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Savient Pharmaceuticals Announces Permanent J-Code Assigned for KRYSTEXXA®
Date:1/6/2012

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVNT) today announced that a product-specific billing code, or permanent J-code, for KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) became available on January 1, 2012. The new J-code, J2507, was assigned by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and will help simplify the billing and reimbursement process for prescribers of KRYSTEXXA, the first and only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for refractory chronic gout (RCG).

"The availability of a permanent J-code for KRYSTEXXA is a significant step toward ensuring that healthcare providers and their patients with severe and debilitating gout, or RCG, have access to the first and only product for RCG," said John H. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer and President of Savient Pharmaceuticals.

Comprehensive support and financial assistance programs for KRYSTEXXA are available through KRYSTEXXA Connexxions. To access KRYSTEXXA Connexxions, call 1-877-633-9521 or visit www.KRYSTEXXAConnexxions.com.

ABOUT KRYSTEXXA® 
KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) is a PEGylated uric acid specific enzyme for administration by intravenous infusion for the treatment of refractory chronic gout (RCG) in adult patients. KRYSTEXXA became commercially available in the U.S. by prescription on December 1, 2010 and is the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved product specifically indicated for the treatment of RCG. KRYSTEXXA is not recommended for the treatment of asymptomatic hyperuricemia.

For more information about KRYSTEXXA, please visit: http://www.KRYSTEXXA.com.

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