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FDA Approves Merz Pharmaceuticals' Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxinA) for the Treatment of Cervical Dystonia and Blepharospasm
Date:8/2/2010

in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures.  These movements, which are involuntary and sometimes painful, may affect a single muscle (focal), a group of muscles such as those in the arms, legs, or neck (segmental), or even the entire body (generalized). Symptoms can be mild or severe and dystonias may be markedly disabling.

Although dystonia is thought to be rare, it is possibly undiagnosed or misdiagnosed due to lack of specific clinical criteria. While focal dystonia, such as blepharospasm or cervical dystonia, can affect people at any age, most people first experience symptoms in middle age.

According to an epidemiology study conducted in Rochester, Minnesota, focal dystonia, which includes cervical dystonia, and may be characterized by twisting of the neck, and blepharospasm, or excessive eyelid spasm is estimated to affect 295 per million people in the U.S. Dystonias can be disabling, painful and often interfere with patients' daily activities.

About XEOMIN

In nature, Clostridium botulinum produces the toxin in association with ancillary complexing proteins. Manufacturers utilize this naturally occurring protein complex to produce therapeutic botulinum toxin products.  Now Merz introduces XEOMIN (incobotulinumtoxinA) which employs a proprietary manufacturing process that isolates the therapeutic component and eliminates these ancillary complexing proteins. XEOMIN has been formulated to have high biologic activity with a low protein load.

XEOMIN is a botulinum toxin type A that is free from complexing proteins. It is FDA approved for the treatment of adults with cervical dystonia, to decrease the severity of abnormal head position and neck pain in both botulinum toxin-naïve a
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