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Lupin Receives Final Approval to Market Generic Ultram® ER
Date:8/31/2011

BALTIMORE, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (LPI) today announced that it has received final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Tramadol Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, 100, 200 and 300 mg strengths.   Lupin will begin shipping its Tramadol ER shortly.

Tramadol HCl ER is a centrally acting synthetic analgesic in an extended release formulation.  It is the generic equivalent to Ortho-McNeil's Ultram®* ER Tablets and is indicated for the management of moderate to moderately severe chronic pain in adults who require around-the-clock treatment of their pain for an extended period of time.  Tramadol HCl ER tablets had annual sales of approximately $132 million for the twelve months ended June 2011 based on IMS Health sales data.

About Lupin

Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Lupin Limited is an innovation led transnational pharmaceutical company producing a wide range of quality, affordable generic and branded formulations and APIs. The Company today has significant market share in Cardiovasculars, Diabetology, Asthma, Pediatrics, CNS, GI, Anti-Infectives and NSAIDs in addition holding global leadership positions in the Anti-TB and Cephalosporins space.  

Today, Lupin is the 5th largest and fastest growing generics player in the US (by prescriptions), the only Asian company to achieve that distinction.   The company is also the fastest growing top 10 pharmaceutical player in India, Japan and South Africa. (IMS Health)

For the financial year ended March 2011, Lupin's Consolidated Revenues and Profit after Tax were Rs.57,068 million USD 1.28 Billion) and Rs. 8,626  million (USD 193 million)  respectively.  Please visit http://www.lupinworld.com for more information about Lupin Ltd.

Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is the U.S. wholly owned subsidiary of Lupin Limited.  Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is dedicated to delivering high-quality, affordable generic medicines and branded formulations trusted by healthcare professionals and patients across geographies. For more information, visit http://www.lupinpharmaceuticals.com.

Safe Harbor Statement under the U. S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:

This release contains forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. Many of these risks, uncertainties and other factors include failure of clinical trials, delays in development, registration and product approvals, changes in the competitive environment, increased government control over pricing, fluctuations in the capital and foreign exchange markets and the ability to maintain patent and other intellectual property protection. The information presented in this release represents management's expectations and intentions as of this date. Lupin expressly disavows any obligation to update the information presented in this release

*Ultram® ER is a registered trademark of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

For More Information:
Contact: Edith St-Hilaire
Director of Marketing
(410) 576-2000


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