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2012-06-14 10:23:03

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) today announced key elements of the Company's initial commercialization plans for H.P. Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin injection) in the treatment of rheumatology-related indications already included on the FDA-approved package insert for Acthar. Acthar is indicated for multiple FDA-approved rheumatology-related conditions, including its use as adjunctive therapy in psoriatic arthritis,...

2012-06-14 06:24:37

2012 Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Fellowship Program Grantees Awarded WASHINGTON, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is pleased to announce the 2012 Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Fellowship Program grantees. This unique program, established more than 25 years ago by former LFA President Dr. Sergio Finzi in honor of his daughter Gina who passed away from lupus, seeks to cultivate an interest in lupus research among young scientists by...

2012-06-11 06:24:38

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOR) today announced that it will host an analyst and investor conference call on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. PDT / 4:30 p.m. EDT to review the Company's commercialization strategy for H.P. Acthar® Gel (repository corticotropin injection) for the following rheumatology-related FDA-approved indications on the label for Acthar: Collagen Diseases: "during an exacerbation or as maintenance...

2012-05-31 02:26:03

New Lupus Insight Prize to be awarded to Outstanding Scientist WASHINGTON, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lupus organizations have come together to launch a first-of-a-kind initiative to encourage scientific advances in lupus research. The Lupus Insight Prize, presented in a collaboration among the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR), the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) , and the Lupus Research Institute (LRI), will recognize and honor an outstanding investigator with a...

2012-05-24 06:28:38

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOR) announced today that executive management will present at the Jefferies 2012 Global Healthcare Conference in New York on June 6, 2012 at 5:00 a.m. PT / 8:00 a.m. ET. A live webcast and subsequent archived replay of the presentation will be accessible at http://ir.questcor.com/events.cfm. The replay will be available for approximately 90 days after the event. About Questcor Questcor Pharmaceuticals,...

2012-05-22 23:00:55

Research links abacavir hypersensitivity reactions to attacks by body's own immune system Potentially severe hypersensitivity reactions to the anti-HIV drug abacavir occur through an autoimmune mechanism, resulting from the creation of drug-induced immunogens that are attacked by the body's immune system, according to a study published online by the journal AIDS, official journal of the International AIDS Society. AIDS is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters...

2012-05-15 12:46:59

A DNA-covered submicroscopic bead used to deliver genes or drugs directly into cells to treat disease appears to have therapeutic value just by showing up, researchers report. Within a few hours of injecting empty-handed DNA nanoparticles, Georgia Health Sciences University researchers were surprised to see increased expression of an enzyme that calms the immune response. In an animal model of rheumatoid arthritis, the enhanced expression of indoleomine 2,3 dioxygenase, or IDO,...

2012-05-10 02:31:40

May 10 is World Lupus Day WASHINGTON, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of World Lupus Day, May 10, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) seeks to shine a light on the significant physical, emotional, and financial burden of lupus. As part of the observance, the LFA and lupus organizations around the globe are urging everyone to sign a pledge to increase awareness of lupus, a devastating and life-altering autoimmune disease that affects at least five million...

2012-05-10 02:31:21

NEW YORK, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- East side, West side, all around the town is where the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation is today, getting New Yorkers into the loop for World Lupus Awareness Day. In response to a petition from the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation outlining the critical need for greater recognition of the disease, May 2012 was proclaimed "Lupus Awareness Month" by Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120510/NY04136 ) "This...

2012-05-10 02:26:49

ROCKVILLE, Md. and RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Launching today in celebration of World Lupus Day and Lupus Awareness Month, Lupus Out Loud (www.lupusoutloud.com) is a new online movement and video developed to encourage people with lupus to speak "out loud" about their symptoms. The movement was inspired by the results of a recent Roper survey in which over half (52 percent) of patients with lupus surveyed reported that they minimize their symptoms...