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Questcor and Child Neurology Foundation Support the 2nd Annual Infantile Spasms (IS) Awareness Week
Date:10/11/2010

UNION CITY, Calif., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) today announced that it is partnering with the Child Neurology Foundation (CNF) in support of the 2nd annual Infantile Spasms (IS) Awareness Week, which will take place October 11-17, 2010, in conjunction with the Child Neurology Society (CNS) Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

Over the past year, CNF has developed a website, www.infantilespasmsinfo.org, that provides information on IS from leading child neurologists and shares stories from families coping with this devastating condition. CNF has also developed a new educational IS brochure and DVD that it makes available to physicians and parents alike.

"Questcor is passionate about working with the Child Neurology Foundation to continue expanding this very important educational effort," said Steve Cartt, Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer for Questcor. "The goal of IS Awareness Week is to provide pediatricians, child neurologists, parents, and caregivers with objective educational tools which will help increase awareness and understanding of infantile spasms."

As part of this year's IS Awareness Week, the Child Neurology Foundation announced that it is launching a new program called IS Heroes, which will include the IS Hero Award.  

John Stone, executive director of the Child Neurology Foundation, commented, "IS Awareness Week has begun to help increase awareness and understanding of infantile spasms, a disorder where time is of the essence when it comes to diagnosis and treatment. The IS Hero Award will recognize a deserving child neurologist and medical institution, nominated by a parent, for making a positive difference in the life of a child with IS." Mr. Stone continued, "This is another way we can draw attention to IS and recogni
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