Wednesday, February 3, 2010

FDA approves Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for Dupuytren's disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) as the first drug to treat a progressive hand disease known as Dupuytren's contracture, which can affect a person’s ability to straighten and properly use their fingers.

Xiaflex is manufactured by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company based in Malvern, Penn.

To read the full FDA press release, click here.

1 comment:

  1. has anyone had any experience with billing for the Xiaflex? are CPT's 20550-51 and J3490 the correct codes? has anyone gotten any reimbursement for Xiaflex?