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Date:3/26/2008

elops and markets a gastrointestinal platform that extends across pharmaceutical and over-the- counter brands. One of these brands is Asacol(R) (mesalamine) Delayed-Release Tablets, available by prescription only, which is currently celebrating over 15 years of trusted therapy. Asacol is the No. 1 most-prescribed 5-ASA therapy for ulcerative colitis (UC), a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).(1) Additional information about Asacol can be found by visiting http://www.Asacol.com or http://www.MyUCGuide.com .

About Ulcerative Colitis

UC involves inflammation of the lining of the colon and rectum. It varies in clinical severity with patients having mild, moderate or severe disease. Treatment depends on the extent and severity of disease.

UC causes flares followed by periods of remission. During a flare, in which the rectum or colon become inflamed, people experience symptoms such as diarrhea, rectal bleeding, abdominal cramping and an urgent need to go to the bathroom. Flares can vary in duration and intensity. While UC is a lifelong condition, medication may help control flares.

UC affects people of all ages, but is often diagnosed during early adulthood. The causes of this condition are unknown, but may involve heredity, infection or the immune system.

About Asacol(R) (mesalamine) Delayed-Release Tablets 400 mg

Asacol is indicated for the treatment of mildly to moderately active UC (the indicated dosage is two 400 mg tablets tid for 6 weeks) and for the maintenance of remission of UC (the indicated dosage is 1.6 g/day in divided doses).

Asacol was well-tolerated in clinical studies. Overall, the incidence of adverse events with Asacol was comparable to placebo. In pivotal clinical studies of mildly to moderately active UC, the most frequent adverse events reported for Asacol and placebo, respectively, were headac
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