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2011-08-16 23:21:17

Injections of pegloticase, a modified porcine enzyme, can produce significant and sustained clinical improvements in 2 out of 5 patients with chronic gout that is resistant to conventional therapies, researchers report in the August 17, 2011, issue of JAMA. In two controlled clinical trials, pegloticase rapidly lowered high levels of uric acid, the biochemical abnormality in gout, and kept it in the normal range for six months or more in 42 percent of patients receiving the drug every two...

2011-08-16 15:01:00

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVNT) today announced that results from two pivotal KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) Phase III clinical studies in patients with refractory chronic gout (RCG) have been published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The data demonstrated that treatment with KRYSTEXXA resulted in significant and sustained reductions in uric acid levels along with clinical...

2011-05-26 12:00:00

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT) today announced that the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA), filed by its wholly owned subsidiary, Savient Pharma Ireland Limited, seeking approval of KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) for the treatment of chronic gout in adult patients refractory to conventional therapy, has completed validation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The MAA has been deemed valid by the EMA...

2011-05-04 17:23:00

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVNT) today announced that it has, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Savient Pharma Ireland Limited, delivered via courier to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the assigned co-rapporteurs, the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) for the treatment of chronic gout in adult patients refractory to conventional therapy. Currently there are no EMA...

2011-04-28 15:05:00

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT) today announced that three abstracts will be presented at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 2011 Annual Congress. The conference will take place on May 25 - 28 in London, United Kingdom, and will feature the abstracts as two oral presentations and one poster presentation. The first scheduled oral presentation and the poster session will address the prevalence of gout in Europe...

2010-12-09 12:35:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that by 2019 the acute gout drug market will triple in size to $117 million and the chronic gout drug market will reach $1.83 billion. According to the new report entitled Acute and Chronic Gout - New Agents Target Refractory Patients and Tap Market Opportunity, both markets will be driven by new high-priced biologics....

2010-11-30 12:36:00

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT) today announced that it is commencing shipment of KRYSTEXXA(TM) (pegloticase) to specialty distributors and that KRYSTEXXA will be commercially available by prescription in the United States effective December 1, 2010. A PEGylated uric acid specific enzyme, KRYSTEXXA was granted approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on September 14, 2010 for the treatment of chronic gout in adult...

2010-11-23 07:00:00

EXTON, Pa., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the recent publication of a syndicated report, TreatmentTrends®: Gout. This biannual report provides a comprehensive market overview of current and future treatment trends in gout based on a primary research study fielded among 60 primary care physicians (PCPs) and 123 rheumatologists in the U.S. The report focuses on chronic and acute therapies, perceived strengths and...

2010-09-14 17:09:00

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved KRYSTEXXA(TM) (pegloticase), a PEGylated uric acid specific enzyme indicated for the treatment of chronic gout in adult patients refractory to conventional therapy. Chronic gout that is refractory to conventional therapy occurs in patients who have failed to normalize serum uric acid and whose signs and...

2010-09-14 16:52:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Krystexxa (pegloticase) to treat the painful condition known as gout in adults who do not respond to or who cannot tolerate conventional therapy. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Gout occurs due to an excess of the bodily waste uric acid, which is eventually deposited as needle-like crystals...


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