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KV Begins Shipping Evamist(TM) to Wholesalers
Date:4/14/2008

First FDA Approved Estradiol Transdermal Spray Launches KV Into One of

Largest Therapeutic Categories in Women's Healthcare

ST. LOUIS, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KV Pharmaceutical Company (NYSE: KVA, KVB), a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures, acquires and markets technology differentiated branded and generic/non-branded prescription pharmaceutical products, announced today that it has initiated launch shipments of Evamist(TM) (estradiol transdermal spray) to wholesalers. Evamist(TM) will be marketed by Ther-Rx Corporation, a division of KV Pharmaceutical. Evamist(TM), indicated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms due to menopause, is a unique transdermal estrogen therapy delivering a low dose of estradiol in a once-daily spray.

The Company believes Evamist(TM) is an outstanding addition to Ther-Rx Corporation's existing women's healthcare portfolio of products, which have been promoted by the Ther-Rx sales force since 1999. The Company anticipates the ability to leverage its strong relationships with Obstetricians/Gynecologists, as well as select primary care physicians, to potentially drive Evamist(TM) to be one of Ther-Rx's largest products in terms of revenue. Evamist(TM) targets an annual $1.3 billion estrogen therapy market where physicians and patients are seeking an effective low-dose estrogen product.

"We're excited about the new opportunity Evamist(TM) brings to the Ther-Rx portfolio and to the women's healthcare market," stated Marc S. Hermelin, KV's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. "We believe Evamist(TM) truly differentiates itself from the other products in this category and targets a compelling and im
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