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Endo and Penwest Announce Settlement of Opana(R) ER Litigation
Date:2/20/2009

CHADDS FORD, Pa. and DANBURY, Conn., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP), and Penwest Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: PPCO) announced today that the companies have settled litigation with Actavis South Atlantic LLC regarding the production and sale of generic formulations of Opana(R) ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride) Extended Release Tablets CII. Endo and Penwest have agreed to dismiss their suit with prejudice and Actavis has agreed to dismiss its counterclaims with prejudice.

Under the terms of the settlement, Endo and Penwest have agreed to grant Actavis a license and a covenant not to sue to the patents in suit to sell a generic of Opana ER on or after July 15, 2011, and earlier under certain circumstances.

About Endo

Endo Pharmaceuticals is a specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the research, development, sale and marketing of branded and generic prescription pharmaceuticals used primarily to treat and manage pain. Its products include LIDODERM(R), a topical patch to relieve the pain of postherpetic neuralgia; PERCOCET(R) and PERCODAN(R) tablets for the relief of moderate-to-moderately severe pain; FROVA(R) tablets for the acute treatment of migraine attacks with or without aura in adults; OPANA(R) tablets for the relief of moderate-to-severe acute pain where the use of an opioid is appropriate; OPANA(R) ER tablets for the relief of moderate-to-severe pain in patients requiring continuous, around-the-clock opioid treatment for an extended period of time; and VOLTAREN(R) gel, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug indicated for the relief of the pain of osteoarthritis of joints amenable to topical treatment. The company markets its branded pharmaceutical products to physicians
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