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Questcor Pharmaceuticals Responds to Questions From Investor Blog
Date:1/16/2012

e fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011, the average number of prescriptions written by physicians treating MS exacerbations with Acthar was approximately 2, and the average for physicians treating nephrotic syndrome with Acthar was approximately 1 to 1.5.

10. How many of them have written a dozen Acthar prescriptions or more?

Questcor Response.  During the 3 month period ended December 31, 2011, approximately 2 physicians wrote a dozen or more prescriptions. 

11. What percentage of total Acthar prescriptions comes from this particular group?

Questcor Response:  Approximately 5% of all Acthar prescriptions were written by physicians writing a dozen or more prescriptions in the quarter ended December 31, 2011.

12. Besides neurologists and nephrologists, what types of doctors prescribe the drug?  What types of diseases/disorders do those doctors use Acthar to treat?

Questcor Response:  Acthar is also commonly prescribed by pediatric neurologists and epileptologists, for the treatment of infantile spasms.  Acthar was originally approved by FDA in 1952 and, over the past four years, prescriptions for other on-label indications such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and polymyositis were written without any Questcor promotion. In addition, prescriptions for non-promoted off-labeled indications have also been written for indications such as opsoclonus myoclonus, migraine, and fibromyalgia.  All of these non-promoted on-label and off-label indications have accounted for substantially less than 10% of the total Acthar prescriptions.

13. Do the major MS clinics use Acthar right now? If so, which ones, and how often do they prescribe the drug?

Questcor Response: Questcor does not have sufficient data to fully answer this question. Acthar is prescribed by some major clinics but we have not analyzed prescription data sufficiently to be able to provide a
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