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Endo Pharmaceuticals (ENDP) Acquires Johnson Matthey's Oxymorphone Patent


3/22/2012 10:55:30 AM

CHADDS FORD, Pa., March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Endo (Nasdaq: ENDP) announced today that it has acquired U.S. patent 7,851,482 B2 for oxymorphone hydrochloride, the key API in all formulations of OPANA, from Johnson Matthey plc. Johnson Matthey is a leading supplier of active pharmaceutical ingredients through its worldwide Fine Chemicals Division.

By acquiring Johnson Matthey's patent to the oxymorphone ingredient, which will be listed in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Orange Book, Endo will enjoy additional patent protection for its OPANA franchise, now through 2029.

"This patent not only covers our newly designed to be crush resistant OPANA® ER, it covers all products that include oxymorphone that are manufactured in accordance with current FDA specifications," said Julie McHugh, chief operating officer of Endo.

About Endo
Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc. (Endo) is a US-based diversified healthcare company that is redefining healthcare value by finding solutions for the unmet needs of patients along care pathways for pain management, pelvic health, urology, endocrinology and oncology. Through our operating companies: AMS, Endo Pharmaceuticals, HealthTronics and Qualitest, Endo is dedicated to improving care through a combination of branded products, generics, devices, technology and services that creates maximum value for patients, providers and payers alike. Learn more at www.endo.com.

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SOURCE Endo


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