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Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Positive Top-Line Results from XIAFLEX® Multi-Cord Study
Date:9/7/2011

s were monitored for safety and pharmacokinetics over 90 days.  The breakdown of cords that were treated concurrently was:

  • Five patients with a single finger containing both an MP and PIP joint,
  • Five patients with two MP joints on two separate fingers,
  • Two patients with a single MP and PIP joint on two separate fingers.

There was no measurable systemic absorption of XIAFLEX, and no severe local adverse events, drug related serious adverse events, or systemic reactions were reported.  A complete analysis of trial data is pending and the Company is seeking publication of full results in an appropriate medical journal.  A larger 60 patient clinical trial is scheduled to begin by mid-September in the U.S. and Australia to assess the efficacy and safety of multiple concurrent injections of XIAFLEX in subjects with multiple Dupuytren's contractures caused by palpable cords.

About Auxilium

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company with a focus on developing and marketing products to predominantly specialist audiences, such as urologists, endocrinologists, certain targeted primary care physicians, hand surgeons, subsets of orthopedic, general, and plastic surgeons who focus on the hand, and rheumatologists. Auxilium markets XIAFLEX® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for the treatment of adult Dupuytren's contracture patients with a palpable cord and Testim® 1%, a testosterone gel, for the topical treatment of hypogonadism in the U.S. Pfizer has marketing rights for XIAPEX® (the EU tradename for collagenase clostridium histolyticum) in Europe and Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation has development and commercial rights for XIAFLEX in Japan. Ferring International Center S.A. markets Testim in the EU and Paladin Labs Inc. markets Testim in Canada. Auxilium has three projects in clinical development. XIAFLEX is in phase II
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