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Cephalon Announces European Commission Approval of EFFENTORA for the Treatment of Breakthrough Cancer Pain
Date:4/14/2008

gh pain who experienced between one and four episodes of breakthrough pain per day and who were already taking maintenance opioid therapy. An extension study has demonstrated safety and tolerability in 197 patients followed over a six-month period.

In September 2006, the fentanyl buccal tablet formulation was approved in the United States under the trade name FENTORA(R) (fentanyl buccal tablet) [C-II].

About Breakthrough Cancer Pain

An estimated 3 million new cases of cancer were diagnosed in Europe in 2006. In patients with cancer, chronic pain often has two components: persistent pain and breakthrough cancer pain. Breakthrough pain is an intense transient flare of pain that interrupts or "breaks through" their persistent pain. The onset of breakthrough cancer pain is often sudden, reaches peak intensity within three minutes, and lasts for a median duration of 30 minutes. Patients may have up to four episodes of breakthrough pain per day. Episodes may occur during a specific activity or incident or spontaneously with no apparent cause.

Cephalon, Inc.

Founded in 1987, Cephalon, Inc. is an international biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative products in four core therapeutic areas: central nervous system, pain, oncology and addiction. A member of the Fortune 1000, Cephalon currently employs approximately 3,000 people in the United States and Europe. U.S. sites include the company's headquarters in Frazer, Pennsylvania, and offices, laboratories or manufacturing facilities in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Salt Lake City, Utah, and suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company's European headquarters are located in Maisons-Alfort, France.

The company's proprietary products in the United States include: PROVIGIL(R) (modafinil) Tablets [C-IV], FENTORA, TRISENOX(R) (arsenic trioxide) injection, TREANDA(R) (bendamustine hydrochloride), AMRIX(R) (cyclobenzaprine hydrochlori
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