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2012-11-13 08:34:58

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVNT) today announced results from new post-hoc analyses of KRYSTEXXA(®) (pegloticase) pivotal Phase III and open-label extension trials that reinforced the health-related quality of life (HRQOL) benefits of KRYSTEXXA treatment in adult patients with refractory chronic gout (RCG), including tophus reduction outcomes. New data also demonstrated that guidance on measuring serum uric acid (sUA) levels as...

2012-11-12 08:24:46

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVNT) today announced that new data from an open-label extension (OLE) study published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases reinforced the safety and efficacy profile of KRYSTEXXA(®) (pegloticase) treatment for refractory chronic gout (RCG) over the long-term. OLE data aligned with outcomes seen in the KRYSTEXXA pivotal Phase III clinical trials, with no new safety signals identified. Improvements...

2012-09-20 02:28:30

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT) today announced that several abstracts related to KRYSTEXXA(®) (pegloticase) in the treatment of patients with Refractory Chronic Gout (RCG) will be presented at the 2012 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting taking place in Washington D.C., from November 9-14, 2012. Full text of the following accepted abstracts can be accessed by visiting the American College of Rheumatology website at...

2012-07-02 02:22:45

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVNT) today announced a new publication showing that adult patients with refractory chronic gout (RCG) treated bi-weekly with KRYSTEXXA(®) (pegloticase) experienced statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements in health-related quality of life (HRQOL), pain and physical function. The article confirms that chronic gout, especially refractory chronic gout, is associated with decline...

2012-06-05 18:22:47

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVNT) today announced that new data presented in an oral session at the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) 2012 congress showed that patients with refractory chronic gout (RCG) who also suffer from chronic kidney disease (CKD) responded to treatment with KRYSTEXXA(®) (pegloticase) regardless of baseline CKD stage. CKD stage is assigned based upon level of kidney function as measured by...

2012-03-05 07:00:00

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVNT) today announced that KRYSTEXXA®(pegloticase) is now available in the European Union to healthcare professionals and their patients suffering from refractory chronic gout (RCG) through a Named Patient Programme, which is sponsored by its wholly-owned subsidiary, Savient Pharma Ireland Limited, and managed by Idis Limited (Idis). RCG is a difficult-to-treat form of gout and currently there are...

2012-01-06 07:00:00

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)...

2011-11-05 13:00:00

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVNT) today announced that data providing further clarity and context surrounding the risk for and management of infusion reactions that may occur with KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) in the treatment of refractory chronic gout (RCG) patients will be presented at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago. Additionally, the results from several...

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...