Paladin Labs Inc.

Paladin Labs Inc.

April 17, 2007 14:51 ET

Paladin Announces Improvement to Plan B®, Canada's Most Prescribed Morning After Pill

MONTREAL, CANADA--(CCNMatthews - April 17, 2007) - Paladin Labs Inc. (TSX:PLB), a leading Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced the approval by Health Canada of a new one-step dosing regimen for Plan B®. Plan B® is an emergency contraceptive that prevents pregnancy from occurring when taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. This new one-step dosing will allow women to take both pills at the same time, thereby increasing ease of use without any increase in side effects or loss of efficacy.

"This is a significant improvement for Canadian women. Plan B® is the only over-the-counter morning after pill available in Canada with this patient friendly dosing. We will be actively communicating this new and improved dosing to physicians, pharmacists and patients across Canada," said Jonathan Ross Goodman, President and CEO.

About Plan B®

Plan B® (levonorgestrel) is indicated for the prevention of pregnancy if taken within 72 hours following any unprotected act of sexual intercourse including when no contraceptive method was used, or when a contraceptive method may have failed, and in cases of sexual assault. It is comprised of two pills each containing 0.75 mg of levonorgestrel. Plan B® has been available in Canada since 2000 and has been used by over half a million women to prevent pregnancies. Since April 2005, Plan B® is available from the pharmacist without a doctor's prescription across Canada.

About Paladin Labs

Paladin Labs Inc., headquartered in Montreal, Canada, is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring or in-licensing innovative pharmaceutical products for the Canadian market. With this strategy, a focused national sales team and proven marketing expertise, Paladin has evolved into one of Canada's leading specialty pharmaceutical companies. Paladin's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol PLB. For more information about Paladin, please visit the Company's web site at

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