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KV Pharmaceutical Company, Purdue Pharma L.P. Settle OxyContin(R) Dispute
Date:6/9/2009

KV acknowledges validity of Purdue patents; Receives limited license rights to all strengths of oxycodone controlled-release tablets

ST. LOUIS, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KV Pharmaceutical Company (NYSE: KVa; KVb) of St. Louis, MO., today announced it has entered into a settlement agreement with Purdue Pharma L.P. of Stamford, Conn., in regard to the patent infringement lawsuit between the two companies. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, KV Pharmaceutical Company acknowledges that Purdue Pharma's OxyContin(R) patents are valid and enforceable and infringed. In exchange, Purdue will grant KV Pharmaceutical Company certain limited non-exclusive, royalty-bearing, non-transferable rights to sell in the United States generic versions of the drug OxyContin(R) (oxycodone HCl controlled-release) for a limited period of time. The Companies have agreed to continue to discuss the final location for the manufacturing of this product.

About KV Pharmaceutical Company

KV Pharmaceutical Company is a fully integrated specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures, markets, and acquires technology-distinguished branded and generic/non-branded prescription pharmaceutical products. The Company markets its technology distinguished products through ETHEX Corporation, a subsidiary that competes with branded products, and Ther-Rx Corporation, the company's branded drug subsidiary.

For further information about KV Pharmaceutical Company, please visit the Company's corporate Web site at www.kvpharmaceutical.com.

About Purdue Pharma L.P.

Purdue Pharma L.P. and its associated U.S. companies are privately-held pharmaceutical companies known for pioneering res
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