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Date:1/16/2012

were presented at the 2011 American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting.  This study found that 47% (7 of 15) of patients suffering from nephrotic syndrome due to various etiologies and who were unsuccessful treated with one or more other therapies were either partial or complete responders to Acthar treatment as defined by the level of proteinuria.  Nonetheless, the Company has been clear in warning investors of the limited scientific evidence in this area, as it did in its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as follows:

"There is limited data on the efficacy of Acthar in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome. It is unclear what amount of clinical or other data physicians will require prior to deciding whether or not to use Acthar in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome."

17. Has the Bomback study played an important role in marketing Acthar to nephrologists?

Questcor Response:  Questcor's Acthar representatives typically provide reprints of this study to interested physicians as part of the information package on Acthar. Some nephrologists have told company representatives that this information has been helpful to them. However, Questcor has not interviewed physicians directly on the topic of how important this study is in their prescribing decisions.

18. Please describe any past/current financial arrangements between Questcor and Bomback.

Questcor Response:  Questcor has no current financial arrangements with Dr. Bomback. As Questcor was learning about the nephrology field and beginning to speak with nephrologists about Acthar, Dr. Bomback was a consultant to the Company with financial arrangements that were within industry norms. 

19. Did Questcor allow Bomback to share any details about his study before he released the official results? (Feel free to offer any comments on the controversy sparked by allegations that Bomback revealed material information about that s
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