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Strativa Pharmaceuticals's Development Partner, BioAlliance Pharma, Submits Loramyc(R) NDA


6/16/2009 9:01:35 AM

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Strativa Pharmaceuticals, the proprietary products division of a wholly owned subsidiary of Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. , today announced that its development partner, BioAlliance Pharma, has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Loramyc(R) (miconazole Lauriad(R)) 50mg mucoadhesive buccal tablets, as planned. If approved, Strativa could launch Loramyc in the second half of 2010.

Loramyc (miconazole Lauriad(R)), an innovative antifungal therapy for the treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis, was approved in the European Union in 2007 and is currently marketed in several EU territories.

About Strativa Pharmaceuticals

Strativa Pharmaceuticals is the proprietary products division of Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. Strativa is committed to developing and marketing novel prescription drugs. Its initial focus is on supportive care therapeutics in HIV and oncology. Drawing on the specialty products expertise of its staff, Strativa possesses the resources to prepare products for commercialization and to help ensure their success after launch. For additional information, please visit www.strativapharma.com.

About Par Pharmaceutical

Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets generic drugs and innovative branded pharmaceuticals for specialty markets. For press release and other company information, visit www.parpharm.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this news release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. To the extent any statements made in this news release contain information that is not historical, these statements are essentially forward-looking and, as such, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which could cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially from those expressed herein. Risk factors that might affect such forward-looking statements include those set forth in Item 1A of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, in other of the Company's filings with the SEC from time to time, including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, and on general industry and economic conditions. Any forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date hereof only, based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and, subject to any applicable law to the contrary, the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Investor contact, Allison Wey, Investor Relations and Corporate
Affairs, Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc., +1-201-802-4000

Web site: http://www.parpharm.com/
http://www.strativapharma.com/



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