"The availability of KRYSTEXXA has brought hope to refractory chronic gout patients who have not responded to conventional therapies and is the first and only FDA approved treatment for RCG," said John H. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer and President of Savient Pharmaceuticals. "We are proud to have results from the Phase III clinical program published in a prestigious peer-reviewed journal, which further demonstrates that KRYSTEXXA represents an important advancement in the treatment of this severe and debilitating disease."The most commonly reported adverse events, occurring in at least five percent of KRYSTEXXA-treated patients, were gout flare, infusion reaction, nausea, contusion or ecchymosis, nasopharyngitis, constipation, chest pain, anaphylaxis and vomiting. During the first three months of treatment, the incidence of gout flares was higher in patients treated with KRYSTEXXA every two weeks compared to placebo; however, with continued treatment during months four through six, reductions in gout flares were observed in the proportion of patients with gout flare in the KRYSTEXXA every two-week versus placebo-treated groups.
Savient Pharmaceuticals Announces Publication Of Pivotal Phase III KRYSTEXXA® Data In JAMA Demonstrating Significant Benefits In Refractory Chronic Gout Patients
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