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Cephalon Announces FDA Approval of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies for NUVIGIL and PROVIGIL
Date:10/22/2010

FRAZER, Pa., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) today announced that Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) for its medications NUVIGIL® (armodafinil) Tablets [C-IV] and PROVIGIL® (modafinil) Tablets [C-IV] have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Both the NUVIGIL and PROVIGIL REMS consist of a Medication Guide to inform patients about the potential risks associated with the use of these medications, a communication plan and a timetable for submission of assessments of the REMS.  The communication plan includes a Dear Healthcare Professional Letter, a Prescriber Brochure, a Pharmacist Action Letter and a dedicated REMS Internet Site. The introduction of the NUVIGIL and PROVIGIL REMS programs is consistent with the company's commitment to safe and appropriate use of its medications.

The goal of each REMS is to inform healthcare providers, patients and caregivers about the risks associated with these medications, including serious skin rash and hypersensitivity reactions.  The current product labeling for both medications contains a bolded warning that includes these risks. Neither medication is approved for use in the pediatric population for any indication.  In accordance with the approved REMS, the company is currently updating NUVIGIL and PROVIGIL labeling to include the Medication Guide.

The NUVIGIL and PROVIGIL Medication Guides will be available on each product website, www.nuvigil.com and www.provigil.com, and will be dispensed with every prescription.  Information on both products is also available by calling 1-800-896-5855.  More information on Cephalon and its products is available at www.cephalon.com.

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