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Barr and Ortho Women's Health & Urology in Discussions to Settle ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN(R) LO Patent Litigation
Date:1/22/2008

MONTVALE, N.J., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: BRL) today announced that the Company is in discussions with Ortho Women's Health & Urology, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. concerning a definitive agreement to settle the outstanding patent litigation involving Ortho Women's Health & Urology's oral contraceptive product, ORTHO TRI-CYCLEN(R) LO (norgestimate/ethinyl estradiol). The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey has postponed the trial date. The general terms and status of the anticipated settlement will not be disclosed by either party until a definitive agreement is reached.

Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a global specialty pharmaceutical company that operates in more than 30 countries worldwide and is engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of generic and proprietary pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. A holding company, Barr operates through its principal subsidiaries: Barr Laboratories, Inc., Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and PLIVA d.d. and its subsidiaries. The Barr Group of companies markets more than 115 generic and 25 proprietary products in the U.S. and more than 1,200 products globally outside of the U.S.

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