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Questcor Recognized by Child Neurology Foundation for Outstanding Corporate Responsibility and Leadership
Date:2/21/2012

vestigator Award."

Steve Cartt, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer for Questcor, accepted the Corporate Citizenship Award on behalf of the company this past Saturday at CNF's annual fundraiser in Minneapolis.

"We are honored to receive this recognition from the Child Neurology Foundation," Cartt said. "Further research into infantile spasms is imperative and we feel strongly about supporting initiatives that will advance the knowledge and treatment of this devastating condition. We also feel very strongly about supporting the child neurology community in general and to help advance the cause of research and education related to pediatric neurological disorders, including infantile spasms."

For the past three years, Questcor has supplied CNF an unrestricted educational grant to help fund Infantile Spasms Awareness Week. The goal of IS Awareness Week is to provide pediatricians, child neurologists, parents, and caregivers with objective educational tools that will help increase awareness and understanding of infantile spasms.

As part of this education effort, CNF has developed a website, www.infantilespasmsinfo.org, an educational IS brochure and DVD that provides information on IS from leading child neurologists and shares stories from families coping with this devastating condition. Questcor also provided CNF a grant for the IS Hero Award that recognizes a deserving child neurologist and medical institution, nominated by a parent, for making a positive difference in the life of a child with IS. In addition, the company funds a yearly grant which supports basic research into IS.

Infantile Spasms

Infantile Spasms is a severe, ultra-rare form of epilepsy that affects infants, with onset typically occurring during the first year of life in about 90 percent of cases. IS incidence is estimated at approximately 2,000 new cases in the U.S. per year, which can
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