SOURCE: China Aoxing Pharmaceutical Co., Inc.

June 18, 2009 08:00 ET

China Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company Announces Completion of Registration Trial of Its Leading Narcotic Drug for the Treatment of Acute Moderate to Severe Cough

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 18, 2009) - China Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. (OTCBB: CAXG) ("China Aoxing"), a pharmaceutical company specializing in research, development, manufacturing and marketing of narcotic and pain-management products, today announced that it has completed the registration trial with Codeine Phosphate, a compound oral solution for the treatment of acute moderate to severe cough. Top-line results from this trial are expected to be announced by the end of the third quarter of 2009.

Under the regulation of China State Food and Drug Administration ("SFDA"), this drug is designated as a Class III New Medicine, or the first drug to be launched in China while already selling in other regulated territories. As a result, the product is expected to receive at least three-year market exclusivity protection after marketing clearance by the China SFDA. Assuming positive clinical results and timely regulatory approval, the company expects to launch this product in China in 2010.

This registration trial is a randomized, multi-center, double-blind, positive-controlled study designed to evaluate the efficacy of a compound oral solution of codeine phosphate in 215 patient subjects with acute moderate to severe cough.

"We are pleased to report the successful completion of this study, which has demonstrated excellent safety and efficacy among a significant number of patients," said Liying Yang, Vice President of Research of China Aoxing. "As we continue our analysis of the data collected in this study, we look forward to presenting the top-line results by the end of the third quarter of 2009."

The prevalence rate of cough condition is approximately at 15% in China. It is estimated that over 50 million Chinese patients are seeking cough treatment, mainly caused by respiratory disorders. The market size of pharmaceutical product to address cough condition is estimated at approximately $2 billion per year with an annual growth rate of over 10% in China.

About China Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc.

China Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. (OTCBB: CAXG) is a pharmaceutical company located in China specializing in research, development, manufacturing and distribution of a variety of narcotics and pain-management products. It has a strategic alliance with American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (NYSE: AOB) to develop and market various narcotic drugs in China. Headquartered in Shijiazhuang City, the pharmaceutical capital of China, outside of Beijing, China Aoxing has China's largest and the most advanced manufacturing facility for highly regulated narcotic medicines, addressing a very under-served and fast-growing market in China. Its facility is one of the few GMP facilities licensed for narcotics medicines. The Company is working closely with the Chinese government and SFDA to assure the strictly regulated availability to medical professionals of its narcotic drugs and pain medicines throughout China.

Statements made in this press release are forward-looking and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in these statements. The economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other risk factors identified in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Form 10-KSB for the year ended June 30, 2008, may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in the forward looking statements in this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact Information

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    Wei Zhang
    China Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc.
    Telephone: 646 - 512 - 5662