Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Release: Richard A. Baxter, M.D., Receives OR Excellence Award for Use of EXPAREL®  
10/18/2012 9:51:58 AM

PARSIPPANY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCRX) today announced that prominent Seattle-based plastic surgeon Richard A. Baxter, M.D., FACS was recognized by Outpatient Surgery magazine for his use of EXPAREL® (bupivacaine liposome injectable suspension) for postsurgical pain management. The award for “Best Use of Opioid Alternatives” will be presented during the OR Excellence Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. from October 17 to 19. An early adopter of EXPAREL, Dr. Baxter has been using the non-opioid local analgesic for several months to control postsurgical pain in patients undergoing abdominoplasty and breast augmentation procedures, which he says has reduced his opioid use by at least 50 percent.