SOURCE: Auriga Laboratories, Inc.

March 20, 2008 15:04 ET

Auriga Laboratories Announces the Launch of Extendryl® PEM and Extendryl® GCP

CAMARILLO, CA--(Marketwire - March 20, 2008) - Auriga Laboratories, Inc. (OTCBB: ARGA), a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today the launch of Extendryl® PEM and Extendryl® GCP. The two new products will be marketed under the Extendryl brand name which consists of prescription products to treat various cough, cold, and allergy symptoms.

The prescription respiratory market is valued at more than 8 billion dollars in sales and more than 68 million prescriptions are written annually in the US. Extendryl® PEM (phenylephrine HCl 30 mg; methscopolamine nitrate 1.25 mg) Tablets combine two compounds; a decongestant with an anticholinergic/drying agent in an extended release format to provide 8 to 12 hours of relief of symptoms for adults suffering from nasal congestion and mucosal drainage associated with respiratory tract infections and related conditions such as sinusitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis, and asthma. Extendryl® GCP Oral Solution combines three compounds (100 mg/5 mL guaifenesin; 15 mg/5mL carbetapentane citrate; 5 mg/mL hydrochloride), and is indicated for temporary relief of non-productive cough accompanying respiratory tract congestion associated with the common cold, influenza, sinusitis, and bronchitis.

Extendryl® PEM and Extendryl®GCP will be launched in March 2008. "These new products further solidify Auriga's commitment to enhance the Extendryl product line, and the launch is well timed to coincide with the start of Spring allergy season. These new additions to the Extendryl family will be a highly synergistic addition to Auriga's current promotional efforts," said Frank Greico, Chief Executive Officer of Auriga.

Extendryl is contraindicated in patients who are sensitive to any of the ingredients or related compounds, and in patients with glaucoma, hypertension, cardiac disease, hyperthyroidism, urinary retention, peptic ulcer, patients on MAO inhibitor therapy and during an asthmatic attack. Extendryl GCP is contraindicated in women who are pregnant and/or nursing. Extendryl PEM is contraindicated in children under 6 years of age. See individual product package inserts for full prescribing information.

About Auriga Laboratories™

Auriga Laboratories is a specialty pharmaceutical company building an extensive product portfolio of prescription brands targeting high growth therapeutic categories in the respiratory, dermatology, and psychiatry markets, which have combined annual revenues of more than fifteen billion dollars in the United States. The company's high-growth business model combines driving revenues through a primarily variable cost commission-based sales structure, acquisition of proven brand names, introduction of new brands, and a strategic development pipeline, all of which designed to enhance its growing direct relationships with physicians nationwide. Auriga's exclusive prescription and over-the-counter product portfolio includes Aquoral™ for the treatment of Xerostomia, Akurza™, Xyralid™, Zytopic™, and Coraz™ dermatology products, and the Zinx™ Extendryl ®, and Levall ® Families of products for relief of symptoms associated with a range of acute respiratory diseases. For more information, visit

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