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New Phase IV Clinical Study Indicates LidoSite Provides,Rheumatology Patients Superior Pain Relief

FAIR LAWN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 19, 2007 - Vyteris Holdings (Nevada), Inc. (OTCBB: VYHN), today announced results from a new phase IV "Open Label" clinical study demonstrating that LidoSite, the first FDA approved active patch for dermal analgesia, provided better pain relief to more than 73 percent of patients receiving injections of hyaluronic acid during treatment for osteoarthritis than usual topical analgesics.

"Treatment can be very painful, requiring multiple injections into sensitive joints, with many patients having a difficult time with this pain, leading some to avoid regular treatment," said Dr. Evan Liebowitz, a rheumatologist affiliated with Prospect Medical Office in Midland Park, NJ and Valley Hospital in Ridgewood, NJ. "Patients who avoid regular treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis risk further loss of articular cartilage in the knee."

The study, involving six study sites and 14 physicians, followed 63 patients over the course of two routine injections of hyaluronic acid for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

During the first treatment, patients either received no local anesthesia or an alternate local anesthesia prior to cannulation or needle puncture. During the second treatment, patients received the LidoSite system, comprised of the LidoSite Patch and the LidoSite Controller. In the study more than 73 percent preferred LidoSite to the treatment used during their first visit. Additionally, the majority of rheumatology physicians surveyed were satisfied with LidoSite, compared to other available treatment options, such as ethyl chloride, lidocaine injections or fluormethane spray.

"This initial study demonstrates the acceptability among patients and rheumatologists for using LidoSite as an effective treatment regime for needle pain for the multiple injections arthritis requires, as well as its potential availability in the doctor's office setting."
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