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OPKO Health Announces Changes to Board of Directors
Date:1/25/2008

MIAMI, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OPKO Health, Inc. (Amex: OPK) today announced the appointment of Thomas E. Beier and Richard C. Pfenniger, Jr. to its Board of Directors. The company also announced the resignation of former Board member David Eichler. Mr. Pfenniger was appointed to fill the vacancy created by Mr. Eichler's resignation while Mr. Beier is assuming a newly created Board position.

"The addition of Tom Beier and Rick Pfenniger to OPKO's Board of Directors ensures the company will continue to benefit from a knowledgeable board with diverse perspectives and experience," said Phillip Frost, M.D., Chairman and CEO of OPKO. "I look forward to working with Tom and Rick and the entire Board of Directors as we continue to aggressively pursue our research and development programs and advance the clinical testing of bevasiranib, our lead agent for age-related macular degeneration. We also want to thank Dave Eichler for his past contributions as a Board member of OPKO."

Richard C. Pfenniger, Jr. joins the Board as Chairman of OPKO's Audit Committee. Mr. Pfenniger currently serves as the Chairman, CEO and President of Continucare Corporation, a provider of primary physician and practice management services. Prior to Continucare, Mr. Pfenniger was CEO and Vice Chairman of Whitman Education Group, Inc. Previously, he was a Director of IVAX Corporation. Mr. Pfenniger currently is a Director of two other companies.

Thomas E. Beier will serve on OPKO's Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. Beier currently is a Director of Ideation Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of acquiring businesses in digital media. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Fin
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