Paladin Labs Inc.

Paladin Labs Inc.

February 29, 2008 08:30 ET

Paladin Files New Drug Submission for SEASONIQUE®

MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwire - Feb. 29, 2008) - Paladin Labs Inc. (TSX:PLB), a leading Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has filed a new drug submission for SEASONIQUE® with the Therapeutic Products Directorate of Health Canada. SEASONIQUE® is the next generation of extended-cycle oral contraceptives for the prevention of pregnancy. Paladin signed a license and distribution agreement with Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE:BRL), which granted Paladin the exclusive Canadian license to market SEASONIQUE®.

"SEASONIQUE® is an excellent strategic fit to our strong women's health franchise. SEASONIQUE® complements SEASONALE® in offering Canadian women an additional, innovative option in birth control," said Jonathan Ross Goodman, President & CEO of Paladin Labs. Like SEASONALE®, SEASONIQUE® is a unique extended-cycle birth control pill. Approved in July, SEASONALE® was launched in Canada in January 2008

Currently, SEASONIQUE® is approved and marketed in the United States, where it was launched in July 2006.

Under the SEASONIQUE® extended-cycle regimen, women take active tablets of 0.15 mg levonorgestrel/0.03 mg of ethinyl estradiol for 84 consecutive days, followed by seven days of a low dose of ethinyl estradiol (0.01 mg). The regimen is also designed to reduce the number of withdrawal bleeding periods from thirteen to four periods per year.

About Paladin Labs Inc.

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

About Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a global specialty pharmaceutical company that operates in more than 30 countries worldwide and is engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of generic and proprietary pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals and active pharmaceutical ingredients. A holding company, Barr operates through its principal subsidiaries: Barr Laboratories, Inc., Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and PLIVA d.d. and its subsidiaries. The Barr Group of companies markets more than 120 generic and 26 proprietary products in the U.S. and approximately 1,025 products globally outside of the U.S. For more information, visit

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