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Questcor and Child Neurology Foundation Announce Creation of Infantile Spasms Awareness Week
Date:7/27/2009

UNION CITY, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) today announced that it has joined with the Child Neurology Foundation (CNF) to officially support the creation of Infantile Spasms (IS) Awareness Week. The first annual IS Awareness Week will take place the week of October 11-17, 2009, in conjunction with the Child Neurology Society (CNS) Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, October 14-17, 2009.

"Questcor is very passionate about working with CNF to establish this important educational effort," said Steve Cartt, Executive Vice President for Questcor. The goal of IS Awareness Week is to provide pediatricians, child neurologists, parents and caregivers with objective educational tools which will increase awareness and understanding of infantile spasms. Early and aggressive treatment of IS can impact the prognosis of infants diagnosed with IS.

"The creation of IS Awareness Week will facilitate increased awareness and understanding of infantile spasms, a disease where time is of the essence when it comes to diagnosis and treatment," said John Stone, executive director of the Child Neurology Foundation.

"I am looking forward to the launch of IS Awareness Week. So often, rare diseases such as infantile spasms are overlooked. This important initiative from the CNF and Questcor will help to ensure that child neurologists have an increased awareness and understanding of IS and it will also make much needed educational materials available to the parents of infants afflicted with IS," said Dr. John Bodensteiner, president of the Child Neurology Society.

About Infantile Spasms

Infantile spasms (a.k.a. West Syndrome) is a severe, ultra-rare form of epilepsy that typically begins in infancy. It is estimated t
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