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A method of providing a therapeutic, diagnostic or lubricious hydrophilic coating on an intracorporeal medical device and the coated device produced thereby, wherein the coating is durable. In one embodiment, the coating comprises a polymerized base coat and a top coat having a therapeutic, diagnostic or hydrophilic agent, where the base coat has a binding component which binds to the top coat, and a grafting component which binds to the binding component and adheres to the device. In another embodiment, the coating comprises a blend of an agent, a grafting component, and salt. In one embodiment, the therapeutic agent is superoxide dismutase or a superoxide dismutase mimic. The coating of the invention may be applied to a medical device with a polymeric surface such as a polymeric catheter, or a metal device such as a stent coated with a polymeric primer or without a primer.