DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/16 -- Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ: HZNP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing differentiated and accessible medicines that address unmet medical needs, today announced that it has completed target enrollment of its Phase 3 study evaluating ACTIMMUNE (interferon gamma-1b) for the treatment of people with Friedreich's ataxia (FA), a degenerative neuro-muscular disorder. The study (NCT02415127) has reached its target enrollment of 90 patients at four sites in the United States, and top-line results are expected by the end of 2016.

"The achievement of this important milestone would not have been possible without the passionate commitment of people living with FA, the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance and our Phase 3 study investigators," said Jeffrey W. Sherman, M.D., FACP, executive vice president, research and development and chief medical officer, Horizon Pharma plc. "We are grateful for their collective partnership and guidance, which drives our efforts toward providing a potential treatment option for this debilitating disorder."

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