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Dr. Harry Kovelman Joins Ferring Pharmaceuticals as Associate Medical Director for Orthopaedics
Date:10/29/2009

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc. announces the appointment of Harry F. Kovelman, MD as Associate Medical Director for Orthopaedics. Dr. Kovelman will be responsible for medical affairs for EUFLEXXA®( ) (1% sodium hyaluronate), a treatment for knee pain due to osteoarthritis, as well as Ferring's expanding line of orthopaedic products.

"Dr. Kovelman is exceptionally well qualified to fill this role," said Edward Trott, MD, Vice President, Medical Affairs. "His experience and knowledge in the field of orthopaedic medicine will provide valuable insight as we continue to build upon our success with EUFLEXXA®."

Dr. Kovelman joins Ferring with a broad range of experience in medical affairs, business development, sales and marketing in the medical and orthopaedic device industries. Prior to joining Ferring, Dr. Kovelman was Director of Medical Affairs at Otto Bock HealthCare, which provides equipment for restorative health. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Archimedes Medical Technology, a consulting services company for the medical device industry; Executive Director, Orthopaedic Institute of St. Joseph Medical Center in Maryland; and Medical Affairs Director and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Dynasplint Systems, Inc., manufacturer of medical devices for range-of-motion loss.

Dr. Kovelman received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Universidad Del Noreste in Mexico, and Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the University of Maryland.

About EUFLEXXA®( )

EUFLEXXA®( ) (1% sodium hyaluronate) is the first non-avian derived* hyaluronic acid (HA) approved in the U.S. for treatment of knee pain due to osteoarthritis (OA). EUFLEXXA® is indicated for patients who have failed to get adequate pain relief either from simple pain medications, such as acetaminophen, or from exercise and/or physical therapy. The
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