CHESTERBROOK, Pa., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ : AUXL ), a fully integrated specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the executive management team will participate in the J.P. Morgan 32nd Annual Healthcare Conference to be held January 13-16, 2014 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. Adrian Adams, Chief Executive Officer and President, is scheduled to present an overview of the Company and its product portfolio at 4 p.m. PT on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.
"The past year has been a transformational one for Auxilium as we expanded our portfolio from two products to 12 and secured a strong anchor position in the men's healthcare area," said Mr. Adams. "We look forward to discussing our strategy for continued growth in 2014, including the launch of two new products – STENDRA™ (avanafil) an oral treatment for erectile dysfunction and XIAFLEX® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH), the first and only proven safe and effective FDA-approved non-surgical treatment option for Peyronie's disease in men with a palpable plaque and a curvature deformity of 30 degrees or greater at the start of therapy – this month."
The presentation slides to be used during the call will be available in the "Investors" section of the Auxilium web site under the "Presentations" tab on January 13, 2014. The presentation and the presentation slides will be simultaneously web cast on the "Investors" section of the Auxilium web site under the "Events" tab on January 15, 2014. A question and answer session will follow the presentation and will be webcast. To access the live webcast, please log on to Auxilium's site approximately 15 minutes prior to the presentation to register and download any necessary audio software. The presentation replay will be available for 90 days after the event.
STENDRA (avanafil) is approved by the FDA for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in the U.S. Auxilium sublicensed this product from VIVUS, Inc. in late 2013 and is in the very early stages of commercializing STENDRA in the U.S. VIVUS licensed avanafil from Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC).
STENDRA will be available through retail and mail order pharmacies. The Company plans to offer programs that will help with patients' out-of-pocket costs.
STENDRA is rapidly absorbed and can be taken 30 minutes before sexual activity on an as-needed basis. STENDRA should not be taken more than once per day and can be taken without regard to food and has modest alcohol consumption requirements. For more information about STENDRA, please visit www.stendra.com.
XIAFLEX (collagenase clostridium histolyticum, or CCH) is a biologic approved in the U.S., EU, Canada and Australia for the treatment of adult Dupuytren's contracture (DC) patients with a palpable cord and for the treatment of adult men with Peyronie's disease (PD) with a palpable plaque and curvature deformity of at least 30 degrees at the start of therapy in the U.S. XIAFLEX consists of a combination of two subtypes of collagenase, derived from Clostridium histolyticum. Together, the collagenase sub-types are thought to work synergistically to break the bonds of the triple helix collagen structure. XIAFLEX has been granted Orphan status in the U.S. by the FDA for DC and PD.
Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a fully integrated specialty biopharmaceutical company with a focus on developing and commercializing innovative products for specialist audiences. With a broad range of first- and second-line products across multiple indications, Auxilium is an emerging leader in the men's healthcare area and has strategically expanded its product portfolio and pipeline in orthopedics, dermatology and other therapeutic areas. The Company now has a broad portfolio of 12 approved products. In the U.S., Auxilium markets Edex® (alprostadil for injection), an injectable treatment for erectile dysfunction, Osbon ErecAid®, the leading device for aiding erectile dysfunction, STENDRA™ (avanafil), an oral erectile dysfunction therapy, Testim® (testosterone gel) for the topical treatment of hypogonadism, TESTOPEL® (testosterone pellets) a long-acting implantable testosterone replacement therapy, XIAFLEX® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum or CCH) for the treatment of Peyronie's disease and XIAFLEX for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture. The Company also has programs in Phase 2 clinical development for the treatment of Frozen Shoulder syndrome and cellulite. Auxilium's mission is to improve the lives of patients throughout the world by successfully identifying, developing and commercializing innovative specialty biopharmaceutical products. To learn more, please visit www.Auxilium.com.
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This news release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements made with respect to: the Company's intention to participate in the J.P. Morgan 32nd Annual Healthcare Conference; the timing and success of Auxilium's launches of XIALFLEX for the treatment of Peyronie's disease and of STENDRA; Auxilium's other product candidates; and other statements regarding matters that are not historical facts, and involve predictions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance, achievements or prospects to be materially different from any future results, performance, achievements or prospects expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. In some cases you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as ''may'', ''will'', ''should'', ''would'', ''expect'', ''intend'', ''plan'', ''anticipate'', ''believe'', ''estimate'', ''predict'', ''potential'', ''seem'', ''seek'', ''future'', ''continue'', or ''appear'' or the negative of these terms or similar expressions, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. Although forward-looking statements are based on Auxilium's current plans or assessments that are believed to be reasonable as of the date of this press release, they inherently involve certain risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including those discussed under ''Risk Factors'' in Auxilium's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and in other public filings with the SEC, including, without limitation, as such Form 10-K was updated in Item 8.01 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on April 29, 2013 and Auxilium's Quarterly Reports for 2013. While Auxilium may elect to update the forward-looking statements made in this news release in the future, Auxilium specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. Auxilium's SEC filings may be accessed electronically by means of the SEC's home page on the Internet at http://www.sec.gov. There may be additional risks that Auxilium does not presently know or that Auxilium currently believes are immaterial which could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.
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