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Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. (CPD) Provides Update on Remediation Activities



1/3/2011 8:01:03 AM

DETROIT, Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. (NYSE Amex: CPD) announced that based on remediation efforts to date, it does not expect to commence the manufacture and distribution of products from its Detroit facility by the end of Caraco's Fiscal Year 2011, ending March 31, 2011. The Company had previously disclosed its belief that two products would commence manufacture in the Detroit facility prior to the end of Fiscal 2011. As provided under the terms of the Consent Decree of Condemnation, Forfeiture and Permanent Injunction entered into with the FDA on September 29, 2009, before resuming the manufacture and distribution of any product from the Company's facilities, a number of significant steps and processes are required to be completed, and certifications and approvals from both outside experts (current good manufacturing practice "cGMP" consultants) and the FDA are to be obtained. In evaluating and discussing with the cGMP experts the remediation steps completed to date and those yet to be completed, the Company has determined that it will not be able to begin the manufacture and distribution of products by the end of Fiscal Year 2011. The Company's remediation efforts towards the resumption of manufacturing and distribution from its facilities are still ongoing, but the Company is unable to predict when such manufacturing and distribution will resume. As previously disclosed, and as always is the case in matters such as these, there is no assurance that the remediation efforts will be successful or result in resolution of the FDA compliance issues.

Detroit-based Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd., develops, manufactures, markets and distributes generic pharmaceuticals to the nation's largest wholesalers, distributors, drugstore chains and managed care providers.

Safe Harbor: This news release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Without limitation, the words "believe" or "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are contained in the Corporation's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Part I, Item 1A of our most recent Form 10-K, and include but are not limited to: (i) that the information is of a preliminary nature and may be subject to further adjustment; (ii) not obtaining FDA approval for new products or delays in receiving FDA approvals; (iii) governmental restrictions on the sale of certain products; (iv) dependence on key personnel; (v) development by competitors of new or superior products or cheaper products or new technology for the production of products or the entry into the market of new competitors; (vi) market and customer acceptance and demand for new pharmaceutical products; (vii) availability of raw materials in a timely manner, at competitive prices, and in required quantities; (viii) timing and success of product development and launch; (ix) integrity and reliability of the Company's data; (x) lack of success in attaining full compliance with regard to regulatory and cGMP compliance; (xi) dependence on limited customer base; (xii) occasional credits to certain customers reflecting price reductions on products previously sold to them and still available as shelf-stock; (xiii) possibility of an incorrect estimate of charge-backs and the impact of such an incorrect estimate on net sales, gross profit and net income; (xiv) dependence on few products generating majority of sales; (xv) product liability claims for which the Company may be inadequately insured; (xvi) subjectivity in judgment of management in applying certain significant accounting policies derived based on historical experience, terms of contracts, our observations of trends of industry, information received from our customers and other sources, to estimate revenues, accounts receivable allowances including chargebacks, rebates, income taxes, values of assets and inventories; (xvii) litigation involving claims of patent infringement; (xviii) material litigation from product recalls; (xix) the purported class action lawsuits alleging federal securities laws violations; (xx) delays in returning the Company's products to market, including loss of market share; (xxi) excessive dependency for revenues on the Marketing Agreement and Distribution and Sale Agreement, both signed with Sun Pharma; (xxii) excessive dependency on Sun Pharma and other third parties for manufacture of Caraco owned products; and (xxiii) other risks identified in this report and identified from time to time in our periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent our judgment as of the date of this report. We disclaim, however, any intent or obligation to update our forward-looking statements.

Contacts:


Caraco Pharmaceutical - Thomas Versosky - P: (313) 556-4150



SOURCE Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd.


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