Victory Pharma, Inc. Announces Dr. Shawn A. Scranton as Vice President of Scientific Operations

May 22, 2007, 01:00 ET from Victory Pharma, Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Victory Pharma, Inc. announced today
 that Dr. Shawn A. Scranton has joined the Company as Vice President of
 Scientific Operations. Dr. Scranton will report to Matthew Heck, President,
 and will serve as a member of the Company's senior executive team.
     "Victory is pleased to have attracted a person of Dr. Scranton's
 caliber, and his strategic medical knowledge signals our focus on bringing
 products to market and increased growth in sales," commented Mr. Heck. "As
 we bring more pharmaceutical products through the pipeline, Dr. Scranton's
 contributions will be extremely valuable." Dr. Scranton observed, "Victory
 Pharma's proven management team and recent commercialization successes
 combined with high potential products currently under development were the
 key reasons I decided to join the Company."
     Dr. Scranton brings over 15 years of drug development experience to
 Victory Pharma. Most recently he was Senior Director of Translational
 Medicine for Kalypsys, Inc., where he contributed to nonclinical,
 regulatory, and clinical strategies that allowed for the successful opening
 of NCE INDs, and conduct of subsequent Phase I clinical programs in
 neuropathic pain and metabolic disease. Formerly, Dr. Scranton was Director
 of Clinical Development and Program Director of the SDX101 program for
 Salmedix, Inc., which was acquired by Cephalon, Inc. in 2005. Additionally,
 Dr. Scranton has also held academic positions at University of the Pacific,
 University of Houston, and Baylor College of Medicine.
     Dr. Scranton will be based in the Company's corporate headquarters in
 San Diego, California.
     About Victory Pharma, Inc.
     Victory Pharma, Inc. is a privately held, specialty pharmaceutical
 company, headquartered in San Diego with sales and marketing operations in
 Cary, NC, focused on acquiring and marketing pain and related products.
 Victory markets its existing pain products through its physician based
 field sales force. The Company is also developing several proprietary
 products for treatment of chronic severe pain and commonly associated
 opiate induced side effects. Its lead development product is currently near
 completion of Phase II clinical testing in the United States. Further
 information regarding Victory is available at

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