Paladin Labs Inc.

Paladin Labs Inc.

March 09, 2009 08:00 ET

Paladin Files New Drug Submission for TRELSTAR® 6 Month

MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2009) - Paladin Labs Inc. (TSX:PLB), a leading Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that it has filed a new drug submission for TRELSTAR® 22.5 mg (triptorelin pamoate for injectable suspension). Trelstar® 22.5 mg is a 6-month slow release, injectable, luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone (LHRH) agonist indicated for the palliative treatment of advanced prostate cancer.

"Trelstar® is an important component of Paladin's urology franchise and this new dosage form will further strengthen this portfolio," said Jonathan Ross Goodman, President and CEO of Paladin Labs.

Paladin obtained the Canadian license for TRELSTAR® from Watson Pharma Inc., a subsidiary of Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE:WPI) in May 2005. Paladin launched TRELSTAR® 11.25 mg 3 month for the treatment of advanced prostrate cancer in August 2006 and launched TRELSTAR® 3.75 mg 1 month for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer and endometriosis in January 2007.

According to IMS Canada, the total Canadian market for LHRH agonists in 2008 is $141.5 million, up 3% from 2007.

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. With this strategy, a focused Canadian national sales team and proven marketing expertise, Paladin has evolved into one of Canada's leading specialty pharmaceutical companies. For more information, please visit the Company's web site at

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