Auxilium drug to treat bent penis condition gets FDA nod

December 6, 2013 7:18 PM

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Auxilium drug to treat bent penis condition gets FDA nod

(Reuters) - U.S. health regulators on Friday approved Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc's Xiaflex injections to treat a condition that causes a painful curvature of the penis called Peyronie's disease.

It marks the second U.S. approval for Xiaflex, which in 2010 received a Food and Drug Administration nod to treat Dupuytren's contracture - a condition in which hardening of the connective tissue collagen in the hands bends fingers toward the palm, leaving a patient unable to straighten their hand o...

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