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Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Provides Hospital In-Service Webcast for Acetadote(R)
Date:5/18/2009

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals announced today the launch of an online in-service program for hospitals using Acetadote (acetylcysteine) Injection, the company's intravenous treatment for acetaminophen overdose.

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Available at www.acetadote.net, the webcast provides hospital pharmacists and physicians, educators and other healthcare providers with information and guidelines on dosage and administration of Acetadote for treatment of acetaminophen poisoning. The webcast is designed to supplement and reinforce information provided by Cumberland's hospital sales force through convenient, anytime access to training. This online program will also provide detailed training to hospitals where personal in-service visits by a Cumberland representative are not readily available.

"We are pleased to offer this additional level of support for healthcare providers using our product," said A.J. Kazimi, CEO of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals. "Acetadote is a potentially life-saving drug, and as use of the product continues to rise we believe it is important to provide healthcare professionals with as much information as possible to facilitate proper administration."

About Acetadote

Acetadote is used in the emergency department and hospital inpatient setting to prevent or lessen potential liver damage resulting from an overdose of acetaminophen, a common ingredient in many over-the-counter and prescription medications. It is the only approved injectable product in the United States for the treatment of acetaminophen overdose, the leading cause of toxic drug ingestions reported to U.S. poison control centers(1).

Acetadote is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity or previous anaphylactoid reactions to acetylcysteine or any components of the preparation. Serious anaphylactoid reactions, including death in a patient with asthma, have been reported in patients administered acetylcysteine intravenously. Acetadote should be used with caution in patients with asthma, or where there is a history of bronchospasm. The total volume administered should be adjusted for patients less than 40 kg and for those requiring fluid restriction. To avoid fluid overload, the volume of diluent should be reduced as needed. If volume is not adjusted, fluid overload can occur, potentially resulting in hyponatremia, seizure, and death.

Please visit www.acetadote.net for the full prescribing information.

About Cumberland Pharmaceuticals

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a Tennessee-based specialty pharmaceutical company that develops and markets niche pharmaceutical products for specific physician segments, including hospital acute care and gastroenterology. Cumberland is dedicated to providing high-quality products which fill unmet medical needs. For more information, please visit the Cumberland Pharmaceuticals web site at www.cumberlandpharma.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements which reflect management's current views of future events and operations. Forward-looking statements involve certain significant risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from these statements. Cumberland does not undertake to publicly update or revise any of its forward-looking statements even if experience or future changes show that the indicated results or events will not be realized.

(1) National Poison Data System, American Association of Poison Control Centers

Acetadote(R) is a registered trademark of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc.


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