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Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. Markets Generic Roxicodone(R) Tablets
Date:5/14/2009

DETROIT, May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. (NYSE Amex: CPD) has recently launched oxycodone hydrochloride tablets on behalf of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc., a subsidiary of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Sun Pharma), following Sun Pharma's recently received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for generic Roxicodone(R) tablets.

Oxycodone hydrochloride tablets are an immediate-release oral formulation of oxycodone hydrochloride indicated for the management of moderate to severe pain where the use of an opioid analgesic is appropriate. These generic versions of oxycodone 5 mg, 15 mg, and 30 mg tablets are therapeutically equivalent to Roxicodone(R) tablets from Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc. According to IMS Data, these strengths of oxycodone tablets had US sales of approximately $160 million for the calendar year of 2008.

Daniel H. Movens, Caraco's Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are pleased to add this product to our portfolio and help address the current shortage in the marketplace by launching oxycodone tablets. We continue to focus on working towards expanding our product offerings both as a marketing partner and through our own development pipeline of products as quickly and effectively as possible."

Roxicodone(R) is a registered trademark of Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc.

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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