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Janssen Announces Launch of Authorized Generic for RISPERDAL(R)
Date:6/30/2008

TITUSVILLE, N.J., June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Janssen, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced that it has launched an authorized generic version of RISPERDAL(R) (risperidone) through Patriot Pharmaceuticals, L.L.C.

Patriot is a subsidiary of McNeil-PPC. Both companies are a part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies.

Janssen also announced that it will continue to make available branded RISPERDAL, which was first approved by the FDA in 1993.

RISPERDAL (risperidone) is indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and adolescents aged 13-17 years; and the treatment of irritability associated with autistic disorder in children and adolescents aged 5-16 years.

RISPERDAL (risperidone) is indicated for the short-term treatment of Bipolar Mania in acute manic or mixed episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder, either as monotherapy or in combination with lithium or valproate in adults; or as monotherapy in children and adolescents aged 10-17 years.

Janssen, Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is based in Titusville, N.J. and is the only large pharmaceutical company in the U.S. dedicated solely to mental health. As the company celebrates its 50th year in mental health, it currently markets prescription medications for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar mania and the treatment of symptoms associated with autistic disorder. For more information about Janssen, visit http://www.janssen.com/

Patriot Pharmaceuticals, LLC. is a subsidiary of McNeil-PPC, Inc. It markets and distributes authorized generic pharmaceuticals, including itraconazole, griseofulvin, ketoconazole, and cyclobenzaprine. Patriot is located in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

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