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Date:1/16/2012

007, the last trading date prior to the date our CEO joined the management team, to $41.54 on January 10, 2011, the date prior to the short-attack internet posting.  This represents an increase of over 6,000 percent.  Many holders of Questcor stock, including numerous funds have sold shares as part of a normal process of diversification and/or due to reaching certain portfolio concentration limits.  As a publicly traded corporation, Questcor has a strict trading policy with regard to insider buying and selling of shares.  Because of the strict window trading policy, insider sales other than those that are subject to Rule 10b5-1 plans are concentrated during open window periods.  A review of past open window periods will show that insiders have sold at various times in the last few years following significant increases in the price of Questcor's stock.

22. Has Questcor encountered additional pushback from health insurers since expanding the market for Acthar? If so, please describe any notable changes. If not, does Questcor expect to see more pushback in the future?

Questcor Response:  Many health insurers subject pharmaceutical prescriptions to various requirements, such as prior authorizations; these requirements are often applied to Acthar prescriptions.  Questcor has experienced a fairly steady rate of insurance approval for Acthar during the last several years with approval rates generally above 85%.  The reimbursement environment remains dynamic and Questcor has noted the risk of changes in the reimbursement landscape in its most recent Form 10-K as follows:

"We believe the increasing emphasis on managed care in the United States has and will continue to put pressure on the price and usage of Acthar. In addition, current third-party reimbursement policies for Acthar may change at any time. Negative changes in reimbursement or our failure to obtain reimbursement for Acthar may reduce the de
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