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Approximately One-Third of MS Patients Experiencing Relapses Do Not Adequately Respond to Traditional Corticosteroid Therapy, According to New Data Presented at the 5th Joint Congress of the European and Americas Committees for Treatment and Researc
Date:10/21/2011

t-line relapse treatment for nearly three decades," said Steve Cartt, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR). "The data confirm the need for additional treatment options for MS relapses.  For many of these patients who do not respond adequately to corticosteroid treatment, Acthar can be a viable treatment option."

A brief abstract containing a portion of the NARCOMS survey findings was submitted to ECTRIMS in May 2011 and is currently available for viewing at: http://registration.akm.ch/einsicht.php?XNABSTRACT_ID=136977&XNSPRACHE_ID=2&XNKONGRESS_ID=150&XNMASKEN_ID=900

The full poster highlighting key findings from the NARCOMS survey presented at the Congress is expected to be available for viewing on the ECTRIMS website within the next 10 business days at: http://www.ectrims.eu/conferences.htm.  

About H.P. Acthar® Gel

H.P. Acthar® Gel is a natural adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) designed to provide a prolonged release after intramuscular or subcutaneous injection. Acthar is indicated for the treatment of acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis in adults, and as monotherapy for the treatment of IS in infants and children under 2 years of age. It is also indicated 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, and for the treatment of several other diseases and disorders. For more information, please visit www.acthar.com.

About Questcor

Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company whose products help patients with serious, difficult-to-treat medical conditions. Questc
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