mild-to-moderate pain in two Phase 3 studies.

Dr. Sherman joins Horizon from IDM Pharma, which was recently purchased by Takeda Pharmaceuticals Limited, where he led the clinical, regulatory, and development teams that secured European Commission approval for MEPACT(R) (mifamurtide, L-MTP-PE), a treatment for non-metastatic, resectable osteosarcoma. Prior to IDM Pharma, Dr. Sherman served as vice president of clinical science at Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc., a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, where he was focused on developing Takeda's oncology pipeline. Dr. Sherman also held the position of chief medical officer and executive vice president at NeoPharm, Inc., and held numerous research development and marketing roles at Searle/Pharmacia, including responsibility for the COX-2 (Celebrex) oncology program.

"Dr. Sherman has significant experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, with a proven track record of success in bringing drugs through the regulatory process," said Timothy P. Walbert,
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