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Questcor Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Results
Date:2/26/2013

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Questcor shipped 6,330 vials of Acthar during the fourth quarter 2012, up 88 percent compared to 3,360 vials in the year ago quarter. For the full year of 2012, Questcor shipped 20,741vials of Acthar, up 94 percent compared to 10,710 vials in 2011. Quarterly vial shipments are subject to significant variation due to the size and timing of individual orders received from Questcor's distributor. The timing of when these orders are received and filled can significantly affect net sales and net income in any particular quarter. 

The fourth quarter and full year results do not reflect Questcor's acquisition of BioVectra or the change, to be applied on a prospective basis, in the Medicaid rebate percentage for Acthar, both of which occurred in the first quarter of 2013.

"Net sales, net income and cash flow from operations grew sharply in the fourth quarter compared to the prior-year period," said Don M. Bailey, President and CEO of Questcor. "Additionally, we more than doubled our investment in R&D in 2012 compared to 2011 as we continue to build the body of evidence regarding the unique properties of Acthar and how it may benefit an increasing number of patients who do not respond to other therapies."

"Acthar is most commonly prescribed by physicians as an appropriate treatment alternative for patients with certain auto-immune conditions in whom first-line therapies have not provided the intended treatment outcome and an additional FDA-approved treatment alternative is needed," commented Steve Cartt, Chief Operating Officer of Questcor. "For such patients, insurance coverage for Acthar continues to remain favorable. Continued expanded use in nephrotic syndrome, MS and strong growth in our newly commercialized rheumatology indications, mainly dermatomyositis and polymyositis, contributed to the year-over-year net sales increase in the fourth quarter. While Acthar net sales in MS posted greater than 40% year-over-
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