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ETHEX Corporation Voluntarily Recalls Three Lots of Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 5mg Tablets Due to the Potential for Oversized Tablets
Date:10/15/2008

Lot Number 77946, 81141 and 81142 NDC #58177-311-04

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ETHEX Corporation announced today that it has voluntarily recalled three specific lots (77946, 81141 and 81142) of Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 5 mg tablets, as a precaution, due to the possible presence of oversized tablets. Oversized tablets may contain as much as about twice the labeled amount of the active ingredient. The recalled lots were distributed by ETHEX Corporation under an "ETHEX" label between January 2007 and May 2008. The 5 mg product is an orange round tablet debossed with "ETHEX" and "311" on one side.

If someone were to take a higher than expected dose of Dextroamphetamine Sulfate, then the risk of adverse effects known to be associated with the drug such as tachycardia, hypertension, tremors, decreased appetite, headache, insomnia, dizziness, blurred vision, stomach upset, and dry mouth may be increased.

No report of any oversized Dextroamphetamine Sulfate tablets has been received by ETHEX from any wholesaler, retailer, consumer or caregiver, and ETHEX has not received any report of unexpected side effects or injury related to this product.

ETHEX Corporation is conducting this precautionary, voluntary recall because it found a small number of oversized tablets in lots which had not yet been distributed. These oversized tablets were removed before the lots were distributed.

Please be aware that there are multiple companies in the United States producing and marketing generic versions of Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 5 mg tablets and consumers and their caregivers are encouraged to check their prescriptions to determine the source of their tablets.

Any customer inquiries related to this action should be addressed to ETHEX Customer Service at 1-800-321-1705, or fax to ETHEX Customer Service at 314-646-3751 or sent via email to: customer-service@ethex.com with representatives available Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm CST.

ETHEX Corporation has initiated recall notifications to wholesalers and retailers nationwide who have received any inventory of the recalled lots of this product with instructions for returning the recalled product and, if they have not already done so, they are urged to contact ETHEX as provided above regarding procedures for returning the recalled product. Consumers and their caregivers should not use any Dextroamphetamine Sulfate tablets that appear to be oversized. If consumers have any questions about the recall, they should call the telephone number above, their physician, their pharmacist or other health care provider.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Any adverse reactions experienced with the use of this product, and/or quality problems may also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Program by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088, by Fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, by mail at MedWatch, FDA, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, or on the MedWatch website at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

Safe Harbor

ETHEX Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical Company, which we refer to as "KV" or the "Company". The information in this release may contain various forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("PSLRA") and which may be based on or include assumptions concerning KV's operations, future results and prospects. Such statements may be identified by the use of words like "plans", "expect", "aim", "believe", "projects", "anticipates", "commit", "intend", "estimate", "will", "should", "could" and other expressions that indicate future events and trends.

All forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risk and uncertainties. In connection with the "safe harbor" provisions, KV provides the following cautionary statements identifying important economic, competitive, political and technology factors, which among others, could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those set forth or implied by the forward-looking statements and related assumptions.

Such factors include (but are not limited to) the following: (1) changes in the current and future business environment, including interest rates and capital and consumer spending; (2) the difficulty of predicting FDA approvals, including timing, and that any period of exclusivity may not be realized; (3) acceptance and demand for new pharmaceutical products; (4) the impact of competitive products and pricing, including as a result of so-called authorized-generic drugs; (5) new product development and launch, including the possibility that any product launch may be delayed or that product acceptance may be less than anticipated; (6) reliance on key strategic alliances; (7) the availability of raw materials and/or products manufactured for the Company under contract manufacturing arrangements with third parties; (8) the regulatory environment, including regulatory agency and judicial actions and changes in applicable law or regulations; (9) fluctuations in revenues; (10) the difficulty of predicting international regulatory approval, including timing; (11) the difficulty of predicting the pattern of inventory movements by the Company's customers; (12) the impact of competitive response to the Company's sales, marketing and strategic efforts, including the introduction or potential introduction of generic or competing products against products sold by the Company and its subsidiaries; (13) risks that the Company may not ultimately prevail in litigation, including challenges to our intellectual property rights by actual or potential competitors or to our ability to market generic products due to brand company patents and challenges to other companies' introduction or potential introduction of generic or competing products by third parties against products sold by the Company or its subsidiaries including without limitation the litigation and claims referred to in Note 16 of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2008; (14) actions by the Internal Revenue Service with respect to the Company's stock option grants and accounting practices; (15) the possibility that KV's current estimates of the financial effect of certain product recalls, including the recall of specific lots of Dextroamphetamine Sulfate tablets described above, could prove to be incorrect; (16) whether any product recalls, including the recall of specific lots of Dextroamphetamine Sulfate tablets described above, results in litigation, agency action or material damages; (17) the possibility that the findings of the Audit Committee inquiry referenced in the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, could have a material impact on the Company's financial results; (18) new product selection, development and launch; and (19) the risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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