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Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Announces FDA Approval to Market Generic Version of Elavil(R)
Date:6/30/2008

DETROIT, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd., (Amex: CPD) announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted final approval for the Company's Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) for Amitriptyline Hydrochloride USP Tablets, 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg, and 150 mg.

Amitriptyline Hydrochloride is an antidepressant. Its use is indicated to treat symptoms of depression. According to IMS Data, for the twelve months ended March, 2008, Amitriptyline Hydrochloride USP Tablets had annual generic sales of approximately $16 million. It is marketed under the brand name of Elavil(R), a registered trademark of AstraZeneca.

Daniel H. Movens, Caraco's Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are pleased to gain these approvals from the FDA. Our focus continues to be working towards expanding our product portfolio effectively, including products that are already available generically in the market that potentially can offer additional measurable value."

Detroit-based Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd., develops, manufactures, markets and distributes generic and private-label pharmaceuticals to the nation's largest wholesalers, distributors, drugstore chains and managed care providers.

Safe Harbor: This news release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are contained in the Corporation's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and include, but are not limited to: information of a preliminary nature that may be subject to adjustment, potentially not obtaining or delay in obtaining FDA approval for new products, governmental restrictions on the sale of certain products, development by competitors of new or superior products or cheaper products or new technology for the production of products, the entry into the market of new competitors, market and customer acceptance and demand for new pharmaceutical products, availability of raw materials, timing and success of product development and launches, dependence on few products generating majority of sales, product liability claims for which the Company may be inadequately insured, and other risks identified in this report and from time to time in our periodic reports and registration statements. These forward-looking statements represent our judgment as of the date of this report. We disclaim, however, any intent or obligation to update our forward-looking statements.


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