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Qualitest Receives FDA Approval for Dexamethasone Elixir, USP, 0.5mg/ 5 mL and Orsythia™ Tablets (Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP, 0.1 mg/0.02 mg)
Date:5/18/2011

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualitest Pharmaceuticals today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved dexamethasone elixir, USP, 0.5mg/ 5 mL and Orsythia™ Tablets (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets, USP, 0.1 mg/0.02 mg).

Dexamethasone elixir is used to treat a variety of conditions including endocrine disorders, rheumatic disorders, and collagen diseases. Orsythia™ Tablets are indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use oral contraceptives as a method of contraception.

The total IMS sales for dexamethasone elixir, USP, 0.5mg/ 5 mL and Orsythia™ Tablets (levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol tablets, USP, 0.1 mg/0.02 mg)for the 12-months ended March 31, 2011 are $4 million and $100 million, respectively.

About Qualitest

Founded in 1983, Qualitest provides affordable, high-quality generic pharmaceuticals. Featuring a current portfolio exceeding 600 products, the company has grown significantly since its inception and is now ranked in the top ten among all suppliers of generics, based on total prescriptions filled. Qualitest is a wholly owned subsidiary of Endo Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ENDP), a U.S.-based, specialty healthcare solutions company, focused on high-value branded products and specialty generics (www.endo.com).  

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