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2010-07-29 05:30:00

UNION CITY, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) announced today that it will participate in the following upcoming investor conferences: The BMO Capital Markets 10th Annual Focus on Healthcare Conference Thursday, August 5, 2010 New York, NY 4:00 p.m. ET Webcast available at: http://www.bmocm.com/conferences/ 2010healthcare/webcast Collins Stewart 2010 Health Care Event Wednesday, August 11, 2010...

2010-07-28 15:05:00

UNION CITY, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010. The Company's financial performance was driven primarily by a 145% year-over-year increase in the number of new paid Acthar prescriptions for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) exacerbations as compared to the second quarter of 2009. Net sales totaled a record $28.3 million for the quarter ended June...

2010-07-16 13:23:28

First morning albumin:creatinine urine test clues clinicians into signs of trouble A morning urine test is superior to all other tests for detecting declining kidney performance in patients with diabetic kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology (JASN). The results suggest that clinicians should monitor kidney function by measuring the albumin:creatinine ratio from a first morning urine sample. Individuals with kidney...

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2010-06-11 06:45:00

Bevacizumab Increases the Risk of Severe Urinary Protein Loss by More than 4- Fold The widely used cancer drug bevacizumab (known popularly as Avastin) may cause severe loss of protein from the kidney into the urine that can lead to significant kidney damage and can compromise the efficacy of cancer treatment, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN). The results suggest that physicians should monitor patients' kidney...

2010-06-02 05:30:00

UNION CITY, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) announced today that it will present at the Jefferies 2010 Global Life Sciences Conference on Thursday, June 10, 2010 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York, New York. Don M. Bailey, President and Chief Executive Officer, will discuss the Company's business strategy and historical financial performance at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Attendance at the conference is by invitation only. A live audio...

2010-04-29 15:05:00

UNION CITY, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) today reported improved year-over-year financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. The Company's financial performance was driven primarily by: a 197% increase in the number of new paid Acthar prescriptions for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) exacerbations as compared to the first quarter of 2009. a reduced rebate liability to U.S. government insurance...

2010-03-01 15:05:00

UNION CITY, Calif., March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009. The Company's financial performance in the fourth quarter of 2009 was driven primarily by: a 223% increase in the number of new paid Acthar commercial prescriptions for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) exacerbations versus the fourth quarter of 2008, a sequential 56% increase in new...

2009-12-23 14:07:21

Discovery suggests how toxin-filtering cells go awry Researchers from Children's Hospital Boston and Brigham and Women's Hospital have identified an important genetic cause of a devastating kidney disease that is the second leading cause of kidney failure in children, according to The NephCure Foundation. The study, published online December 20 by Nature Genetics, may provide clues to developing treatments for the disease, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), which currently forces...

2009-09-25 08:39:47

Minimal change nephrotic syndrome can cause osteoporosis, hypertension, cataracts and sperm abnormalities A kidney condition that can arise in children and was until recently believed to disappear after puberty may persist into adulthood and cause significant long-term complications, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The findings indicate that better treatment options are needed for children with the...

2008-10-28 06:00:11

Nephrotic Syndrome Already An Approved Indication for Acthar Key Nephrology Experts Have Shown Interest in Acthar as a Potential New Therapy; Patient Enrollment for First Study Expected to Begin in First Quarter of 2009 UNION CITY, Calif., Oct. 28, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:QCOR) today announced that it has identified Nephrotic Syndrome as a potential new therapeutic area for its principal product H.P....


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