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FDA Approves MIXJECT(TM), a Convenient, Easy-to-Use Drug Delivery System For Watson Pharmaceutical's TRELSTAR(R) DEPOT and TRELSTAR(R) LA
Date:4/30/2008

- New system addresses the needs of the medical community; builds on proven

efficacy and safety of TRELSTAR(R) -

CORONA, Calif., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI), a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved MIXJECT(TM), the new delivery system for TRELSTAR(R) (triptorelin pamoate for injectable suspension), a palliative treatment for advanced prostate cancer. MIXJECT(TM), developed and manufactured by Medimop Medical Projects Ltd. a subsidiary of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., combines the proven efficacy of TRELSTAR(R) DEPOT 3.75 mg and TRELSTAR(R) LA 11.25 mg with new features that make preparation, administration and disposal easier.

These new features include: a smaller 21-gauge needle for improved patient comfort; reconstitution without the use of a needle; and a shield covering the needle both before and after drug administration. The system is specifically designed to encourage compliance with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations within the medical community.

"At Watson, we understand what matters most for the physicians who prescribe our products and for the patients whose lives are impacted by them. Through these types of innovations, we are committed to developing effective, safe and convenient treatments that improve the lives of patients with urological conditions," said Edward Heimers, Jr., Executive Vice President and President of Watson's Brand Division. "The new MIXJECT(TM) drug delivery system was designed with a smaller needle size and updated features that promote OSHA compliance based on the needs and suggestions from our customers in c
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