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New Acetadote® Formulation Now Available in the U.S.
Date:3/22/2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: CPIX) today announced that it has completed the U.S. launch of its new formulation of Acetadote® (acetylcysteine) Injection, the Company's product used to treat acetaminophen poisoning. The proprietary new formulation, which does not contain ethylene diamine tetracetic acid (EDTA) or any other stabilization or chelating agents, is now stocked at wholesalers serving hospitals across the country.

Acetadote is used in hospital emergency departments to prevent or lessen potential liver damage resulting from an overdose of acetaminophen, a common ingredient in many over-the-counter pain relief and fever-reducing products. The new formulation was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January and replaces the previously marketed product. Acetaminophen continues to be the leading cause of poisonings reported by hospital emergency rooms in the United States(1), and Acetadote has become a standard of care for treating this potentially life-threatening condition.

"We are pleased to make this next generation of Acetadote available to the hospital community and the growing number of patients who will benefit from it," said A.J. Kazimi, Chief Executive Officer of Cumberland Pharmaceuticals. "This launch marks an important milestone in our strategy to support our products by improving upon existing formulations and expanding into new patient populations."

Cumberland has worked with U.S. wholesalers to transition inventories from the original to the new formulation. Shipments of the original formulation have ceased and the Company is now filling all Acetadote orders with the new product. A communications campaign has been initiated to support poison control centers and U.S. hospital pharmacists as they transition to the new formulation, which includes an extended shelf life of 30 months, up from 24 months for the o
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