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Barr Announces Approval of Generic Camptosar(R) Injection, 20 mg/mL
Date:11/3/2008

MONTVALE, N.J., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: BRL) today announced that its subsidiary, PLIVA - Lachema a.s., has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its generic version of Pfizer Inc.'s Camptosar(R) (irinotecan hydrochloride) Injection, 20 mg/mL, packaged in 40 mg/2 mL and 100 mg/5 mL vials. The Company plans to launch its product in the fourth quarter of 2008. Barr's U.S. generic injectable portfolio now totals nine products.

Barr's generic version of Camptosar injection will compete in a market that had total annual sales of approximately $353 million for the twelve months ended August 2008, based on IMS sales data.

About Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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 120 generic and 27 proprietary products in the U.S. and approximately 1,025 products globally outside of the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.barrlabs.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains "forward-looking statements" which represent the current expectations and beliefs of management of Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company") concerning the proposed merger of the Company (the "merger") with Boron Acquisition Corp
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