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Savient Pharmaceuticals Announces New Data Surrounding KRYSTEXXA® and the Impact of Refractory Chronic Gout at the American College of Rheumatology Meeting
Date:11/5/2011

ysician office visits, laboratory services, and ancillary services than patients in the control group without tophi or gout flares (p<0.001). A comparison of patient records revealed that total 12-month costs averaged $21,059 among patients with tophi and greater than or equal to 3 gout flares compared to $10,657 for patients in the control group (p<0.001). In addition, patients with tophi and greater than or equal to 6 gout flares had even higher resource utilization and overall healthcare costs totaling $32,178 compared to the control group (p<0.01).

"The gout epidemiology data presented at the ACR meeting underscore the importance of initiating early treatment with the appropriate medication to minimize the mental, physical and economic impact of gout and refractory chronic gout," commented Herbert S. B. Baraf, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and an investigator who conducted clinical trials with KRYSTEXXA. "Recently published data demonstrated that treatment with KRYSTEXXA resulted in significant and sustained reductions in uric acid levels and clinical improvements in RCG patients. The data from the post-hoc analysis of the KRYSTEXXA pivotal and extension studies will add to physicians' knowledge of the treatment and provide them with a straightforward approach for managing the risk of potential infusion reactions."

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Characterization and Management of Infusion Reactions in Refractory Chronic Gout (RCG) Treated with Pegloticase (KRYSTEXXA)
Presentation Number: 2582
Wednesday, November 9, 2011: 9:45 AM
Oral presentation W 474 A (McCormick Place Convention Center)

Patient Management/Treatment and Outcomes of Gout Between Primary Care P
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